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1. "Also minimalism is a term that all of us who share so little in common and who are lumped together as minimalists are not terribly happy with."
Author: Ann Beattie
2. "Through Kurt I saw the beauty of minimalism and the importance of music that's stripped down."
Author: Dave Grohl
3. "My thoughts are messy, my emotions are messy, my body goes in and out at will. The raised white scars on my arms and legs are the only aspect of my being that comes close to minimalism. They came from chaos, but it is hard to carve frustration and unease into the flesh. Only straight lines."
Author: Emma Forrest
4. "Minimalism now is a reaction to what came before. It's absolutely of its time. Music moved into the set theory thing, and moved out of it."
Author: Harrison Birtwistle
5. "Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of anything that distracts us from it."
Author: Joshua Becker
6. "I have my own definition of minimalism, which is that which is created with a minimum of means."
Author: La Monte Young
7. "Minimalism wasn't a real idea - it ended before it started."
Author: Sol LeWitt
8. "Life's too short for minimalism."
Author: Sophie Kinsella
9. "We had to keep explaining things, backtracking and filling gaps. We realised our own conversations had evolved into a kind of shorthand, a tidy, neat little minimalism. Covering the whole canvas in broad obvious brushstrokes for outsiders felt like a waste of sounds, time and effort. Speaking with footnotes."
Author: Steven Hall
10. "Simplicity isn't just a visual style. It's not just minimalism or the absence of clutter. It involves digging through the depth of the complexity. To be truly simple, you have to go really deep."
Author: Walter Isaacson
11. "Jobs's intensity was also evident in his ability to focus. He would set priorities, aim his laser attention on them, and filter out distractions. If something engaged him- the user interface for the original Macintosh, the design of the iPod and iPhone, getting music companies into the iTunes Store-he was relentless. But if he did not want to deal with something - a legal annoyance, a business issue, his cancer diagnosis, a family tug- he would resolutely ignore it. That focus allowed him to say no. He got Apple back on track by cutting all except a few core products. He made devices simpler by eliminating buttons, software simpler by eliminating features, and interfaces simpler by eliminating options. He attributed his ability to focus and his love of simplicity to his Zen training. It honed his appreciation for intuition, showed him how to filter out anything that was distracting or unnecessary, and nurtured in him an aesthetic based on minimalism."
Author: Walter Isaacson
12. "Glass, and making a maximum statement through minimalism. "It was really"
Author: Walter Isaacson

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