Anyway here are some quotes. I've included URL's of the sites I visited. I will finish this list with a few of the ones I learned along the way.
"A logo doesn't sell, it identifies...A logo derives its meaning from the quality of the thing it symbolizes, not the other way around. A logo is less important than the product it signifies; what it means is more important than what it looks like.”
From “Logos, Flags, and Escutcheons” by Paul Rand, emphasis by Michael Beirut, The Smartest Logo in the Room, Design Observer http://observatory.designobserver.com/entry.html?entry=6237
From Design was Here:
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
Charles EamesGood design goes to heaven; bad design goes everywhere.
Saw this one on another site.
Math is easy; design is hard.
Design is thinking made visual - Saul Bass.
From Psd |Tuts:
To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.
Art has to move you and design does not, unless it’s a good design for a bus.
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.
Helvetica is the jeans, and Univers the dinner jacket. Helvetica is here to stay.
From my world:
Create a design and turn it upside down. If it looks good that way then it's OK right side-up.
-Don MacCrimmon, design instructor
Easy design is hard.
If anything can go wrong, it will.
-attributed to Murphy's Law
Have fun with these and other quotes.