2020-0531

Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.
—Milton Glaser

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2020-0427

I’m interested in architecture, but it’s no good thing being an architect if you are interested in architecture. It’s like being a butcher if you are interested in animals.
—Ed Steed

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2020-0423

Beauty is temporary, ugliness lasts forever.
—Marina Abramović

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2020-0323

Do not fear mistakes. There are none.
—Miles Davis

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2020-0317

Lack of focus is why we have a lack of greatness.
Jerry Seinfeld (b. 1954) via Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, S6E1

2020-0317

It’s not the easiest thing to try and put a smile on a face. But it’s always worth it.
—Jerome Allen Seinfeld, a.k.a., Jerry Seinfeld (b. 1954) via Some website

2020-0305

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
—Eric Arthur Blair, a.k.a., George Orwell (1903 – 1950) via Nineteen Eighty-Four

2019-1015

Please, could you expel, or, at least, restrain, the comma-maniac, on your editorial staff?
Mary Norris, a.k.a., The Comma Queen (1952– ) via The nit-picking glory of the New Yorker’s Comma Queen

2019-0907

If an ass goes traveling, he’ll not come back a horse.
Thomas Fuller (1606-1661) via Google Books

2019-0907

Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

2018-0219

The Americans are very impressionable people; they see what they want to see. I have a lot of respect for them. I am not upset at all that I ended up on this list. If they want to see the devil, let them see him.
Yevgeny Prigozhin, a.k.a., Putin’s chef (b. 1961) via The New York Times

2018-0105

Beauty conforms to the demands of the spirit.
Mark Rothko (1903–1970) via Brainpickings

2017-1106

I often can’t tell if people are at peace or just being dull.
—Heinrich Karl Bukowski, a.k.a. Charles Bukowski (1920–1994) via Half-Truth Zine Issue 16 (1993) found at Bukowskiforum.com

2017-1024

Talent is like a marksman who hits a target which others cannot reach; genius is like a marksman who hits a target…others cannot even see.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860) via Google Books

2017-0920

Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894) via Google Books

2017-0827

Excellence has no sex
Eva Hesse (1936—1970)

2016-1101

Most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people
Christopher Wolfgang Alexander (1936– ) via “A Pattern Language

2016-1025

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900–1944) via GoodReads

2016-0815

You really can’t think of a self-driving vehicle as merely a car–fundamentally, it’s a robot on four wheels that looks and feels like a car.
—Jan Becker, Senior Director of Automated Driving for Faraday & Future

2016-0123

I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters.
—Donald Trump, #amateur (b. 1946)

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