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“The sign of intelligence is that you are constantly wondering. Idiots are always dead sure about every damn thing they are doing in their life.”

–Vasudev

“Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need, and beauty to produce something that the world didn’t know it was missing.”

— Paola Antonelli

“When you hit a wrong note, it’s the next note that makes it good or bad”

–Miles Davis

“Attractive things work better”

–Don Norman
(Author of Emotional Design and Design of Everyday Things)

“Do not try and create and analyze at the same time… they are different processes”

–John Cage

(One is building an idea up, while the other is breaking it down.)

Via Greg Melander.

“افتح فمك فقط إن كان ما ستقوله أجمل من الصمت
Open your mouth only if what you are going to say is more beautiful than silence.”

–Arabic proverb

“There’s nothing more intimate in life than simply being understood. And understanding someone else.”

–Brad Meltzer

“Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.”

–Epictetus

“Fall in love with ordinary. Fall in love with the everyday. Fall in love with brown eyes and small towns and a hand full of dandelions. Discover. Discover the crevices. Read the books that aren’t so popular, by little known authors who have a lot to offer. Listen to music that makes you think. Choose art that is buried in the corner of galleries, or on the street. Teach yourself to love the small things. The special but unnoticed things. Teach yourself how the ordinary is not so ordinary after all.”

–S. Zhao

“A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.”

–Chinese proverb.

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