Edit: I just noticed there were several typos in this quote – it has been updated with the correct words. Sorry about that!
“In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.” – Steve Jobs
Check out the article “Apple’s One-Dollar-a-Year Man” from Fortune Magazine in which Steve explains his obsession with design