The only true voyage of discovery, the only fountain of Eternal Youth, would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes, to behold the universe through the eyes of another, of a hundred others, to behold the hundred universes that each of them beholds, that each of them is.

Marcel Proust

There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.

C.A.R. Hoare

Sloppy thinking about the concepts and tactics often leads to sloppiness in design. And sloppiness in design translates into confusion for users.

Don Norman

Design is more than just a few tricks to the eye. It’s a few tricks to the brain.

Neville Brody

…style is the outside of content, and content the inside of style.

Jean-Luc Godard

To design is to plan, to order, to relate, and to control. In short, it opposes all means of disorder and accident.

Emil Ruder

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.

Charles Mingus

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. The inverse proposition also appears to be true: a complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be made to work. You have to start over, beginning with a simple system

John Gall