18 Quotes About Design, Art, and Advertising

If you’re in need of some inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of 18 incredible quotes about design, art, and advertising. We hope this post leaves you feeling motivated and focused as you tackle the workday.


“Customers can’t always tell you what they want, but they can always tell you what’s wrong.” – Carly Fiona

“Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers.” – Seth Godin

“Your culture is your brand.” – Tony Hsieh

“People ignore design that ignores people.” – Frank Chimero

“What really decides consumers to buy or not to buy is the content of the advertising, not its form.” – David Ogilvy

“Nothing influences people more than a recommendation from a trusted friend.” – Mark Zuckerberg

“The man who stops advertising to save money is like the man who stops the clock to save time.” – Unknown

“Clarity trumps persuasion.” – Dr Flint McGlaughlin

“Don’t design for designers, design for people.” – Thierry Brunfaut

“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” -Oscar wilde

When advertising works, it touches a part of who we are. It touches our culture.” – Jared Leto

“The industry requires the brave ones, the ones who are slightly cracked, because those are the ones who let the light into this world.” – Tham Khai Meng

“The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.” – David Ogilvy

“The function of the artist is to provide what life does not.” – Tom Robbins

“If you’re not in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback.” – Brene Brown

“Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” – Gustave Flaubert

“The details are not the details. They make the design.” – Charles Eames

“Speak English! I don’t know the meaning of half those long words, and I don’t believe you do either!” – Eaglet, Alice in Wonderland