Maya Lin Quotes


49 Maya Lin quotes:



"My goal is to strip things down so that you need just the right amount of words or shape to convey what you need to convey. I like editing. I like it very tight."
"OK, it was black, it was below grade, I was female, Asian American, young, too young to have served. Yet I think none of the opposition in that sense hurt me."
"Some artists want to confront. Some want to invoke thought. They're all necessary and they're all valid."
"The process I go through in the art and the architecture, I actually want it to be almost childlike. Sometimes I think it's magical."
"We were unusually brought up; there was no gender differentiation. I was never thought of as any less than my brother."
"Math, it's a puzzle to me. I love figuring out puzzles."
"My parents are both college professors, and it made me want to question authority, standards and traditions."
"You have to have conviction and completely question everything and anything you do. No matter how much you study, no matter how much you know, the side of your brain that has the smarts won't necessarily help you in making art."
"You have to let the viewers come away with their own conclusions. If you dictate what they should think, you've lost it."



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