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I am a collector of quotes.  Being an engineer, and therefore somewhat inarticulate, I find comfort that others can express ideas with beauty, somewhat like good design.  So below are some design-oriented quotations that I like.  The photography is mine, taken this winter from around Condon, Oregon and the White Elephant Ranch. 

The country around there is something else that I find inspiring.  Click on the photos to see enlarged versions.

There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.— Milton Glaser

Horseshoe Bend - John Day River

Wagon wheels at White Elephant Ranch

“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

“Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.”— Jeffrey Zeldman

Wheat field near Condon Oregon

Main street, Condon Oregon

“Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers” – Seth Codin

“Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.” – Steve Jobs

Fench along road into White Elephant Ranch