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Ben Nicholson Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Ben Nicholson.

I see man more as an instrument or an agent more than anything else.
- Ben Nicholson

We are pushing hard to find quality advertising clients.
- Ben Nicholson

The corruption of the American soul is consumerism.
- Ben Nicholson

I started producing work with an ecstatic addiction.
- Ben Nicholson

 

I'm not an expert, but I want to be.
- Ben Nicholson

The Irish and British, they love satire,
it's a large part of the culture.
- Ben Nicholson

I haven't done any building designs since the Loaf House.
- Ben Nicholson

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What I feel bad about is not having published very
much in the last few years.
- Ben Nicholson

The latest page I've been working is about the organization
of the pantheon of the gods.
Who's indebted to whom, how they are related,
who screwed whose uncle or grandmother,
all of that.
- Ben Nicholson

Student journeys which were important to me were Sicily,
Greece, and Egypt, where I really saw these buildings,
and that is where you're able to grasp what things mean.
- Ben Nicholson

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

I deeply believe in pluralism.
I believe in the close proximity of multiple systems or agnostic systems.
- Ben Nicholson

When I left school I went on trip around the world -
I only got as far as Australia,
but like a bloody fool I cut it short because of a girl.
It's probably one of my big regrets in life.
- Ben Nicholson

Politics are beautiful.
They enable a community to live collectively with one another.
It's not about stabbing each other in the back;
it's about enabling people to reach their dreams and pursue happiness.
- Ben Nicholson

Satire is fascinating stuff.
It's deadly serious, and when politics begin to break down,
there is a drift towards satire, because it's the only
thing that makes any sense.
- Ben Nicholson

I feel most strongly about Jerusalem,
because architects ultimately have to address that city.
- Ben Nicholson

Any ideal system is its own worst enemy,
and as soon as you start to implement these visions of grandeur,
they just fall apart and turn into a complete tyranny.
- Ben Nicholson

I'm interested in locating the holy grail of the minimum
means to express the most complex ideas.
- Ben Nicholson

I'm just interested in meditating on certain ideas,
and I like to draw: that's my way of thinking.
- Ben Nicholson

The beast for me is greed.
Whether you read Dante, Swift, or any of these guys,
it always boils down to the same thing:
the corruption of the soul.
- Ben Nicholson

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

I have a book of buildings from 25,000 BC.
These are huts built out of mammoth bones.
These buildings were beautifully made,
from the bones of the body into shelter.
- Ben Nicholson

MTV lets us do whatever we want.
For me, there is freedom in serving an experienced
client who knows what they want and has the money to do it.
MTV is that for us.
- Ben Nicholson

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

There is beauty and adventure in the commonplace
for those with eyes to see beyond.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a Passionate Observer of Life.
I See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

When I see Spirit in everything, Peace is at hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The invariable mark of wisdom is to
see the miraculous in the common.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock

To love beauty is to see light.
- Victor Hugo

The traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted,
every hill and mountain shall be made low,
the rough places will be made straight
and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
and all flesh shall see it together.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

I see you.
- the movie Avatar

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

See beauty in the familiar.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
- Anton Chekhov

Without stirring abroad,
One can know the whole world;
Without looking out of the window,
One can see the way of heaven.
The further one goes, The less one knows.
- Lao Tzu

A part of you has grown in me.
And so you see, it's you and me
together forever and never apart,
maybe in distance, but never in heart.
- Anonymous

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Tom Peters

Every decision you make - every decision -
is not a decision about what to do.
It's a decision about Who You Are.
When you see this, when you understand it, everything changes.
You begin to see life in a new way.
All events, occurrences, and situations
turn into opportunities to do what you came here to do.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Better keep yourself clean and bright;
you are the window through which
you must see the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

Look In The Mirror to See The Face Of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

We must be the change we wish to see.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Miracles are a retelling in small letters
of the very same story
which is written across the whole world
in letters too large for some of us to see.
- C. S. Lewis

Today is my day to see in myself the face of god.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that when you see Spirit in everything,
peace is at hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, I See Spirit In The Face of Everyone I Meet.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

See God in every person, place, and thing,
and all will be well in your world.
- Louise L. Hay

Our opportunity is always to make the choice for Joy.
To see the world with new eyes - open eyes - loving eyes.
To choose compassion and understanding -
for ourselves, our family, our friends,
our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw


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