"Beautiful Evidence is about the theory and practice of analytical design."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Edward Tufte 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."Edward Tufte on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Edward Tufte 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."Edward Tufte on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Edward Tufte on Erma Bombeck
"The commonality between science and art is in trying to see profoundly - to develop strategies of seeing and showing."
"The leading edge in evidence presentation is in science the leading edge in beauty is in high art."
"If you like overheads, you'll love PowerPoint."
"I do believe that there are some universal cognitive tasks that are deep and profound - indeed, so deep and profound that it is worthwhile to understand them in order to design our displays in accord with those tasks."
"The idea of trying to create things that last - forever knowledge - has guided my work for a long time now."