“Profit comes from what is there, usefulness from what is not there.”\ —Lao-Tzu

“Ultimately there is no happiness in a world in which things are not as good as they can be.”\ —Eric Gill

“Whoever said that pleasure wasn’t useful?”\ —Charles Eames

“Shut up and look.”\ —Edward Tufte

“Brevity is a by-product of vigor.”\ —W. Strunk & E.B. White

“I am made of earth, and my song made of words.”\ —Pablo Neruda

“I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing.”\ —Daniel Hillel

“Money is circulated. Time is spent.”\ —Frank Chimero

“Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”\ —E.L. Doctorow

“They can’t eat you.”\ —Merlin Mann

“The details are not details—they make the product. It is, in the end, these details that give the product its life.”\ —Charles Eames

“Words mean things.”\ —Erin Kissanne

“Less, but better.”\ —Dieter Rams

“Let me not die while I am still alive.”\ —Unknown source

“Start thinking from subtraction. Not addition.”\ —Naoto Fukasawa