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.
— statements quotation by Arthur Erickson
I think, therefore I am is the statement of an intellectual who underrates toothaches.
One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true of false. It comes to be dominating thought in one's mind.
Poetry is the statement of a relation between a man and the world.
Quantum physics tells us that nothing that is observed is unaffected by the observer. That statement, from science, holds an enormous and powerful insight. It means that everyone sees a different truth, because everyone is creating what they see.
Nothing is absolute, with the debatable exceptions of this statement and death.
You may find many contradictory statements and philosophies within my writings.
However, to this I will say such is life, for life is full of contradictions.
Some people are always critical of vague statements.
I tend rather to be critical of precise statements; they are the only ones which can correctly be labeled wrong.
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
These days, all we hear about is that the industry is in trouble.
Everybody is so scared, but our mission statement is having no fear.
Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without.
When we want to talk, we can instead listen, and let our attentiveness to another's need to speak, be our silent statement.
The narrower the mind, the broader the statement.
You will get good attention and people will be more inclined to listen to you if you can make a statement whereby their response is, No Shit! or at least, No kidding!
It is unfair to expect a politician to live in private up to the statements he makes in public.
Authority is not power; that's coercion. Authority is not knowledge; that's persuasion, or seduction. Authority is simply that the author has the right to make a statement and to be heard.
The fundamental laws are in the long run merely statements that every event is itself and not some different event.
The volatile truth of our words should continually betray the inadequacy of the residual statement.
Nothing can be said, including this statement, that has not been said before.
Let's make a statement to the airlines just to get their attention.
We'll pick a week next year and we'll all agree not to go anywhere for seven days.
I think that every so-called history book and film biography should be prefaced by the statement that what follows is the author's rendition of events and circumstances.
A question opens the mind. A statement closes the mind.
Well, I am reading more and enjoying it lesslaughterand so on, but I have not complained nor do I plan to make any general complaints. I read and talk to myself about it, but I dont plan to issue any general statement on the press. I think that they are doing their task, as a critical branch, the fourth estate. And I am attempting to do mine. And we are going to live together for a period, and then go our separate ways. Laughter.
When I was young I was amazed at Plutarch's statement that the elder Cato began at the age of eighty to learn Greek. I am amazed no longer. Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.
A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork.
What is significant, and is so difficult for the urban stranger to understand, is that the two statements are connected by an and and not by a but.
A bold architectural statement turns a public building into a landmark, but it is in the details where the architect becomes the real storyteller.
The artist simply reveals, he doesn't explain.
Freud tried to figure this out because he felt it very important to understand what makes a creative person tick. And he said that he had failed. In other words, I don't think that the artist is a scientist; he's almost the antithesis of the scientist. He cannot explain, he can only state. He makes a poetic statement, and the psychiatrist figures out why that is a universal truth. The psychiatrist tells people why they behave the way they do; the artist tells how they behave.
The wise man regulates his conduct by the theories both of religion and science.
But he regards these theories not as statements of ultimate fact but as art-forms.
If the federal government had been around when the Creator was putting His hand to this state, Indiana wouldn't be here. It'd still be waiting for an environmental impact statement.
No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
Nothing would improve newspaper criticism so much as the knowledge that it was to be read by men too hardy to acquiesce in the authoritative statement of the reviewer.
I consider criticism merely a preliminary excitement, a statement of things a writer has to clear up in his own head sometime or other, probably antecedent to writing; of no value unless it come to fruit in the created work later.