Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.

— Milton Glaser

The most thrilling Milton Glaser quotes that will inspire your inner self

To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.

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Certainty is a closing of the mind. To create something new you must have doubt.

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What I feel fortunate about is that I'm still astonished, that things still amaze me. And I think that that's the great benefit of being in the arts, where the possibility for learning never disappears, where you basically have to admit you never learn it.

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The next time you see a 16-color, blind-embossed, gold-stamped, die-cut, elaborately folded and bound job, printed on handmade paper, see if it isn't a mediocre idea trying to pass for something else.

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The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire, and persistence. Talent without these things vanishes and even modest talent with those characteristics grows.

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In an age of computer manipulation, surrealism has become banal, a shadow of its former self.

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Everyone interested in licensing our field might note that the reason licensing has been invented is to protect the public, not designers or clients. 'Do no harm' is an admonition to doctors concerning their relationship to their patients, not to their fellow practitioners or the drug companies. If we were licensed, telling the truth might become more central to what we do.

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Fear of embarrassment drives me as much as any ambition.

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Less isn't more; just enough is more.

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The idea of trying able to explain why you do what you do is absurd.

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