"If you're talking to an architect, he can look at a blank piece of paper, and once the initial design is there, the formula kicks in. Each room should have something unique and different about it - much the same way that in a song, every eight bars or so, a new piece of information should be introduced."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Ryan Tedder 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."Ryan Tedder on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Ryan Tedder 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."Ryan Tedder on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Ryan Tedder on Erma Bombeck
"I think the true test of a pop song, for me, and I've talked to a lot of other writers about this, is you take your demo, you pop it in your car and you drive down Sunset Blvd. to Santa Monica, and that's the Hollywood car test."
"The cool thing about writing music, writing anything, is that once you publish it, it's there forever."
"I live in Los Angeles, which is the second most polluted city in the world, and I wake up in the morning to dirt all over my window."