A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought, and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I’m not afraid of falling into my inkpot.

Jean Larcher

The only complete reading is that which transforms the book into a simultaneous network of reciprocal relations.

Jean Rousset

Come to the edge
He said. They said: We are afraid.
Come to the edge
He said. They came.
He pushed them, and
they flew…

Guillaume Apollinaire

In architecture one is confronted with problems for which one must find solutions. The best architecture is the clearest and most direct solution to the problem.

Mies van der Rohe

If this is calligraphy, then it is calligraphy without precedent.

Brody Neuenschwander

If you remember the shape of your spoon at lunch, it has to be the wrong shape. The spoon and the letter are tools; one to take food from the bowl, the other to take information off the page… When it is a good design, the reader has to feel comfortable because the letter is both banal and beautiful.

Adrian Frutiger

There are strong arguments that music inhabits a semiological realm which, on both ontogenetic and phylogenetic levels, has developmental priority over verbal language.

Yuri Lotman

Typographical design should perform optically what the speaker creates through voice and gesture of his thoughts.

El Lizzitsky

Give me a laundry list and I’ll set it to music.

Gioacchino Rossini