"Everyone by now presumably knows about the danger of premature optimization. I think we should be just as worried about premature design - designing too early what a program should do."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Paul Graham 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."Paul Graham on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Paul Graham 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."Paul Graham on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Paul Graham on Erma Bombeck
"If you imagine someone with 100 percent determination and 100 percent intelligence, you can discard a lot of intelligence before they stop succeeding. But if you start discarding determination, you very quickly get an ineffectual and perpetual grad student."
"It's hard to say exactly what it is about face-to-face contact that makes deals happen, but whatever it is, it hasn't yet been duplicated by technology."