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Quotes about Affinity

Let these Affinity quotes help you to let go of your troubles and move on to a joyful and inspiring life.

People sort themselves into groups
of happy people and unhappy people
through two different, but complementary mechanisms,
influence and affinity.
I influence those around me
with my emotional state, either happy or unhappy.
At the same time, I feel an affinity
for others who are like me in some way -
in this case by sharing my emotional outlook on life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth never yet fell dead in the streets;
it has such affinity with the soul of man,
the seed however broadcast will catch somewhere and produce its hundredfold.
- Theodore Parker

There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness,
and their companionship in the saintly life need in
no way occasion surprise.
- William James

I generally find an affinity with a lot of the people
I play and I suppose if I didn't feel an affinity for
them then they wouldn't be particularly good performances.
- Hugo Weaving

 

Faith always contains an element of risk,
of venture; and we are impelled to make the venture
by the affinity and attraction which we feel in ourselves.
- Dean Inge

There are plenty of opportunities for common grounds
that we need to explore and strengthen.
The Hispanic community has a strong affinity for our
relationship with Israel.
- Robert Menendez

Love is the affinity which links and draws together
the elements of the world...
Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


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The closest thing to a law of nature in business is
that form has an affinity for expense,
while substance has an affinity for income.
- Dee Hock

I have taught students from the New York City area
so long I have a special affinity and rapport with them.
It surprises me sometimes that there are students from anywhere else.
- Robert Morgan

Peter Beard is one of those people I've known a long time.
We have an affinity.
We share certain values.
- Terry Southern

And I definitely have an affinity with the piano.
- Jim Coleman

I have this personal affinity for the desert.
I am fascinated by the desert.
I love it.
- Erika Slezak

In the present state of our knowledge,
it would be useless to attempt to speculate on the
remote cause of the electrical energy...
its relation to chemical affinity is,
however, sufficiently evident.
May it not be identical with it, and an essential property of matter?
- Humphry Davy

Maybe it's legitimate criticism, though it can be hurtful.
Maybe I haven't paid sufficient attention to the people
with whom I would have a natural affinity as a liberal,
and they feel let down by that.
- Paddy Ashdown

My father being in the movie business,
I thought being an actor would be great.
But when I started singing to people in coffeehouses,
you know, singing folk music and then,
later, singing songs that I started to write myself,
I felt more than an affinity for it.
- David Crosby

Lotta people don't realize when you grow up with people,
you have an affinity, a relationship you don't get with anyone else.
After you're twenty years old, anyone you meet after that,
it's different from the people you knew before.
- Joseph Jarman

The writer I feel the most affinity with -
you said you felt my books are 19th century novels,
I think they're 18th century novels -
is Fielding,
Henry Fielding, he's the guy who does it for me.
- Jonathan Coe

Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection,
affinities, integration, love.
- Louis Kahn

When I write now I do not invent situation,
characters, or actions, but rather structures and discursive forms,
textual groupings which are combined according to secret
affinities among themselves,
as in architecture or the plastic arts.
- Juan Goytisolo

Indian religion has always felt that since the minds,
the temperaments and the intellectual affinities of
men are unlimited in their variety,
a perfect liberty of thought and of worship must be
allowed to the individual in his approach to the Infinite.
- Sri Aurobindo

Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in
business but above all...
good design must primarily serve people.
- Thomas J. Watson

The artist in me cries out for design.
- Robert Frost

What is design? It's where you stand with a foot in two worlds -
the world of technology and the world of people and human purposes -
and you try to bring the two together.
- Mitchell Kapor

The urge for good design is the same as the urge to go on living.
- Harry Bertoia

I design for the woman who loves being a woman.
- Diane von Furstenberg

The proper study of mankind is the science of design.
- Herbert Simon

I like the body.
I like to design everything to do with the body.
- Gianni Versace

I design for real people.
I think of our customers all the time.
There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing
or accessories that are not practical.
- Giorgio Armani

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world.
But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
- Walt Disney

I think it's really important to design things with a kind of personality.
- Marc Newson

Design is everything.
Everything!
- Paul Rand

Luck is the residue of design.
- Branch Rickey

Perhaps believing in good design is like believing in God,
it makes you an optimist.
- Terence

I don't start with a design objective,
I start with a communication objective.
I feel my project is successful if it communicates
what it is supposed to communicate.
- Mike Davidson

Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.
- Charles Eames

Design is not for philosophy it's for life.
- Issey Miyake

The design of each element should be thought out in
order to be easy to make and easy to repair.
- Leo Fender

To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number,
to the specialist of an enlightened matter,
to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.
- Charles Eames

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

I think there is a new awareness in this 21st century
that design is as important to where and how we live as it is for museums,
concert halls and civic buildings.
- Daniel Libeskind

To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past.
- Charles J. Givens

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

Color does not add a pleasant quality to design -
it reinforces it.
- Pierre Bonnard

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

Good design doesn't date.
- Harry Seidler

In my opinion, no single design is apt to be optimal for everyone.
- Donald Norman

To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means
you can control or master.
- Milton Glaser

Good design is good business.
- Thomas J. Watson

I've been amazed at how often those outside the discipline
of design assume that what designers do is decoration.
Good design is problem solving.
- Jeffery Veen

Design is people.
- Jane Jacobs

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

Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great
design is often to ruin it.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Good buildings come from good people,
ad all problems are solved by good design.
- Stephen Gardiner

So, to really execute design in its highest form and making people feel joy,
that's a great reward.
- Genevieve Gorder

Design works if it's authentic, inspired,
and has a clear point of view.
It can't be a collection of input.
- Ron Johnson

Design is an unknown.
- Geoffrey Beene

Accessible design is good design.
- Steve Ballmer

Every contrivance of man, every tool,
every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use,
of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.
- Robert Collier

Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.
- Kenzo Tange

About half my designs are controlled fantasy,
15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.
- Manolo Blahnik

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

The primary factor is proportions.
- Arne Jacobsen

Good designers can create normalcy out of chaos;
they can clearly communicate ideas through the organizing
and manipulating of words and pictures.
- Jeffery Veen

A designer is only as good as the star who wears her clothes.
- Edith Head

Designers are very fickle.
I never wanted to be a victim of that.
You're in one minute, out the next.
- Tyra Banks

This is what I like about being a designer:
You can't really get it until you see it.
- Isaac Mizrahi

Sometimes I can't figure designers out.
It's as if they flunked human anatomy.
- Erma Bombeck

The details are the very source of expression in architecture.
But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.
- Arthur Erickson

Outside of the chair, the teapot is the most ubiquitous
and important design element in the domestic environment
and almost everyone who has tackled the world of design
has ended up designing one.
- David McFadden

Great designers seldom make great advertising men,
because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture -
and forget that merchandise must be sold.
- James Randolph Adams

A good designer must rely on experience,
on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness.
No magic will do.
- Niklaus Wirth


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