Agriculture as we know it needs to disappear. We can design better and healthier proteins than we get from nature.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
Everyone wants an iPhone, but it would be impossible to design an iPhone in China because it's not a product; it's an understanding of human nature.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
A shoe is not only a design, but it's a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you're going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
I have an all-Japanese design team, and none of them speak English. So it's often funny and surprising how my ideas end up lost in translation.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Tesla is changing the paradigm. We're going to turn the world on its ear and create high demand through design.