Maya Lin Quotes

49 Maya Lin quotes:

"I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That's art to me."
"I loved school. I studied like crazy. I was a Class A nerd."
"Sometimes you have to stop thinking. Sometimes you shut down completely. I think that's true in any creative field."
"I really enjoyed hanging out with some of the teachers. This one chemistry teacher, she liked hanging out. I liked making explosives. We would stay after school and blow things up."
"I was always making things. Even though art was what I did every day, it didn't even occur to me that I would be an artist."
"My grandfather, on my father's side, helped to draft one of the first constitutions of China. He was a fairly well-known scholar."
"The only thing that mattered was what you were to do in life, and it wasn't about money. It was about teaching, or learning."
"We, as a species, never understood how we have changed [the environment]."
Author: Lin Quotes Category: Environment Quotes
"For the most part things never get built the way they were drawn."
"Growing up, I thought I was white. It didn't occur to me I was Asian-American until I was studying abroad in Denmark and there was a little bit of prejudice."
"How we are using up our home, how we are living and polluting the planet is frightening. It was evident when I was a child. It's more evident now."
"I loved logic, math, computer programming. I loved systems and logic approaches. And so I just figured architecture is this perfect combination."
"I probably spent the first 20 years of my life wanting to be as American as possible. Through my 20s, and into my 30s, I began to become aware of how so much of my art and architecture has a decidedly Eastern character."
"A lot of my works deal with a passage, which is about time. I don't see anything that I do as a static object in space. It has to exist as a journey in time."
"I went through withdrawal when I got out of graduate school. It's what you learn, what you think. That's all that counts."
"It's only in hindsight that you realize what indeed your childhood was really like."
"You should be having more fun in high school, exploring things because you want to explore them and learning because you love learning-not worrying about competition."
"To fly we have to have resistance."
Author: Lin Quotes Category: American Architect Quotes Fly Quotes
"I didn't have anyone to play with so I made up my own world."
"I'm not in a hurry to do a lot of projects. I am very resolved in each project I take on."

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