American Architect Quotes

240 American Architect quotes:

"The whole purpose of those attacks was to drive those contractors out. Lots of them had to leave. They were terrified."
"I don't like the idea of busing children all over the country. It's not safe. And there doesn't seem to be that much of an urgent need for it to be done."
"The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen."
"Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities."
"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."
"There is nothing more uncommon than common sense."
"Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students, and turns them into prunes."
"A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines."
"The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines."
"Early in life, I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasions to change."
"Misery loves company, but company does not reciprocate."
"Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood."
"Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will not themselves be realized."
"Where there's a will, there's a lawsuit."
"Adequate information about the existing environment and about the types of place that it is desirable to make cannot be kept inside one brain."
"Complexity is one of the great problems in environmental design."
"Drawings help people to work out intricate relationships between parts."
"The structure of life I have described in buildings - the structure which I believe to be objective - is deeply and inextricably connected with the human person, and with the innermost nature of human feeling."
"And I think one of the tasks that I always feel is how to get that vision out of them. Not exactly what they want, but what they want to accomplish for themselves or their community or their family."
"And you finally get to a consensus, where you get a sense of what really ought to be done, and then they give it to me and then I draw it. I mean draw it in the sense, the philosophical sense."

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