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Game Design Quotes


"Good design means as little design as possible." - Dieter Rams

"Good design is good business." - Thomas Watson Jr

"Design is thinking made visual." - Saul Bass

"It is very important to lead the field and innovate in game design." - John Romero

"Not a game, not a game... practice." - Allen Iverson

"Game design isn't just a technological craft. It's a twenty-first-century way of thinking and leading." - Jane Mcgonigal

"Game design is' just a technological craft. It's a twenty-first-century way of thinking and leading." - Jane Mcgonigal

"Luck is the residue of design." - John Milton

"Good art inspires; Good design motivates." - Otl Aicher

"I could make Halo. It's not that I couldn't design that game. It's just that I choose not to. One thing about my game design is that I never try to look for what people want and then try to make that game design. I always try to create new experiences that are fun to play." - Shigeru Miyamoto

"Rules of Play is an exhaustive, clear, cogent, and complete resource for understanding games and game design. Salen and Zimmerman describe an encyclopedia of game design issues, techniques, and attributes. In particular, they analyze the elements that can make a game experience richer, more interesting, more emotional, more meaningful, and, ultimately, more successful. It should be the first stop you make when learning about game design." - Nathan Shedroff

"The last 10% of game design is really what separates the good games from the great games. It's what I call the clean-up phase of game design. Here's where you make sure all the elements look great. The game should look good, feel good, sound good, play good." - Garry Kitchen

"Don't just buy a new video game, make one. Don't just download the latest app, help design it. Don't just play on your phone, program it." - Barack Obama

"I wanna design a video game where you'd have to take care of all the people shot in all the other video games." - Demetri Martin

"I did not design this game; I did not name the stakes. I just happen to like apples; and I am not afraid of snakes." - Ani Difranco

"I'm always thinking about whatever game I'm working on. My brain works subconsciously on design pretty much every hour I'm awake." - Jane Mcgonigal

"Today's game is always different from yesterday's game." - Red Smith

"The hardest game to win is a won game" - Emanuel Lasker

"It's a game changer, not a game ender." - Joe Teti

"It's the old shell game." - Dan Rather

"You all know that each title in the Chronicles has a chess theme; that's partly because of the overall design of the Chronicles themselves - the game of chess as an analogue of the game of life." - Dorothy Dunnett

"Keep it simple, stupid. Good game design shouldn't keep you looking at the manual but should have enough depth where you feel like you bring something new to the game every time you play." - Rob Manuel

"My poetry is a game. My life is a game. But I am not a game." - Federico Garcia Lorca

"Nature expresses a design of love and truth." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"Design must be proved before a designer can be inferred." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Pure, intense emotions. It's not about design. It's about feelings." - Alber Elbaz

"Design is where science and art break even." - Robin Mathews

"Accessible design is good design." - Steve Ballmer

"A game of cricket is at work from the first ball to the last in shaping an outline or design for itself. Sometimes the design degenerates into dullness and incompetence, but design there always is, and there is an interest even in the tracing of the course and impulse of its failures." - Dudley Carew

"Get the winners into the game." - Bear Bryant

"The game isn't over till it's over." - Yogi Berra

"Life is a zero sum game." - George Carlin

"You have got to love the game." - Lionel Messi

"The game cannot be won, only played." - Will Smith

"Play against the Game, not your opponent." - Bud Wilkinson

"Play the game with a smile." - Earl Monroe

"Results, are the name of the game..." - Jim Rohn

"Football is a game of tomorrows." - Geoff Hurst

"The game is balanced in Arsenal's favour." - John Motson

"Stay in the game and stay alive." - Joe Teti

"So far he's bringing his A-game." - Joe Teti

"I absolutely love playing the game 'Risk." - Richard Paul Evans

"Anybody on for a game of tennis?" - George Bernard Shaw

"Game design is a funny thing. There are people out there who are really good at it, but it's not clear that they can teach it. It's a very intuitive process. It's an art." - Luis Von Ahn

"Whenever I design any variant, or when anybody sends me one, I always say if at all possible within the context of the game don't have two home supply centers touching each other." - Fred Davis

"I am tremendously excited to introduce a unique 'Metal Gear Solid' experience to a new audience of gamers as well as collaborate with my mentor in game design, Mr. Miyamoto, on 'Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes' for Nintendo GameCube." - Hideo Kojima

"I've always been a proponent of the idea that technology doesn't matter to game design. The example I always like to point out is 'Tetris,' one of the greatest games ever made." - Tim Schafer

"I have been wildly enthused about gaming since I was younger, and a career path I chose not to go down but did really consider was getting into programming and game design." - Trent Reznor

"My earliest interest in game design came when I was in primary school, and my parents bought a Commodore 128 computer. I taught myself to write programs in BASIC, and then I made my own games." - Brendan Myers

"No matter how much proponents of 'intelligent design' try to clothe their views in the apparel of science, it is what it is: religion. Whose intelligence? Whose design?" - Cynthia Tucker

"Verbalizing design is another act of design." - Kenya Hara

"Desire reveals design, and design reveals destiny." - John Eldredge

"Good design doesn't date. Bad design does." - Paul Rand

"I don't design clothes, I design dreams." - Ralph Lauren

"I studied literature design and fashion design." - Danielle Steel

"A star can win any game; a team can win every game." - Jack Ramsay

"Golf is just a game - and an idiotic game most of the time." - Mark Calcavecchia

"Prepare for every game like you just lost your last game." - Lon Kruger

"I have a plan of action, but the game is a game of adjustments." - Mike Krzyzewski

"When you watch the game, be a student of the game." - Don Meyer

"Italians can't win the game against you, but you can lose the game against the Italians." - Johan Cruijff

"For a game it is too serious, for seriousness too much of a game." - Moses Mendelssohn

"The biggest game I ever played in was probably Don Larsen's perfect game." - Mickey Mantle

"Truth, however bitter, can be accepted, and woven into a design for living." - Agatha Christie

"The boundaries of design are the same as the problem of perception." - John Hench

"You can't do better design with a computer, but you can speed up your work enormously." - Wim Crouwel

"Clutter and confusion are failures of design, not attributes of information." - Edward Tufte

"To implement a true urban renaissance, you first need a Grand Design elaborated by strong leadership ." - Minoru Mori

"Simple design, intense content." - Edward Tufte

"We are but as the instrument of Heaven. Our work is not design, but destiny." - Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton

"Think more design less" - Ellen Lupton

"Good design is forever." - Van Day Truex

"Good design is honest." - Dieter Rams

"Design is people." - Jane Jacobs

"Everything is design. Everything!" - Paul Rand

"Design is everything. Everything!" - Paul Rand

"Design is an unknown." - Geoffrey Beene

"Design is everything." - William Merritt Chase

"Good design doesn't date." - Harry Seidler

"Building design isn't trendy." - Kevin Mccloud

"I love design." - Venus Williams

"Football is an honest game. It's true to life. It's a game about sharing. Football is a team game. So is life." - Joe Namath

"I am a design chauvinist. I believe that good design is magical and not to be lightly tinkered with. The difference between a great design and a lousy one is in the meshing of the thousand details that either fit or don't, and the spirit of the passionate intellect that has tied them together, or tried. That's why programming - or buying software - on the basis of "lists of features" is a doomed and misguided effort. The features can be thrown together, as in a garbage can, or carefully laid together and interwoven in elegant unification, as in APL, or the Forth language, or the game of chess." - Ted Nelson

"It's can you, Steve Wozniak, design the same computer - maybe it's a Varian 620i - can you design it on paper with fewer chips than last month? Can you design it with 79 chips instead of 80 chips?I had played this game so long that I had all these little tricks in my head that I can't even explain. Nothing was wasted; absolutely zero waste. I told this story recently to the Resource Recovery Association, recycling, and they loved to hear I didn't believe in waste." - Steve Wozniak

"No individual can win a game by himself." - Pele

"Love the game of baseball and baseball will love you." - Babe Ruth

"No one ever won a game by resigning." - Savielly Tartakower

"Stay in the game until the end of time." - Tupac Shakur

"Life is the game that must be played." - Edwin Arlington Robinson

"Golf is not, and never has been, a fair game." - Jack Nicklaus

"Golf is a non-violent game played violently from within." - Bob Toski

"I don't like the glamour. I just like the game." - Ben Hogan

"The game lends itself to fantasies about our abilities." - Peter Alliss

"In golf, humiliations are the essence of the game." - Alistair Cooke

"He who controlleth the backboard, controlleth the game." - Adolph Rupp

"The ball is round, the game is long." - Bjorn Borg

"The kid looks good in his first game." - Gordie Howe

"War is the only game in which both sides lose." - Walter Scott

"When the game is over, it is really just beginning." - Jerry Kramer

"Play every game as if it's your last one" - Guy Lafleur

"In this game you only lose when you fight back" - Drake

"Football is a game you play with your brain" - Johan Cruijff

"Chess is eminently and emphatically the philospher's game." - Paul Morphy

"The game is not over until it is." - Dwight Yorke

"The game is in a neutral country for both teams." - David Beckham

"West Ham play a speficic type of game - football." - Artur Boruc

"The Pawns are the soul of the game" - Francois-Andre Danican Philidor

"Before the endgame, the Gods have placed the middle game" - Siegbert Tarrasch

"Deception is mostly a game we play with ourselves." - Terry Brooks

"Chess is a game of understanding and not of memory." - Eugene Znosko-Borovsky

"A game that requires the constant conjuring of animosity." - Vince Lombardi

"Chess is eminently and emphatically the philosopher's game." - Paul Morphy

"War! that mad game the world so loves to play." - Jonathan Swift

"Ninety percent of this game is half mental." - Jim Wohlford

"Ninety percent of this game is half-mental." - Yogi Berra

"I don't play this game to make friends." - Milton Bradley

"Chiropractic's been a big part of my game!" - Joe Montana

"It's a great game - the pursuit of happiness." - Eugene O'Neill

"There's a difference between fair game and playing games." - Hillary Clinton

"Love is a game in which one always cheats." - Honore De Balzac

"It's a mere moment in a man's life between an All-Star game and an old-timer's game." - Vin Scully

"Why do you play a game? I play a game to see how good we can be." - Mike Krzyzewski

"Rugby is a game for barbarians played by gentlemen. Football is a game for gentlemen played by barbarians." - Oscar Wilde

"The Coach does not play in the game, but the Coach helps the players identify areas to improve their game." - Lord Byron

"A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play." - James P. Carse

"There will be a game where somebody scores more than Brazil and that might be the game that they lose." - Bobby Robson

"The world becomes an apparently infinite, yet possibly finite, card game. Image combinations, permutations, comprise the world game." - Jim Morrison

"If you believe all men are the same, GAME OVER. If you believe all women are the same, GAME OVER." - Faisal Khokhar

"Interesting - I use a Mac to help me design the next Cray.(when he was told that Apple Inc. had recently bought a Cray supercomputer to help them design the next Mac )" - Seymour Cray

"There's more to be learned here [St. Andrews] about course design than anywhere. Collection bunkers, false fronts, bump shots. The fundamentals of design became fundamental because of what's here. And it happened accidentally. Or maybe accidentally on purpose." - Jack Nicklaus

"The thing that's important is not something called design; it's how you live, its life itself. Design really comes from that. You cannot separate what you do from your life." - Dan Kiley

"Content informs design; design without content is decoration." - Jeffrey Zeldman

"Design is not art. Design is utilitarian, art is not." - Massimo Vignelli

"The difference between good design and great design is INTELLIGENCE" - Tibor Kalman

"If you can design one thing, you can design everything." - Massimo Vignelli

"Design isn't risky-change is. Good design mitigates that risk." - Jeffrey Veen

"Nature gropes and blunders and performs the crudest acts. There is no steady advance upward. There is no design." - Oliver Sacks

"You can have an art experience in front of a Rembrandt... or in front of a piece of graphic design." - Stefan Sagmeister

"3 pencils and quadrille pads.(when asked what CAD tools he used to design the Cray I supercomputer )" - Seymour Cray

"Grid systems in graphic design" - Josef Muller-Brockmann

"Good design is serious business." - Alan G. Lafley

"Design really can be anything." - Paula Scher

"Design always has a purpose." - Paula Scher

"Design cannot rescue failed content." - Edward Tufte

"I've always loved interior design." - Genie Francis

"Golf course design is exciting." - Tom Kite

"Good design should be honest." - Ferdinand Porsche

"Good design is good business." - Ian Schrager

"Good design is good business." - Thomas J Watson

"Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it's decoration." - Jeffrey Zeldman



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