"In any case, his judgment and set of values, acting alone or through his assistants, determine not only what is gold and what is dross but the design of the history which he creates out of the metal. The historian decides what is significant, and what is not."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Samuel E. Morison 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."Samuel E. Morison on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Samuel E. Morison 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."Samuel E. Morison on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Samuel E. Morison on Erma Bombeck
"With honesty of purpose, balance, a respect for tradition, courage, and, above all, a philosophy of life, any young person who embraces the historical profession will find it rich in rewards and durable in satisfaction."