quote by Louis Kahn

Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.

— Louis Kahn

Unusual Affinities quotations

It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.

All in all, I think that out of all musical genres, the world of metal is the most escapist one. Metal is also music for people who think for themselves. I think metalheads are smart people who possess a healthy dose of self-irony and a good sense of humor, and that appeals to me. I felt a strong affinity with the scene from the first moment on.

How have relations with Iran and Belarus benefited Venezuela? We are interested in countries that have democracies, that respect human rights, that we have an affinity with. What affinity do we have with Iran?

Competition between women is good only if it does not prevail;

that is to say if it coexists with affinity, affection, with a real sense of being mutually indispensable, with sudden peaks of solidarity in spite of envy, jealousy and the whole inevitable cohort of bad feelings.

Why do you suppose that in the last 100 years technology has evolved a thousand times further than it has in the last 3,000 years? It's the level of souls that are incarnating. The older Atlantean souls are coming back. They have a natural affinity for communication, electronics, medicine, law and media.

Creativity begins with an affinity for something. It's like falling in love.

The longer men sin, the more easily they can;

for every act of transgression weakens conscience, stupefies intellect, hardens hearts, adds force to bad habits, and takes force from good example. And, surely, there is nothing in such associations; as wicked affinities will insure to the sinner in the future state, to incline him to repentance.

Why do we think love is a magician? Because the whole power of magic consists in love. The work of magic is the attraction of one thing by another because of a certain affinity of nature.

You must feel an affinity for what you are photographing.

You must be part of it, and yet remain sufficiently detached to see it objectively. Like watching from the audience a play you already know by heart.

I have taught students from the New York City area so long I have a special affinity and rapport with them. It surprises me sometimes that there are students from anywhere else.

Well, first of all, I grew up in New York City, going to first a public school, then a private school, and when I got to the private school in Manhattan, I learned of what we called 'The Promised Land,' which are the Hamptons. I've always had an affinity for the Hamptons.

Interest refers to student’s affinity, curiosity, or passion for a particular topic or skill.

Your brain may give birth to any technology, but other brains will decide whether the technology thrives. The number of possible technologies is infinite, and only a few pass this test of affinity with human nature.

Millions of years ago, in my previous incarnations, I must have been related to swans... because I can still feel that affinity.

Only create associations with positive affinities.

Make this a rule of life and you will benefit more than from all the therapy in the world.

Violent antipathies are always suspicious, and betray a secret affinity.

When elderly invalids meet with fellow-victims of their own ailments, then at last real conversation begins, and life is delicious.

At a finite distance in the future, a critical state of encounter will occur, an ultimate co-reflective Center. A focused conspiration will allure individual persons to identify with others in profound affinity. Because of thinking altogether, love will grow into Divinity.

There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness.

I have this personal affinity for the desert. I am fascinated by the desert. I love it.

The writer I feel the most affinity with - you said you felt my books are 19th century novels, I think they're 18th century novels - is Fielding, Henry Fielding, he's the guy who does it for me.

Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.

A man is known by the books he reads, by the company he keeps, by the praise he gives, by his dress, by his tastes, by his distastes, by the stories he tells, by his gait, by the notion of his eye, by the look of his house, of his chamber; for nothing on earth is solitary but every thing hath affinities infinite.

Here man is no longer the center of the world, only a witness, but a witness who is also a partner in the silent life of Nature, bound by secret affinities of the trees.

It is a great bond to dislike the same things.

I've always had an affinity and a passion for cars and that whole car culture.

You cannot receive a shock unless you have an electric affinity for that which shocks you.

There can be little liking where there is no likeness.

I cannot go to the houses of my nearest relatives, because I do not wish to be alone. Society exists by chemical affinity, and not otherwise.

Most of the ancestors that I can trace were born here in the United States of America. And then it goes back to slavery. And I'm sure my ancestors go all the way back to Africa, but I feel more of an affinity for America than I do for Africa. I'm a black man in America.

I always had an affinity for lizards.

I've always felt somewhat close to them. They're reptiles. I find myself feeling somewhat reptilian at times.

I have an affinity for Disney and the Princess.

I found it very easy to transform into creeps and weirdos and losers and goof-balls, and I'm happy to play eccentric kinds of characters, and I have a great affinity for the outsider, but I definitely am about expanding my range as well.

I’m just interested in people on the edges.

I feel an affinity for people who haven’t had the best breaks in society. What I want to do more than anything is acknowledge their existence.

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