45 Motivational Quotes for Designers and Creative Entrepreneurs

I'm a strong believer in motivation and learning from others. I also believe in the power of lists. So today I'm sharing 45 of my favorite quotes for design and business. Hopefully a few of these will motivate you on your list. 

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1 | "To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong." - Joseph Chilton Pearce

2 | "Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great." - John D. Rockefeller

3 | "Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest." - Unknown

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

5 | "Bad artists copy. Good artists steal." - Pablo Picasso

6 | "The value of an idea lies in the using of it." - Thomas Edison

7 | "Don't design for brands. Design for people interacting with brands." - Unknown

 

 

8 | "Learn the rules like a pro. So you can break them link an artist." - Pablo Picasso

9 | "Give them quality. That's the best kind of advertising." - Milton Hershey

10 | "Make it simple, but significant." - Don Draper

11 | "Clutter smothers. Simplicity breathes." - Terry Guillemets

12 | "Content is king, but distribution is queen and she wears the pants." - Jonathan Perelman

13 | "Any idea is only as valuable as its ability to solve a problem." - Sally Hogshead

14 | "There is beauty in simplicity." - Unknown

15 | "If you can learn something new every day, you can teach something new every day." - Martha Stewart

Clutter smothers. Simplicity breathes. | 45 motivational quotes for designers and creative entrepreneurs

 

16 | "People do not but goods and services. They buy realtions, stories and magic." - Seth Godin

17 | "A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well." - Jeff Bezos

18 | "The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling." - Fabienne Fredrickson

19 | "It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." - Herman Melville

20 | "Creativity is intelligence having fun." - Albert Einstein

21 | "Quality goes up and down. Service stays forever." - Unknown

22 | "To create something exceptional, your mindset must be constantly focused on the smallest detail." - Giorgio Armani

 

23 | "Stop selling. Start helping." - Zig Ziglar

24 | "Being positive in a negative position is not naive. It's called leadership." - Unknown

25 | "Design is thinking made visual." - Saul Bass

26 | "If people like you they will listen to you, but if they trust you they'll do business with you." - Zig Ziglar

27 | "Let's do what we love and do a lot of it." - Marc Jacobs

28 | "Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye." - Dorothy Parker

29 | "Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours per week." - Lori Greiner

30 |  "When you brand yourself properly, the competition becomes irrelevant." - Dan Schawbel

Let's do what we love and do a lot of it | 45 motivational quotes for designers and creative entrepreneurs

 

31 | "Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard." - Guy Kawasaki

32 | "If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design." - Dr. Ralf Speth

33 | "You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills." - Jim Rohn

34 | "A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is - it is what consumers tell each other it is." - Scott Cook

35 | "In design thinking wrong is right." - Unknown

36 | "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." - Albert Einstein

37 | "In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel

 

38 | "The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." - Sylvia Plath

39 | "If you're looking for the next best thing, and you're looking where everyone else is, you're looking in the wrong place." - Mark Cuban

40 | "An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artist takes it personally." - Seth Godin

41 | "Transparency, honesty, kindness, good stewardship, even humor, work in business at all times." - John Gerzema

42 | "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde

43 | "A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is - it is what consumers tell each other it is." - Scott Cook

44 | "Design is a behavior. Not a department." - Unknown

45 | "Customers can't always tell you what they want, but they can always tell you what's wrong." - Carly Fiorina

Design is a behavior. Not a department | 45 motivational quotes for designers and creative entrepreneurs

Which one of these quotes was your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!