"I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Anna Quindlen 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."Anna Quindlen on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Anna Quindlen 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."Anna Quindlen on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Anna Quindlen on Erma Bombeck
"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself."
"There is little premium in poetry in a world that thinks of Pound and Whitman as a weight and a sampler, not an Ezra, a Walt, a thing of beauty, a joy forever."
"I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me."
"The clearest explanation for the failure of any marriage is that the two people are incompatible that is, that one is male and the other female."
"I'm sure not afraid of success and I've learned not to be afraid of failure. The only thing I'm afraid of now is of being someone I don't like much."