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    Heaven is satisfied curiosity.
    — Paola Antonelli
    tags: curiosity  heaven 
     
    Not all design is for the general good.
    — Paola Antonelli
    I consider video games a form of design that is amazingly important today and that is going to become even more important in the future, because it is a way we interact with machines and screens.
    — Paola Antonelli
    tags: future  games  machine 
     
    Ugly design should be rejected, just like nonfunctional design is rejected, just like nonenvironmentally conscious design should be rejected. It's a value.
    — Paola Antonelli
    tags: conscious  value 
     
    Life is tough; thank God there's design.
    — Paola Antonelli
    tags: god 
     
    Designers need to be mavericks, because the best way to design a successful object is to pretend that either it never existed or that people will be able to have a new behavior with it.
    — Paola Antonelli
    Beauty and elegance are a right, not a surplus... . We must demand, at least, intention.
    — Paola Antonelli
    tags: beauty  right 
     
    Be yourself, be in the moment, you're going to be modern.
    — Paola Antonelli
    tags: moment 
     
    Small objects, like the Walkman first and then the iPod, create bubbles of space around us that enable us to have a metaphysical space that is much bigger than our physical space.
    — Paola Antonelli
    tags: space 
     
    The idea of being able to build things bottom up, atom by atom, has made [scientists] all into tinkerers. And all of a sudden scientists are seeking designers, just like designers are seeking scientists.
    — Paola Antonelli
    In an ideal world, social responsibility would be a prerequisite for design, and designers would vow to produce beautiful, useful, positive, responsible, functional, and economical things and concepts that are meaningful additions to-or sometimes subtractions from-the world we live in. Indeed, design deserves such thoughtful consideration.
    — Paola Antonelli
    While an artist can choose whether or not to be responsive and responsible towards other human beings, by definition a designer must be.
    — Paola Antonelli
    We live today not in the digital, not in the physical, but in the kind of minestrone that our mind makes of the two.
    — Paola Antonelli
    tags: live  mind 
     
    I want people to understand that design is so much more than cute chairs - that it is first and foremost everything that is around us in our life.
    — Paola Antonelli
    tags: people  cute 
     
    People think that design is styling. Design is not style. It's not about giving shape to the shell and not giving a damn about the guts. Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need and beauty to produce something that the world didn't know it was missing.
    — Paola Antonelli
    Designers stand between revolutions and everyday life. They're able to grasp momentous changes in technology, science, and society and convert those changes into objects and ideas that people can understand.
    — Paola Antonelli
    Designers may be the true intellectuals of the future.
    — Paola Antonelli
    tags: future  true  designer 
     
    Elegance in objects is everybody's right, and it shouldn't cost more than ugliness.
    — Paola Antonelli
    tags: right 
     
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