“Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.” – Frederic Chopin

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein

“What’s really important is to simplify. The work of most photographers would be improved immensely if they could do one thing: get rid of the extraneous.” – William Albert Allard

“I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“I apologize for the length of this letter, but I didn’t have time to make it shorter.” – Mark Twain

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2 Responses to “A Week of Struggling for Simplicity – Just a Few Words – Quotes on Simplicity”

  1. Excellent. Certainly simplicity is not easy. Dr. de Bono has a great set of tools for reducing complexity using Lateral Thinking tools. Watch this 3-minute video for some insight…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnDPkGezsAs


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