On Design

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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  • http://www.chriscrimmins.com Chris Crimmins

    I too like the simplicity. Is that what you are doing with your blog writing? :)

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/totai totai

    I like how you are tumbling these snippets and not using your home page to do it. Very cool.

  • http://building-his-body.blogspot.com/ Anne Lang Bundy

    Especially poignant quote for me right now after working to pare down a manuscript about 30%. When I could find nothing else to cut, I sent it back to my agent. It's way better now. We'll see about perfection.

  • http://www.karyoberbrunner.com Kary Oberbrunner

    Great quote Michael. I like this one even better:

    "“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both.”

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/michaelhyatt Michael Hyatt

      That's a GREAT quote. In fact, I am going to quote it. It is from James Michener.