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American Architect Quotes


240 American Architect quotes:



"I didn't have anyone to play with so I made up my own world."
"I left science, then I went into art, but I approach things very analytically. I choose to pursue both art and architecture as completely separate fields rather than merging them."
"I loved logic, math, computer programming. I loved systems and logic approaches. And so I just figured architecture is this perfect combination."
"I loved school. I studied like crazy. I was a Class A nerd."
"I probably have fundamentally antisocial tendencies. I never took one extracurricular activity. I just failed utterly at that level. Part of me still rebels against that."
"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."
"Sometimes you have to stop thinking. Sometimes you shut down completely. I think that's true in any creative field."
"Well, now that he's finished one building, he'll Le Corbusier go write four books about it."
"I've been such an outsider my whole life."
"The multiplicity of ideas is what I'm interested in."
"Space is the breath of art."
"Freedom is from within."
"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."
"No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other."
"Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union."
"We are searching for some kind of harmony between two intangibles: a form which we have not yet designed and a context which we cannot properly describe."
"Respect the masterpiece. It is true reverence to man. There is no quality so great, none so much needed now."
"Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art."
"The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization."
"I'm about four skyscrapers behind."


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