Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Leonardo da Vinci

Individuality will always be one of the conditions of real elegance.

Christian Dior

What I dream of is an art of balance.

Henri Matisse

Balance, that's the secret, moderate extremism.

Travis Macy

Less is more.

Mies Van Der Rohe

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.


Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a factor that decides between success and failure.

Edsger Dijkstra


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Developer, Macaroni Lofts

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Fig Variety Database User

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Michael Randman
Developer, New Ideal Lofts

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Fig Variety Database User

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Fig Variety Database User

Elegance is not being noticed, it's about being remembered.

Giorgio Armani

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.

Hans Hofmann

Perfection is now flawless, it is balance.

Tom Robbins

Cultivate balance. After all, there's no such thing as a shadow without the involvement of light.

Erica Alex

Make things as simple as possible but no simpler.

Albert Einstein

I have a simple taste, only the best.

Oscar Wilde

Fashion changes, but style endures.

Coco Chanel

The simplest things are often the truest.

Richard Bach

Don't confuse symmetry with balance.

Tom Robbins

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.

William Morris

Elegance is good taste plus a dash of daring.

Carmel Snow