Quote is from a book by Bruce Mau called Life Style by Bruce Mau.
He says: “We accept the accidents, the encounters, the interruptions, and the failures of design practice along with its successes and elations… (it is) a portrait of the culture of design seen through the lens of one practice – our own – as we attempt an ongoing, problematic, and evolutionary engagement with the world.”
One of things I love about design is it’s power to assess the past as accurately as one can (like a journalist) and aim for a more beautiful, functional, productive future (like an entrepreneurial). It’s like being an artist and visionary in the same breath.
You can check out his work here: Bruce Mau Design