"Choose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Charles Eames on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Charles Eames on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Charles Eames on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Charles Eames on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Charles Eames on Mahatma Gandhi
"In architecture the idea degenerated. Design allows a more direct and pleasurable route."
"Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design."
"To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number, to the specialist of an enlightened matter, to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need."
"Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose."
"The details are not the details. They make the design."