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“The only way on earth to influence other people is to talk about what they want and show them how to get it.” ~ Dale Carnegie in How to Win Friends and Influence People.

“Forgive me if this letter is too long. I didn’t have time to make it short.” ~ Mark Twain

“You can take in information with your eyes much faster than any other sense… You can’t hear information nearly as fast as you can see it… you can’t touch it, smell it, taste it. There’s no sense that takes in information faster than your eyes.” ~ Michael Dell

“If your words aren’t truthful, the finest optically letter-spaced typography won’t help.” ~ Edward Tufte

“It would seem unlikely that a manufacturer of short-lived paperboard boxes could make the slightest cultural impact upon his time. But the facts show that even if the humblest product is designed, manufactured and distributed with a sense of human values and with a taste for quality, the world will recognize the presence of a creative force” ~ Herbert Bayer

“If a client comes to you and says that they’re not really sure what to do, that’s one of the best relationships you can possibly have – when there’s  an acknowledgment of a goal but the path to the end product is unknown, and they’re open to the collaboration.” ~ Abbott Miller

“Once you’ve mastered the rules, you can do anything, even abolish them, but without structure it’s impossible to get started.” ~ Ed Fella

“A man needs a cage in which to be free.” ~ Graham Shaw

“My dream is to have people working on useless projects. These have the germ of new concepts.” ~ Charles Eames

“It’s not a sign of creativity to have sixty-five ideas for one problem. It’s just a waste of energy.” ~ Jan Kaplicky