Buy this from Frank Chimero Sometimes a wise word is just what you need. I recently stumbled on these gems of knowledge:
People ignore design that ignores people. — Frank Chimero, Graphic Designer (Check out his awesome poster series)
Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration. — Jeffrey Zeldman, Web Genius
If design isn’t profitable, then it’s art. — Henrik Fiskar, Automobile Designer
Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context - a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan. — Eliel Saarinen Architect
The most innovative designers consciously reject the standard option box and cultivate an appetite for thinking wrong. — Marty Neumeier, Graphic/Brand Designer
Design is the application of intent - the opposite of happenstance, and an antidote to accident. — Robert L. Peters, Graphic Designer
Math is easy; design is hard. — Jeffrey Veen, Web Design