Quotes with design
The thing they wouldn't be expecting him to do was to be there in the first place. Only an absolute idiot would be sitting where he was, so he was winning already. A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Mostly Harmless (1992)
Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy.
I once said that the most difficult things to design are the simplest. For instance, to improve the form of a scalpel or a needle is extremely difficult, if not impossible. To improve the appearance of a threshing machine is easy. There are so many components on which one can work.
We didn't realize what the repercussions might be decades later.. America became flooded by cheap, sleazy junk bought by consumers who saw gaudiness as a mark of advanced 'futuristic' design.
There is nothing which all mankind venerate and admire so much as simple truth, exempt from artifice, duplicity, and design.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
Although men flatter themselves with their great actions, they are not so often the result of a great design as of chance.
However resplendent an action may be, it should not be accounted great unless it is the result of a great design.
The love of glory, the fear of shame, the design of making a fortune, the desire of rendering life easy and agreeable, and the humor of pulling down other people, are often the causes of that valor so celebrated among men.
Those great actions whose luster dazzles us are represented by politicians as the effects of deep design; whereas they are commonly the effects of caprice and passion.