Saturday, May 16, 2009

Yet more nice words...

It is almost impossible to look and read at the same time: they are different actions.
Gerard Unger

To give a text an author is to impose a limit on that text, to furnish it with a final signified, to close the writing. In another words: we should abandon the society's prejudgements which destroys the writing and the reader.
Roland Barthes

I am really interested in type that isn't perfect. Type that reflects more truly the imperfect language of an imperfect world inhabited by imperfect beings.
Barry Deck

In the first seconds that a person views a message - before even reading a word, no matter what the language - it's the images that hold the power to connect. It's the images that make a viewer decide even whether to read a word.
Ronnie Lipton

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Let us work with love and without fear of our faults, those inevitable and habitual companions of the great qualities. Yes, faults are qualities; and fault is superior to quality. Quality stands for uniformity in the effort to achieve certain common perfections accessible to anyone. Fault eludes conventional and banal perfections. Therefore fault is multiple, it is life, it reflects the personality of the artist and his character; it is human, it is everything, it will redeem the work.
James Ensor

I have made this letter longer then usual because I lacked the time to make it shorter.
Blaise Pascal

If you remember the shape of your spoon at lunch, it has to be the wrong shape.
Adrian Frutiger

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