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Jane Jacobs Quotes and Sayings

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Design is people.
- Jane Jacobs

Related topics: Design

Some men tend to cling to old intellectual excitements,
just as some belles, when they are old ladies,
still cling to the fashions and coiffures of their exciting youth.
- Jane Jacobs

The point of cities is multiplicity of choice.
- Jane Jacobs

Sentimentality about nature denatures everything it touches.
- Jane Jacobs

 

There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder,
and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretended order,
achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order
that is struggling to exist and to be served.
- Jane Jacobs

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

I design for real people.
I think of our customers all the time.
There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing
or accessories that are not practical.
- Giorgio Armani

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Good buildings come from good people,
ad all problems are solved by good design.
- Stephen Gardiner

The proper study of mankind is the science of design.
- Herbert Simon

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world.
But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
- Walt Disney

Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great
design is often to ruin it.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Accessible design is good design.
- Steve Ballmer

I think it's really important to design things with a kind of personality.
- Marc Newson

What is design? It's where you stand with a foot in two worlds -
the world of technology and the world of people and human purposes -
and you try to bring the two together.
- Mitchell Kapor

In my opinion, no single design is apt to be optimal for everyone.
- Donald Norman

Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in
business but above all...
good design must primarily serve people.
- Thomas J. Watson

The urge for good design is the same as the urge to go on living.
- Harry Bertoia

Design works if it's authentic, inspired,
and has a clear point of view.
It can't be a collection of input.
- Ron Johnson

I design for the woman who loves being a woman.
- Diane von Furstenberg

Good design is good business.
- Thomas J. Watson

Good design doesn't date.
- Harry Seidler

I think there is a new awareness in this 21st century
that design is as important to where and how we live as it is for museums,
concert halls and civic buildings.
- Daniel Libeskind

The artist in me cries out for design.
- Robert Frost

I like the body.
I like to design everything to do with the body.
- Gianni Versace

The design of each element should be thought out in
order to be easy to make and easy to repair.
- Leo Fender

Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.
- Charles Eames

Perhaps believing in good design is like believing in God,
it makes you an optimist.
- Terence

Luck is the residue of design.
- Branch Rickey

Design is everything.
Everything!
- Paul Rand

Design is an unknown.
- Geoffrey Beene

Design is not for philosophy it's for life.
- Issey Miyake

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like.
Design is how it works.
- Steve Jobs

Design is directed toward human beings.
To design is to solve human problems by identifying
them and executing the best solution.
- Ivan Chermayeff

Color does not add a pleasant quality to design -
it reinforces it.
- Pierre Bonnard

To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number,
to the specialist of an enlightened matter,
to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.
- Charles Eames

So, to really execute design in its highest form and making people feel joy,
that's a great reward.
- Genevieve Gorder

I've been amazed at how often those outside the discipline
of design assume that what designers do is decoration.
Good design is problem solving.
- Jeffery Veen

Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection,
affinities, integration, love.
- Louis Kahn

I don't start with a design objective,
I start with a communication objective.
I feel my project is successful if it communicates
what it is supposed to communicate.
- Mike Davidson

To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past.
- Charles J. Givens

I don't design clothes, I design dreams.
- Ralph Lauren

To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means
you can control or master.
- Milton Glaser

Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.
- Kenzo Tange

The primary factor is proportions.
- Arne Jacobsen

A designer is only as good as the star who wears her clothes.
- Edith Head

The details are the very source of expression in architecture.
But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.
- Arthur Erickson

I would think twice about designing stuff for which
there was no need and which didn't endure.
- Robin Day

Design is the method of putting form and content together.
Design, just as art, has multiple definitions;
there is no single definition.
Design can be art.
Design can be aesthetics.
Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.
- Paul Rand

About half my designs are controlled fantasy,
15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.
- Manolo Blahnik

Outside of the chair, the teapot is the most ubiquitous
and important design element in the domestic environment
and almost everyone who has tackled the world of design
has ended up designing one.
- David McFadden

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

Every contrivance of man, every tool,
every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use,
of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.
- Robert Collier

Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed
at changing existing situations into preferred ones.
- Herbert Simon

Good designers can create normalcy out of chaos;
they can clearly communicate ideas through the organizing
and manipulating of words and pictures.
- Jeffery Veen

When I design buildings, I think of the overall composition,
much as the parts of a body would fit together.
On top of that, I think about how people will approach
the building and experience that space.
- Tadao Ando

I would be most content if my children grew up to be
the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly
of building enough bookshelves.
- Anna Quindlen

This is what I like about being a designer:
You can't really get it until you see it.
- Isaac Mizrahi

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when
there is nothing left to add,
but when there is nothing left to take away.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Sacred spaces can be created in any environment.
- Christy Turlington

Designers are very fickle.
I never wanted to be a victim of that.
You're in one minute, out the next.
- Tyra Banks

Sometimes I can't figure designers out.
It's as if they flunked human anatomy.
- Erma Bombeck

Great designers seldom make great advertising men,
because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture -
and forget that merchandise must be sold.
- James Randolph Adams

A good designer must rely on experience,
on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness.
No magic will do.
- Niklaus Wirth

But, alas!
what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have
a higher Design than to get her a Husband?
- Mary Astell

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future;
it is something you design for the present.
- Jim Rohn

The universe we observe has precisely
the properties we should expect
if there is, at bottom, no design,
no purpose, no evil, no good,
nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
- Charles Darwin

I do two things.
I design mobile computers and I study brains.
- Jeff Hawkins

Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily.
They don't care as much about attractive sites and pretty design.
- Tim Berners-Lee

If you don't design your own life plan,
chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan.
And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
- Jim Rohn

If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house
with the conscious design of doing me good,
I should run for my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal;
While others,
on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting,
at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.
- Herodotus


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