Quote Me: Insight from a Man with a Moustache

April 15, 2011

A piece of art.

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.”

Marcel Proust (French “essayist”, 1871-1922)

First things first. Happy Tax Day, America.

I had thrown this quote into a presentation a while back, and was reminded about it the other night when reading through Bill Buxton’s Sketching User Experiences. A fine read, about design and innovation, the technology development process, and the importance of sketching in any creative work. It’s loaded with wisdom, engaging anecdotes, and fine visuals. And a unique writing style, a rare combination of academic and grounded… cocktail party talk. Sort of like talking with a professor you think is cool but you aren’t completely sold yet… you think you like him, you’re mostly picking up what he’s putting down. And as far as non-fiction goes, it actually makes for decent beside reading.

Anyways, back to the quote. Good quote. Read it again.