"Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment."
Claude Monet

"Every good painter paints what he is."
Jackson Pollock

"I start a picture and I finish it."
Jean-Michel Basquiat

"The dynamics of film directing and fashion design - in the ways that I've done it - were not dissimilar."
Tom Ford

"I paint flowers so they will not die."
Frida Kahlo

"Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is."
Jackson Pollock

"Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced."
Leo Tolstoy

"I am my own muse, the subject I know best."
Frida Kahlo

"Listening is a positive act: you have to put yourself out to do it."
David Hockney

"There is little success where there is little laughter."
Andrew Carnegie

"Perseverance is a positive, active characteristic."
Joseph B. Wirthlin

"I believe in being positive."
Joe Greene

"Natural ability is important, but you can go far without it if you have the focus, drive, desire and positive attitude."
Kirsten Sweetland

"You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play."
Warren Beatty

"Life is a long lesson in humility."
James M. Barrie

"Design is in everything we make, but it's also between those things. It's a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy. (via SayingsnQuotes.com)"
Erik Adigard

"Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures. (via Small Biz CRM)"
Tom Peters

"Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated. (via Brainy Quote)"
Paul Rand

"The things we fear most in organizations - fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances - are the primary sources of creativity. (via Innovation Excellence)"
Alfred North Whitehead

"I make more mistakes than anyone else I know, and sooner or later, I patent most of them. (via Innovation Excellence)"
Thomas Edison

"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by the play instinct arising from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the object it loves. (via Innovation Excellence)"
Carl Jung

"A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have. (via 1001 quotes)"
Steve Jobs

"Don't let quality control get in the way of quality creation. (via Warc)"
Nick Southgate

"Diversity: the art of thinking independently together."
Malcolm Forbes

"Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living."
Anais Nin

"Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him."
Chinua Achebe

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Design is knowing which ones to keep"
Scott Adams

"The visual image is a kind of tripwire for the emotions."
Diane Ackerman

"Designers can create normalcy out of chaos; they can clearly communicate ideas through the organising and manipulating of words and pictures."
Jeffery Veen

"Design is in everything we make, but it’s also between those things. It's a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy."
Erik Adigard

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