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I call architecture frozen music.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

All fine architectural values are human vales, else not valuable.

Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

When we build, let us think that we build for ever.

John Ruskin, writer

Don't fight forces, use them.

Richard Buckminster Fuller,

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Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.

Steve Martin, comedian

Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture. It is not the physical statement of the structure so much as what it contains that moves us.

Arthur Erickson, architect

It takes a great client to create great architecture.

Curtis W. Fentress,

Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.

Thomas Fuller, clergyman

No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.

John Ruskin, writer

Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

Architecture is inhabited sculpture.

Constantin Brancusi,

Some architects have a preconceived notion of what a building should be

Curtis W. Fentress,

Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.

Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.

Antoni Gaudi, architect

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.

Winston Churchill, politician

An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site.

Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.

Frank Gehry, architect

Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity.

Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience.

Luis Barragan, architect

A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural, when its elements no longer have their justification in nature.

Guillaume Apollinaire, novelist

To me, a building - if it's beautiful - is the love of one man, he's made it out of his love for space, materials, things like that.

Martha Graham, dancer

The architecture of our future is not only unfinished; the scaffolding has hardly gone up.

George Lamming, novelist

The architecture of a story can be a little bit different if it's a true story.

Joel Coen, director

I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way.

Sydney Pollack, director

The only legitimate artists in England are the architects.

Benjamin Haydon, artist

A modern, harmonic and lively architecture is the visible sign of an authentic democracy.

Walter Gropius, architect

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.

Gilbert K. Chesterton, writer

The dialogue between client and architect is about as intimate as any conversation you can have, because when you're talking about building a house, you're talking about dreams.

Robert A. M. Stern, architect

The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in.

Voltaire, writer

The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.

Milton Friedman, economist

All architects want to live beyond their deaths.

Philip Johnson, architect

Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.

Victor Hugo, author

I don't find Hollywood interesting, so I'm thinking of studying architecture instead.

Hayden Christensen, actor

I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?

Philip Johnson, architect

The way of architecture is the quiet voice that underlies it and has guided it from the beginning.

Arthur Erickson, architect

Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture.

Ernest Hemingway, novelist

A basic principle of data processing teaches the folly of trying to maintain independent files in synchonism.

Frederick P. Brooks Jr.,

In fact, it will be very easy to climb the building because of its shape and architecture.

Alain Robert, athlete

The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extra human architecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and anguish.

Federico Garcia Lorca, poet

Architecture aims at Eternity.

Christopher Wren, architect

I take a lot from everywhere. I take from music, architecture, novels, and plays. Anywhere that hits you.

Alex Winter, actor

I quit college. I was studying architecture for about a year.

Barry Mann, musician

There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy.

John Baldacci, politician

I have designed the most buildings of any living American architect.

Alexander Jackson Davis, architect

I am but an architectural composer.

Alexander Jackson Davis, architect

Any architectural project we do takes at least four or five years, so increasingly there is a discrepancy between the acceleration of culture and the continuing slowness of architecture.

Rem Koolhaas, architect

Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.

Rem Koolhaas, architect

Escape from the architecture ghetto is one of the major drivers and has been from the very beginning.

Rem Koolhaas, architect

Each new situation requires a new architecture.

Jean Nouvel, architect

Of the individual poems, some are more lyric and some are more descriptive or narrative. Each poem is fixed in a moment. All those moments written or read together take on the movement and architecture of a narrative.

Marilyn Hacker, poet

But the building's identity resided in the ornament.

Louis Sullivan, architect

The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present.

Adolf Loos, architect

Does it follow that the house has nothing in common with art and is architecture not to be included in the arts? Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and the monument. Everything else that fulfils a function is to be excluded from the domain of art.

Adolf Loos, architect

Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.

Adolf Loos, architect

Nothing requires the architect's care more than the due proportions of buildings.

Marcus V. Pollio,

Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all.

Harry Seidler, architect

The Romans were not inventors of the supporting arch, but its extended use in vaults and intersecting barrel shapes and domes is theirs.

Harry Seidler, architect

After about the first Millennium, Italy was the cradle of Romanesque architecture, which spread throughout Europe, much of it extending the structural daring with minimal visual elaboration.

Harry Seidler, architect

Charles was very intent to use his years as Prince of Wales to make his mark while he still had freedom of maneuver that he wouldn't have as King. The first subject he really went for was architecture. It made an impact.

Anthony Holden, journalist

People kind of tend to mystify design and architecture by suggesting you need to train.

Marc Newson, designer

So what we have tried to do in our later buildings is to try to be completely consistent, as a painter is consistent or as a sculptor is consistent. Architecture also must be very consistent.

Minoru Yamasaki, architect

Japanese architecture is very much copied in this country and in Europe.

Minoru Yamasaki, architect

If you examine this, I think that you will find that it's the mechanics of Japanese architecture that have been thought of as the direct influence upon our architecture.

Minoru Yamasaki, architect

We build buildings which are terribly restless. And buildings don't go anywhere. They shouldn't be restless.

Minoru Yamasaki, architect

The intellectual architecture means focusing on doing great work instead of focusing on agency politics.

Jay Chiat, businessman

The team architecture means setting up an organization that helps people produce that great work in teams.

Jay Chiat, businessman

Architecture doesn't come from theory. You don't think your way through a building.

Arthur Erickson, architect

Does an architecture to assuage the spirit have a place?

Arthur Erickson, architect

Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.

Arthur Erickson, architect

Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture.

Arthur Erickson, architect

The details are the very source of expression in architecture. But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.

Arthur Erickson, architect

The new architecture of transparency and lightness comes from Japan and Europe.

Arthur Erickson, architect

Today's developer is a poor substitute for the committed entrepreneur of the last century for whom the work of architecture represented a chance to celebrate the worth of his enterprise.

Arthur Erickson, architect

Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.

Arthur Erickson, architect

We are stymied by regulations, limited choice and the threat of litigation. Neither consultants nor industry itself provide research which takes architecture forward.

Arthur Erickson, architect

At this present time, matter is still the best way to think of architecture, but I'm not so sure for very long. The computer is radicalizing the way we think about our world.

Ben Nicholson, artist

If you're into architecture and you're from the West, everything is hors d'oeuvres for working to rebuild the Temple. Ultimately you're led there. You can't escape it.

Ben Nicholson, artist

You can just drift unhappily towards this vision of heaven on earth, and ultimately that is what architecture is a vision of: Heaven on earth, at it's best.

Ben Nicholson, artist

I could be happy doing something like architecture. It would involve another couple of years of graduate school, but that's what I studied in college. That's what I always wanted to do.

Parker Stevenson, actor

Technological considerations are of great importance to architecture and cities in the informational society.

Kenzo Tange, architect

I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission... (to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of architecture and urban planning.

Kenzo Tange, architect

There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart.

Kenzo Tange, architect

Architecture is a science arising out of many other sciences, and adorned with much and varied learning; by the help of which a judgment is formed of those works which are the result of other arts.

Marcus V. Pollio,

After World War II great strides were made in modern Japanese architecture, not only in advanced technology, allowing earthquake resistant tall buildings, but expressing and infusing characteristics of traditional Japanese architecture in modern buildings.

Harry Seidler, architect

I acquired an admiration for Japanese culture, art, and architecture, and learned of the existence of the game of GO, which I still play.

Philip Warren Anderson, scientist

In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture.

Nancy BanksSmith,

When it comes to getting things done, we need fewer architects and more bricklayers.

Colleen C. Barrett,

Where do architects and designers get their ideas? The answer, of course, is mainly from other architects and designers, so is it mere casuistry to distinguish between tradition and plagiarism?

Stephen Bayley, critic

Architect. One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money.

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

You have to give this much to the Luftwaffe: when it knocked down our buildings it did not replace them with anything more offensive than rubble. We did that.

Prince Of Wales Charles,

All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.

G. K. Chesterton, writer

The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet

In short, the building becomes a theatrical demonstration of its functional ideal. In this romanticism, high-tech architecture is, of course, no different in spirit -- if totally different in form -- from all the romantic architecture of the past.

Dan Cruickshank,

The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.

Salvador Dali, painter

The job of buildings is to improve human relations: architecture must ease them, not make them worse.

Ralph Erskine, architect

A bold architectural statement turns a public building into a landmark, but it is in the details where the architect becomes the real storyteller.

Curtis W. Fentress,

People actually ask me why I bring in projects on budget and on time. It seems I am not living up to the fashionable genius role. I really enjoy when a project gets down to the wire, and through sheer force of will and faith in our process, we cross the goal line, when most people thought it impossible.

Curtis W. Fentress,

Our work is really about taking the best of what is in a place and working that into a project. We'd like to take your vision and goals and weave that into all the bricks and mortar and steel and glass put together, along with all the functional things that we need to make the airport work better.

Curtis W. Fentress,

Architecture is to make us know and remember who we are.

Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe,

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