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Garden Design Quotes


"The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden" - Stephen Gardiner

"The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden." - Stephen Gardiner

"Garden design theory explains, or should explain, the 'What, Where, Why and How' of making gardens." - Tom Turner

"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

"The Japanese garden is a very important tool in Japanese architectural design because, not only is a garden traditionally included in any house design, the garden itself also reflects a deeper set of cultural meanings and traditions. Whereas the English garden seeks to make only an aesthetic impression, the Japanese garden is both aesthetic and reflective. The most basic element of any Japanese garden design comes from the realization that every detail has a significant value." - E. J. W. Barber

"We must cultivate our garden." - Voltaire

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

"Design really can be anything." - Paula Scher

"Design always has a purpose." - Paula Scher

"To garden is a solitary act." - Michelle Cliff

"I love a garden and a book." - Eliza Lucas

"I've known Jennifer [Salke] for so long. Before I was a writer, I did garden design, and I designed Jennifer's garden, many years ago. I've known her for a really long time. So the pitch was not really about that." - Ryan T. Murphy

"From 50 centuries, we can learn about the close relationship between garden design and urban design, because both arts involve the composition of buildings with paving, landform, water, vegetation and climate." - Tom Turner

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

"Great design should tell a story." - Sol Sender

"Design exists to serve some purpose." - Paula Scher

"So much of design is context." - Steve Madden

"I'd love to design bridal dresses." - Lauren Conrad

"Life is tough; thank God there's design." - Paola Antonelli

"I help design my own tennis clothes." - Maria Sharapova

"When it does not exist, design it." - Henry Royce

"Design your site so it looks professional" - B. J. Fogg

"You cannot understand good design if you do not understand people; design is made for people." - Dieter Rams

"Good design is clear thinking made visible, bad design is stupidity made visible" - Edward Tufte

"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." - Steve Jobs

"To cultivate a garden is to walk with God." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"My garden is the most beautiful thing in the world." - Josephine de Beauharnais

"Happiness must be grown in one's own garden." - Mary Engelbreit

"A garden of Love grows in a Grandmother's heart." - Anonymous

"And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden." - Bible

"A garden is a lovesome thing, God wot!" - Thomas Edward Brown

"Winter garden, the moon thinned to a thread, insects singing." - Matsuo Basho

"If you are a garden plant you are regarded; well regarded, just as long as you stay in the garden." - Davies Gilbert

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

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

"Design without discipline is anarchy, an exercise of irresponsibilit y." - Massimo Vignelli

"In design, be logical, search for truth, be clear." - Massimo Vignelli

"I'm a minimalist when it comes to design." - Richard McGuire

"I'm not sure about my design work every time." - Michael Bierut

"I became an actor by accident, not by design." - James Lipton

"I've generally got a good eye for design and proportion." - Bruce Oldfield

"The design of a city is like a strange archeology." - Jaime Lerner

"Design my own line? No, I just like the culture." - Asap Rocky

"Design can change how you look at yourself." - Ty Pennington

"The strengths landscape architecture draws from its garden design heritage include: the Vitruvian design tradition of balancing utility, firmness and beauty; use of the word 'landscape' to mean 'a good place' - as the objective of the design process; a comprehensive approach to open space planning involving city parks, greenways and nature outside towns; a planning theory about the contextualisation of development projects; the principle that development plans should be adapted to their landscape context." - Tom Turner

"Good restaurant design is about achieving equilibrium between the food, service, and design - in effect, telling a complete story." - David Rockwell

"Accessible design is good design." - Steve Ballmer

"The single Rose Is now the Garden Where all loves end" - T S Eliot

"I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet in a garden." - Ruth Stout

"In my garden, after a rainfall, you can faintly, yes, hear the breaking of new blooms." - Truman Capote

"Nature abhors a garden." - Michael Pollan

"In order to live off a garden, you practically have to live in it." - Kin Hubbard

"There is a garden in her eyes, where roses and white lilies flow." - Thomas Campion

"A garden, sir, wherein all rainbows and flowers were heaped together." - Charles Kingsley

"The Masters is more like a vast Edwardian garden party than a golf tournament." - Alistair Cooke

"you mustn't rely on your flowers to make your garden attractive. A good bone structure must come first, with an intelligent use of evergreen plants so that the garden is always clothed, no matter what time of year. Flowers are an added delight, but a good garden is the garden you enjoy looking at even in the depths of winter." - Margery Fish

"He shall find the rugged thistle bursting Into glossy purples, that outredden All voluptuous garden roses." - Alfred Tennyson

"A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself." - May Sarton

"He who wants to keep his garden tidy doesn't reserve a plot for weeds." - Dag Hammarskjold

"We are stardust, We are golden, And we've got to get ourselves Back to the garden." - Joni Mitchell

"Criticizing another's garden doesn't keep the weeds out of your own." - Anonymous

"Some people like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path." - Jean Anouilh

"What is God after all ? An eternal child playing an eternal game in an eternal garden." - Sri Aurobindo

"I leave to the various futures (not to all) my garden of forking paths." - Jorge Luis Borges

"I didn't know the names of the flowers - now my garden is gone." - Allen Ginsberg

"In the garden of tabloid delight, there is always a clean towel and another song." - Lewis H Lapham

"The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there." - George Bernard Shaw

"God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures." - Francis Bacon

"Obviously a garden is not the wilderness but an assembly of shapes, most of them living, that owes some share of its composition, it's appearance, to human design and effort, human conventions and convenience, and the human pursuit of that elusive, indefinable harmony that we call beauty. It has a life of its own, an intricate, willful, secret life, as any gardener knows. It is only the humans in it who think of it as a garden. But a garden is a relationship, which is one of the countless reasons why it is never finished." - W S Merwin

"Obviously a garden is not the wilderness but an assembly of shapes, most of them living, that owes some share of its composition, it's appearance, to human design and effort, human conventions and convenience, and the human pursuit of that elusive, indefinable harmony that we call beauty. It has a life of its own, an intricate, willful, secret life, as any gardener knows. It is only the humans in it who think of it as a garden. But a garden is a relationship, which is one of the countless reasons why it is never finished." - W S Merwin

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

"I like sincerely talking about market analysis and how marketing is ahead of design and design needs to catch up to fulfill the promise of the marketing." - Reggie Watts

"I think design does evolve in a meaningful sense. I think if you look at design as a part of the continuum of communication, since even before Guttenberg." - Khoi Vinh

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

"Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works." - Steve Jobs

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

"Design is directed toward human beings. To design is to solve human problems by identifying them and executing the best solution." - Ivan Chermayeff

"I've never mentioned this, but when I was at Parsons teaching, the other design disciplines, they don't like fashion design. They see it as very nineteenth-century." - Tim Gunn

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

"I come from a different era and I design clothes for our era. I think of people I want to dress when I design." - Alexander Mcqueen

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

"I don't look at a lot of design. I try to stay focused on making sculptural art pieces and somehow translating them into design." - Fernando Mastrangelo

"There are many possible approaches to Australian garden design, and they all reflect the designer's individual response to gardens. For my part, I love all things most gardeners abhor... I like the whole thing to be as wild as possible, so that you have to fight your way through in places..." - Edna Walling

"I would be researching seventeenth-century garden design or I would be doing something with Pepys, but I just kept using all of it to write about Margaret Cavendish. It took me a long time to realize that I just wanted to write a book about her. Years." - Danielle Dutton

"Once you understand this way, you will be able to make your room alive; you will be able to design a house together with your family; a garden for your children; places where you can work; beautiful terraces where you can sit and dream." - Christopher Alexander

"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

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

"Simple design, intense content." - Edward Tufte

"Goal we've always had for design at Apple is to create solutions that are inevitable." - Jonathan Ive

"You cannot defend your design without knowing what you're designing for." - I. M. Pei

"There's a saying in the software design industry: "Good. Fast. Cheap. Pick two."" - Larry Wall

"I stayed true to what I thought was good design no matter who it was for." - Michael Graves

"In their declamations and speeches they made use of words to veil and muffle their design." - Plutarch

"Think more design less" - Ellen Lupton

"It is God's design to use reluctant servants to usher in glory." - Dan B. Allender

"... man cannot help but transcend himself as soon as he begins to design and construct." - Samuel Florman

"Good design is forever." - Van Day Truex

"There either is a god or there is not; there is a 'design' or not." - Christopher Hitchens

"Darwinism may be a fine theory in other contexts, but in startups, intelligent design works best." - Peter Thiel

"We never could design a building as beautiful as the trees." - Pietro Belluschi

"In companies whose wealth is intellectual capital, networks, rather than hierarchies, are the right organizational design." - Thomas A. Stewart

"Good design is honest." - Dieter Rams

"I'm still really into set design and construction when I do films. I notice that stuff." - John Ratzenberger

"Manufacturing productivity is greatly determined by the design of jobs and how workers are rewarded." - James O'Toole

"No architect should design buildings that import a huge amount of energy." - Christiana Figueres

"Design is the art of planning, and it is the art of making things possible." - Paula Scher

"I would design any vehicle, but probably least likely... a minivan." - Henrik Fisker

"Design implies a sense of mapping something out and then you follow the plan." - Andy Goldsworthy

"Design is people." - Jane Jacobs

"Videogames are indeed design: They're sophisticated virtual machines that echo the mechanical systems inside cars." - John Maeda

"Everything is design. Everything!" - Paul Rand

"Design is everything. Everything!" - Paul Rand

"I didn't think that personal style had much value in graphic design." - Stefan Sagmeister

"Design is a tool that either allows us to create new markets or disrupt existing ones." - Yves Behar

"My mantra is: 'Good design accelerates the adoption of new ideas.'" - Yves Behar

"Apart from photography and music videos, I also do graphic design." - Anton Corbijn

"I like the gritty parts of fashion, the design, the studio, the pictures." - Vera Wang

"Architecture is basically the design of interiors, the art of organizing interior space." - Philip Johnson

"Success isn't something you achieve by accident, but rather by design." - David H Murdock

"I'm not into fashion, but I like design. I wear the same shoes every day." - Tyler The Creator

"Now I design what I want to wear, and it works that way." - Alexander Mcqueen

"I design for myself and the first question I ask is, 'Would I wear it?'" - Claudia Schiffer

"After working with clothes for so long, it seemed right to design them." - Lwren Scott

"Ever since I was young I loved making things and being part of the design process." - Maria Sharapova

"I'd like to do a lot of things - whether in design or architecture or business." - Caroline Wozniacki

"Watching my dad, Ralph Lauren, design clothes when I was young, I was always inspired." - Dylan Lauren

"I love design." - Venus Williams

"My overall artistic goal is to marry graphic design with comic books and traditional storytelling." - Jonathan Hickman

"Nothing they design ever gets in the way of a work of art." - Robert Hughes

"A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker." - David Hume

"A little garden Little Jowett made, And fenced it with a little palisade; If you would know the mine of little Jowett, This little garden don't a little show it." - Francis Wrangham

"I cultivate my garden, and my garden cultivates me." - Robert Breault

"I cultivate my garden, and my garden cultivates me." - Robert Brault

"Give a man secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden; give him nine years' lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert." - Arthur Young

"My wardrobe is like a garden oh, I don't know how I've got the gall! my wardrobe is just like a wardrobe - it's not like a garden at all!" - Attila the Stockbroker

"Your garden will reveal yourself." - Henry Mitchell

"If, I can someday see M. Claude Monet's garden, I feel sure that I shall see something that is not so much a garden of flowers as of colours and tones, less an old-fashioned flower garden than a colour garden, so to speak, one that achieves an effect not entirely nature's, because it was planted so that only the flowers with matching colours will bloom at the same time, harmonized in an infinite stretch of blue or pink." - Marcel Proust

"There is no time in human history when you were more perfectly represented than in the Garden of Eden..." - R C Sproul

"Garden work clears the mind." - Joanne Harris

"And when wind and winter harden All the loveless land, It will whisper of the garden, You will understand." - Oscar Wilde

"Walk any path in Destiny's garden, and you will be forced to choose, not once but many times." - Neil Gaiman

"A Warrior also knows that the fool who gives advice about someone else's garden is not tending his own plants." - Paulo Coelho

"A garden is never finished." - Shunryu Suzuki

"I am alone in this white, garden-rimmed street. Alone and free. But this freedom is rather like death." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"I'm sick of dour faces Staring at me from the T.V. Tower. I want roses in my garden bower; dig?" - Jim Morrison

"The garden is a raging sea, The hurricane is snarling; Oh, happy you and happy me! Isn't the lightning darling?" - Ogden Nash



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