"Once you come up with a premise, you have to work out how it all happened. It's a bit like coming up with a spectacular roof design first. Before you can get it up there, you need to build a solid foundation and supporting structure."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Linwood Barclay on Steve Jobs
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."Linwood Barclay on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Linwood Barclay on Robert Frost
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."Linwood Barclay on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Linwood Barclay on Erma Bombeck
"Switching over to a hybrid car is one of those right things, but, unfairly or not, it still has a reputation among car enthusiasts as something you have to pedal really fast when you're on the ramp merging into traffic on the 401."
"Al Gore, the former vice-president of the United States, lives in a mansion that uses more electricity than the average family's bungalow! David Suzuki rides on a bus that uses more fuel than a Smart car to get across Canada! Oh my God! And this is just the tip of the vanishing iceberg!"
"You always want to go out there with the best book possible, so I listen to what my editors say, and even if they don't know how to fix it, I always seem to find a way. 'Trust Your Eyes' is the best book I've written, and I don't know if I can do any better."
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