• Engineering is treated with disdain, on the whole. It's considered to be rather boring and irrelevant, yet neither of those is true.

    James Dyson
  • Science is about knowing; engineering is about doing.

    Henry Petroski
  • What's nice about having an engineering degree is everybody thinks you are smart.

    Ato Essandoh
  • Engineering stimulates the mind.

    Bruce Dickinson
  • I like engineering, but I love the creative input.

    John Dykstra
  • I am going to design... a Station after my own fancy; that is, with engineering roofs, etc.

    Isambard K. Brunel
  • I'm quite into the idea of engineering being beautiful.

    Sean Booth
  • The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds.

    Theo Jansen
  • Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.

    Henry Petroski
  • Art has to move you and design does not, unless it's a good design for a bus.

    David Hockney
  • Good design should be honest.

    Ferdinand Porsche
  • Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition.

    Freeman Thomas
  • Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.

    Milton Glaser
  • Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design.

    Stephen Gardiner
  • Everyday people are not very good designers.

    Donald Norman
  • Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.

    Ferdinand Porsche
  • Good design is good business.

    Ian Schrager
  • Accessible design is good design.

    Steve Ballmer
  • Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.

    Miguel de Cervantes
  • The urge for good design is the same as the urge to go on living.

    Harry Bertoia