When you sit down to design something, it can be anything, a car, a toaster, a house, a tall building or a shoe, what you draw or what you design is really a culmination of everything that you've seen and done in your life previous to that point.— Tinker Hatfield
Staggering Tall Buildings quotations
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
I have no fear of death, so I don't think about it.
I love the adrenalin kick that danger brings. Others get their kicks bungee jumping from tall buildings. I'm very, very competitive. I want to be the best at everything I do. It's not driving - it's everything - it might be playing my guitar, I try to be the best at it as I possibly can.
A man attains greatness by his merits, not simply by occupying an exalted seat.
Can we call a crow an eagle (garuda) simply because he sits on the top of a tall building.
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.
I want my music to sound like throwing yourself out of a tree, or off a tall building, or as if you’re being sucked down into the ocean and you can’t breathe… It’s something overwhelming and all-encompassing that fills you up, and you’re either going to explode with it, or you’re just going to disappear.
The chief characteristics of the tall building is that it is lofty.
It must be every inch a proud and soaring thing, rising in sheer exultation so that from bottom to top it should be a unit without a single dissenting line.
Many of the projects I'm most proud of are tall buildings, especially the housing projects. In New York I have two: one in Kips Bay and one at New York University. At that time, those projects were most challenging.
If you are more fortunate than others, it is better to build a longer table than a taller fence.
The skyscraper and the twentieth century are synonymous;
the tall building is the landmark of our age. ... Shaper of cities and fortunes, it is the dream, past and present, acknowledged or unacknowledged, of almost every architect.
Societies raise their grandest monuments to what their cultures value most highly. As the tallest buildings in a city noted for tall buildings, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were certainly monumental.
The tall modern office building is the machine pure and simple.
..the engine, the motor and the battleship the works of the century.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.
Your Dollar is your only Word, / The wrath of it your only fear.
/ You build it altars tall enough / To make you see, but your are blind; / You cannot leave it long enough / To look before you or behind.
the Empire State Building was tall. So what? Just proved New York builders didn't know when to stop at a good story.
Bragging is often merely a ladder we build for ourselves out of words when we are afraid we are not tall enough in the eyes of the world. It is an unwitting confession to low self-esteem.
If you don't build your dreams, someone will hire you to help build theirs.
Here lies a toppled god. His fall was not a small one. We did but build his pedestal, A narrow and a tall one.
We built tall buildings, but we have not become any taller.
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.
When you build in silence, people don't know what to attack.
Moms are, in my opinion, the wonders of the universe.
They can leap tall buildings in a single bound, they can go where no person has gone before, and they can somehow get toddlers to eat. The problem is that mothers are also some of the most stressed people on the planet. There's just so much to do and not enough of them.
The tall building, concentrating man in one place more densely than ever before, similarly concentrates the dilemma of our public architecture at the end of the twentieth century: whether the new forms made possible by technology are doomed by the low calculations of modern patrons and their architects.
What is a church?Our honest sexton tells, 'Tis a tall building, with a tower and bells.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult.
Yes, and I also like jumping out of tall buildings.
And lastly from that period I remember riding in a taxi one afternoon between very tall buildings under a mauve and rosy sky; I began to bawl because I had everything I wanted and knew I would never be so happy again.
We have become so quick and effective in building things today.
It would be easy to build another Pyramid of Giza or another Great Wall. But these buildings haven't withstood the test of time because of their building quality. They stand tall because they have a symbolic value, they represent a culture.
We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Obviously the whole Wayward thing hasn't been explained to you properly.
You don't have any superpowers. You can't leap over tall buildings in a single bound or fight Dark Casters with your magic cat. Basically, you're a glorified tour guide who's no better equipped to face a bunch of Dark Casters than Mary P. over here -Ridley
We have bigger houses but smaller families: We have more degrees but less sense;
more knowledge but less judgements;more experts but more problems;more medicines, but less healthiness.We've been all the way to the moon and back,but we have trouble crossing the streetto meet the new neighbour.We build more computersto hold more information,to produce more copies than ever,but we have less communication.We have become long on quantitybut short on quality.These are times of fast foods,but slow digestion;tall man, but short character;steep profits, but shallow relationships.It is time when there is much in the windowbut nothing in the room.
In an earthquake, the most dangerous place to be is in a tall building that is not flexible. Yet, one of the safest places is a tall building that has been stressed for earthquakes -- - in other words, one that has a deep foundation and is flexible. So, too, over the coming years, large organizations that remain rigid will crumble and fall, while those that succeed in adding flexibility, teamwork and creativity to their cultures will thrive.
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
As proud and capable as it is, I think the idea that the military can build new countries is a tall order, and it's the sort of thing that we would only expect from a military that we have superresourced and thought of as supercapable.
He was mostly leaping tall buildings in the beginning.
There were cases where he would leap off a tall building or swoop down, and at that point he would look like he was flying, I suppose. It was just natural to draw him like that.
Reality has a way of injuring people who don't take it seriously.
If you don't believe in gravity, for example, and then step off a tall building, you won't just float away.
When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.
In America, we will build a great wall along the southern border.
And Mexico will pay for the wall. One hundred percent. They don't know it yet, but they're going to pay for it. And they're great people and great leaders but they're going to pay for the wall. On day one, we will begin working on intangible, physical, tall, power, beautiful southern border wall.
I live in the Village right near NYU, which is taking over most of the Village.
I've lived there for most of my time in New York. One of the things I like about the Village is, it's considered the kind of area where you can't have skyscrapers or, actually, many tall buildings. So you can see the sky which, I think, is a benefit.
I want to show you that you can leap tall buildings, walk through walls, and change reality.
If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?
I don't think things necessarily should have a meaning.
If stuff has a meaning then why do [writing] about it? If you're trying to say, 'Tall buildings are great' why not just leave it at that: "Tall buildings are great."
a heart may be lifted up and cast down in the same moment, as sometimes sunshine comes while rain is falling and builds upward in the sky tall reaches of misty, unlikely beauty.
Today, from the bridge, the East River is sparkling.
The money is swirling around the tall buildings like tides or like tithes, And I wonder, does anyone swim in this river, I wonder, does anyone pray?
I knew, as everyone knows, that the easiest way to attract a crowd is to let it be known that at a given time and a given place some one is going to attempt something that in the event of failure will mean sudden death. That's what attracts us to the man who paints the flagstaff on the tall building, or to the 'human fly' who scales the walls of the same building.
I remember I went to Berlin right after the Wall came down.
I first went to East Berlin, and all the buildings were old and falling down, and now when you go back to Berlin, you know you're in the East because all the buildings are brand new and very tall.