• Daniel Boorstin: An image ... is a studiously crafted personality profile of an individual, institution, corporation, product or service.
  • David Ogilvy: What you say in advertising is more important than how you say it.
  • Steve Kopcha: Good ads sell stuff.
  • Albert Camus: Those who write clearly have readers. Those who write obscurely have commentators.
  • George Santayana: Graphic design is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humors.
  • Bob Dylan: You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows.
  • John Updike: Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or better.
  • Leo Burnett: When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one. But you won't come up with a handful of mud either.
  • Pablo Picasso: Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
  • Paul Rand: Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.
  • Mark Twain: The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
  • Leo Burnett: The secret of all effective advertising is ... one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships.
  • Jeffrey Zeldman: Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it's decoration.
  • Saul Bass: Design is thinking made visual.
  • Ellen Lupton: Design is as much an act of spacing as an act of marking.
  • Chris Pullman: The way something looks is the last thing we figure out.
  • Ernest Hemmingway: For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.

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