Food for thought from "What I've Learned" . . . (Reader's Digest, October 2008)

Take your profession seriously; don't take yourself seriously.
~ Clint Eastwood

I get sillier as I get older, so I don't know what wisdom means. I can only pass on something that I've been acquanted with . . .
~ Judi Dench

History, theory, and critism are the three fundamental elements to grow in a professional life. History will provide you with the tools for understanding. Theory will be the pilosophy of why you're doing it. And criticism will provide you with the ability to continually master what you are doing. Play with these tools and you can do pretty good things.
~ Massimo Vignelli, interior and graphic designer