Twittered Quotes: 2nd Edition

Just about everyday, I tweet a quote (@luciantucker). The quotes are usually not directly related to design, but they help to exercise the mind, and the mind is an important tool in design.

The mind is an important tool—I know it’s so obvious it sounds weird to say, but really, it’s important to note. Designers need to read, travel, sketch in their spare time, and things of that nature, if they want to stay sharp.

One tool I use to keep sharp is reading and analyzing quotes, and I’ve decided that I will make a habit out of sharing these quotes with you, thus the title “Twittered Quotes: 2nd Edition.”

Below you’ll find a handful of quotes, with the most recently tweeted ones at the top. Read them. Think about them. Enjoy.

And keep in mind that I don’t necessarily agree with all of these quotes, but I do find them all interesting.

“Every man’s work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture… is always a portrait of himself.”
-Samuel Butler

“I think it’s a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one’s self.”
-From Author Miller’s ‘After the Fall’

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
-W. B. Yeats

“Cash rules everything around me / C.R.E.A.M. get the money / Dollar dollar bill y’all.”
-Method Man

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with senses, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.”
-Galileo Galilei

“You do ill if you praise, and still worse if you reprove in a matter you do not understand.”
-Leonardo da Vinci

“It’s hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”
-Steve Jobs

“Don’t make something unless it is both necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful.”
Design House Stockholm

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