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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about two of my favorite quotes that have meaning for healthcare design. I shared it with some of my LinkedIn groups.  Then I went on vacation.

When I got back, my in-box was full of responses from members of the ACHA and AIA/Academy of Architecture for Health groups and others to my question, "What quotes inspire you?"

Here they are, in no particular order (including a bonus one from me, top):

Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions. — Coco Chanel (From Bill Coble, Steelcase Health)

Price is what you pay; value is what you get. — Warren Buffet (From Samir Mokashi, Code Unlimited LLC)

Every system is perfectly designed to achieve exactly the results that it gets. — Don Berwick, MD (From Kirk Hamilton, Texas A&M University)

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose. — Lyndon B. Johnson (From Clyde “Ted” Moore III, Haskell Architects & Engineers)

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. — Leo Tolstoy (From Roger Call, Herman Miller)

Expertise is the enemy of innovation. — Stephen Shapiro (From Carlos Amato, Cannon Design)

To fly we have to have resistance. — Maya Lin (From Steve Templet, Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects)

There is no such thing as information overload, just bad design. If something is cluttered and/or confusing, fix your design. — Edward Tufte (From Architect John Temple)

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke (From Jim Moore, BP Associates)

Do it or don’t. It’s amazing how many things in life are that easy. — Henry Rollins (From Rollie Alexander, Alexander+Hibbs)

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Kristin Ellingsen

8 years ago

Sara - I'm a recent reader of your blog, and I do enjoy! I keep a note book of quotes, one of my favorites:

Joe Pettipas (VP Retail/Hospitality HOK Canada) from Contract Magazine, February 2007:

On a Successful project:

"A successful project is the coming together of the Holy Trinity of Design: a smart project solution, smarter designers, and the smartest client. Clients need to be aware of their expectations and not play this information close to the vest. A designer and solution will only be as good as the input they respond to."

Kristin Ellingsen

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