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Decoration Quotes

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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

Related topics: Design

Charm, in most men and nearly all women,
is a decoration.
- E. M. Forster

But, after all, the aim of art is to create space -
space that is not compromised by decoration or illustration,
space within which the subjects of painting can live.
- Frank Stella

Prose is architecture, not interior decoration,
and the Baroque is over.
- Ernest Hemingway

 

The Church knew what the psalmist knew:
Music praises God.
Music is well or better able to praise him than the
building of the church and all its decoration;
it is the Church's greatest ornament.
- Igor Stravinsky

A great novel is concerned primarily with the interior
lives of its characters as they respond to the inconvenient
narratives that fate imposes on them.
Movie adaptations of these monumental fictions often
fail because they become mere exercises in interior decoration.
- Richard Schickel

I think taking design out of the studio and really
having a relationship with the people that you're making
it for really convinced me of how powerful a thing design is.
It's not just an aesthetic decoration.
- Genevieve Gorder

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I think decor says a lot about someone's social position,
their taste, their sensibility, their work -
and also about the aesthetic way I have chosen to tell their story.
- Pedro Almodovar

But I hang on to books.
I love them.
I even think they're very nice decor in a room -
far better than paintings...
That's not quite true!
- Norman MacCaig

I love Christmas, not just because of the presents
but because of all the decorations and lights and the warmth of the season.
- Ashley Tisdale

Fill your heart with the creative power
to accept the past,
decorate the present
and transform the future.
- Osho

Decorate your home.
It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.
- Charles M. Schulz

Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.
- William Wordsworth

Dressing up is a bore.
At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex,
and at a certain age, I did that.
But I'm past that age.
- Katharine Hepburn

I try to decorate my imagination as much as I can.
- Franz Schubert

All those people whose faces decorate the shopping
bags of Barnes and Noble,
with a few exceptions, would never get published today.
- Mark Crispin Miller

Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch
of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.
- Frank Zappa

James Brown is important because he decorates the clock
correctly and he's good with lower mathematics.
Don't get me wrong - he's good.
- Don Van Vliet

Judges don't age; time decorates them.
- Enid Bagnold

The newly decorated theatres produced things like car parks and restaurants,
so you could have a good night out, quite cheaply without
all that bother of having to go somewhere else.
- Timothy West

The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation,
sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man.
- Charles Sumner

These rooms are decorated in two days.
It's all kept secret.
The neighbors spend the night in each other's home.
They don't see their finished room until the end of the second day.
They have no say what happens in their own home.
- Paige Davis

George Harrison is perhaps one of the most creative people I ever met,
not only in his music and songwriting,
but just the way he lived his life, decorated his gardens and homes.
He was a dear friend of mine.
His entire approach to music was very unique.
- Gary Wright

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

I love decorating my home.
I'm a gardener too, so that's usually something I have to play catch up with.
- Suzy Bogguss

If bad decorating was a hanging offense,
there'd be bodies hanging from every tree!
- Sylvester Stallone

Here at the house, I've been decorating it and getting it organized.
My best friend moved in in October so I've been getting her settled.
She's my personal assistant now.
- Picabo Street

I bought a house, and I've been decorating it.
- Charlie Hunnam

I don't want to see people decorating a house or digging a garden.
As for guys like Jonathan Ross, he got an award there last Christmas.
What for? He doesn't sing, dance or tell jokes,
does he?
- Ian St.
John

I don't want my daughter to be educated.
I think women should just be decorative.
- Richard Brautigan

Painting is not for me either decorative amusement,
or the plastic invention of felt reality;
it must be every time: invention,
discovery, revelation.
- Max Ernst

The trend in some of the contemporary movements in art,
but by no means all, seems to deny this ideal and to
me appears to lead to a purely decorative conception of painting.
- Edward Hopper

I've always felt that if one was going to take seriously
this vocation as an artist,
you have to get beyond that decorative facade.
- Anish Kapoor

My grandfather was not a musician but he was an artist -
a painter,
a decorative painter.
- Gyorgy Ligeti

Thrillers have been traditionally very masculine books;
the women characters often rather decorative.
- Ken Follett

A man may lack everything but tact and conviction and
still be a forcible speaker;
but without these nothing will avail...
Fluency, grace, logical order, and the like,
are merely the decorative surface of oratory.
- Charles Horton Cooley

And I started with this: I have not painted at all my childhood.
In fact, I never painted.
But I helped my father who was a house painter and decorative painter.
He made stage sets, he made glass paintings,
he made everything.
- Josef Albers

This would be a distortion of their meaning,
since the pictures are intimate and intense,
and are the opposite of what is decorative;
and have been painted in a scale of normal living rather
than an institutional scale.
- Mark Rothko

In garden arrangement, as in all other kinds of decorative work,
one has not only to acquire a knowledge of what to do,
but also to gain some wisdom in perceiving what it is well to let alone.
- Gertrude Jekyll

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Tom Peters

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

If you want peace, stop fighting.
If you want peace of mind,
stop fighting with your thoughts.
- Peter McWilliams

If you want to be heroic,
Don't emulate your heroes,
learn from them.
Heroes don't follow anyone,
they set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success is a state of mind.
If you want success,
start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Joyce Brothers

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

Do you want to know who you are?
Don't ask. Act!
Action will delineate and define you.
- Thomas Jefferson

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to do it,
Do It - TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dream up the world you want to live in. Dream out loud.
- Bono

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

If you don't know what you want, you will probably never get it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything.
And that is by making the other person want to do it.
- Dale Carnegie

The key to happiness is not to have what you want
but to want what you have.
- Anonymous

For want of a nail the shoe was lost;
for want of a shoe the horse was lost;
and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
- Benjamin Franklin

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive.
If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.
- Anonymous


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