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In the day to day of doing good work and staying on task, it can be a challenge to stay inspired. Taking a moment to pause and reflect on wisdom from the trenches expressed by like-minded creatives—from the design world and beyond—can be just the mini-jolt we need to tackle what’s in front of us. Below is a shortlist of quotes we’ve culled from our Twitter #quotes series. Take a read, enjoy, and stay inspired.

“Don’t fight forces, use them.”
Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), Systems Theorist/Architect/Engineer/Author/Inventor

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“A well-defined problem is half solved.”
Michael Osborne, Package Design

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“Design is as much an act of spacing as an act of marking.”
Ellen Lupton (1963- ), Curator/Graphic Designer/Writer

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“The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.”
John Burroughs (1837-1921), Naturalist/Essayist

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“A lot of people never use their initiative because no-one told them to.”
Banksy, Graffiti artist/political activist, England

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“There’s a point when you’re done simplifying. Otherwise, things get really complicated.”
Frank Chimero (1984- ), Graphic Designer/Writer

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“If you are going to have less things, they have to be great things.”
John Maeda (1966- ), Graphic Designer/Computer Scientist/Professor/Author

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“Design isn’t finished until somebody is using it.”
Brenda Laurel, Writer/Researcher/Interaction Designer

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“Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.”
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), Writer

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“To create a memorable design you need to start with a thought that’s worth remembering.”
Thomas Manss (1960- ), Design Consultancy, London

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“If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.”
Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German Theoretical Physicist

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“Design is people.”
Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), Urban Planning Activist

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Cheers, from TeamBUILD