"IF I'VE DONE IT BEFORE I GET BORED, IF I HAVEN'T DONE IT BEFORE I GET ANXIOUS"

-Stefan Sagmeister from "The Happy Film"


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"I'M MUCH STRONGER AT THINKING ABOUT FOOD THAN I AM AT COOKING IT" 

-David Chang in 'Wired' Issue 24-08


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"ISN'T EVERYBODY FUCKING STAGE ZERO?" 

-Paula Malcolmson as Abby Donovan in 'Ray Donovan'


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"IT'S NOT LIKE WE'RE LYING ABOUT IT, LIKE FUCKING THERANOS" 

-Thomas Middleditch as Richard Hendriks in 'Silicon Valley'


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"SWIM, SWIM, SWIM... AND DIE IN THE SAND."

-Ana Colares, R.A., AIA on creative projects in the public sector


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"THERE WILL BE NOBODY LIKE US WHEN WE ARE GONE, BUT THEN THERE IS NOBODY LIKE ANYBODY, EVER

SO THAT'S IT."

-Dr. Oliver Sacks on the prospect of his own death


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"QUITE SIMPLY, WE ARE THE BEST"

-Luigi Caccia Dominioni on Italian Design


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"WE DON'T GO ON WHEN WE'RE READY,

WE GO ON WHEN IT'S 11:30"

-Lorne Michaels on how life, and SNL, works


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"I WOULDN'T DROP SHADOW HELVETICA IF THERE WAS A GUN TRAINED AT MY HEAD"

-Michael Bierut, lecturing at Cooper Union's Great Hall, in response to a specious question about his use of three dimensional type


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"I DON'T THINK IT'S BAD...IT'S JUST NOT THAT GOOD."


-Suzanne Holt, with a polite Englishwoman's assessment of the qualities of a controversial color palette


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"TOUCH ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S WOOD"

-Thomas Heatherwick, touching the floor at Cooper Union's Great Hall for luck and simultaneously telling the audience not to tweet that quote


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"ASK AN ARCHITECT TO SOLVE A PROBLEM AND SOMEHOW THE SOLUTION ALWAYS TURNS OUT TO BE A BUILDING"

-Ralph Caplan, Design Thinker, rephrasing 'to a hammer everything looks like a nail'


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"OY, MIES, WHAT A PILL"

-Morris Lapidus (1902-2001) after a large vodka tonic, on Mies Van der Rohe


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"HE'S A COFFEE JESUS"

-Jeanne Esti on Andrea Illy


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NOW, IN ITS PLACE WE HAVE AN INSIPID “G”, AN OWL-EYED “oo”, A SCHOOLROOM “g”, A HO-HUM “l”, AND A DEMENTED, SHOWBOATING “e”

-Sarah Larson, The New Yorker, on why to hate Google's new logo


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"THE TRUTH IS ELASTIC"

-Elia Tello, US State Dept, Deputy Commissioner Expo Milano 2015, expressing her personal view on veracity


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"SHE'S SUCH A JERK"

-Lena Dunham describing her character Hannah on "Girls"


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"VERY, VERY, VERY SOFT SOUND"

-Anonymous describing how to subtly introduce an idea at a meeting


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"PEOPLE IN THE RICH WORLD LOVE TO DABBLE IN A PAST THEY WERE LUCKY TO AVOID"

-Gordon Conway former president of the Rockefeller Foundation, on Vandana Shiva, in Michael Specter's New Yorker article


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"I NEVER KNEW REM HAD A SENSE OF HUMOR"

-Professor Jerry Wells on hearing of the Alexander Kira "Bathroom" wall at the Venice Biennale


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"I SAW YOUR PAVILION DESIGN...IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL IT MADE ME ANGRY"

-David Rockwell on our design for the USA Pavilion at EXPO Milano 2015


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"THE BOOK OF MORMON IS SO GOOD IT MADE ME FUCKING ANGRY"

-Jon Stewart


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"THEY WERE WORRYING ABOUT BEING ATTACKED BY THE CHEETAH"

-Akiko Busch on why we are indisposed to sleep soundly, based on early man's experience


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"THE WHOLE TRIP FROM BARNEY'S TO HERE HAS BEEN AN OBSTACLE COURSE"

-Anonymous New Yorker

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