Inspiring Lighting and Design Quotes: Part 2

Our series on Lighting and Design quotes hopefully has spawned some creativity among our readers! Whether you’re working on some dining room lighting or doing something DIY related, we hope you’re ignited by the creative spark!

“Life beats down and crushes your soil, and art reminds you that you have one.” – Stella Adler
“It’s art if it can’t be explained. It’s fashion if no one asks for an explanation. It’s design if it doesn’t need explanation.” – Wouter Stokkel
“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you are right.” – Henry Ford
“If you find an element of your interface requires instructions, then you need to redesign it.” – Dan Rubin
“Most companies are looking to ‘wow’ with their products, when in reality what they should be looking for is an ‘of course’ reaction from their users.” – Christian Lindholm
“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” – Winston Churchill
“Functionality is so over-valued in design, and we’ve kept design very small in that way. Functionality is the sheer minimum. If your house burns down, what do you take? The cat in the window that you got from your mother or the chair you have?” – Marcel Wanders
“Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. People think it’s this veneer that the designers are handed this box and told, “Make it look good!” That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs
“Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.” — William James
“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” — John Steinbeck
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