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Daniel Libeskind Quotes

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Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.
- Daniel Libeskind

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The Spiral Gallery may happen, too.
It is not dependent on government funding.
- Daniel Libeskind

I don't get to sleep when I'm in New York.
Really.
I'm living on adrenaline.
- Daniel Libeskind

And of course I like Berlin a lot.
It's such an interesting city.
- Daniel Libeskind

 

To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody
history but to articulate it.
- Daniel Libeskind

I think there is a new awareness in this 21st century
that design is as important to where and how we live as it is for museums,
concert halls and civic buildings.
- Daniel Libeskind

We all came to see that site.
We all walked around it.
It is already sacred.
- Daniel Libeskind

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I'm not Candide, nor Dr Pangloss, but we know that faith moves mountains.
- Daniel Libeskind

It's a project that touched me as an immigrant and as a New Yorker.
- Daniel Libeskind

We will work with everybody for the good of New York.
- Daniel Libeskind

It's a fantastic responsibility and a wonderful moment.
- Daniel Libeskind

And it is very moving because one has to see the site
not as just another site of development but it is a very special site.
It is a site that souls and hearts of all Americans.
- Daniel Libeskind

Life it is not just a series of calculations and a sum total of statistics,
it's about experience, it's about participation,
it is something more complex and more interesting than what is obvious.
- Daniel Libeskind

When you're a kid with artistic yearnings brought up in the Bronx,
you don't get fed up too easily.
- Daniel Libeskind

There will be a competition for the memorial.
And then it can be developed with trees,
with planting.
It can become a very beautiful place protected from the streets,
because it is below.
And it can be something very moving and very private.
- Daniel Libeskind

Well, I think one doesn't really have to invent this memorial space,
because it is already there.
And it is speaking with a voice and,
you know,
4 million of us came to see the site.
- Daniel Libeskind

Only through acknowledgment of the erasure and void
of Jewish life can the history of Berlin and Europe have a human future.
- Daniel Libeskind

Winning a competition in architecture is a ticket to oblivion.
It's just an idea.
Ninety-nine per cent never get built.
- Daniel Libeskind

The foreign press seems obsessed with the Freedom Tower,
as if it was the only thing going on here.
In fact, we're trying to keep a huge juggling act in balance,
with the tower as just one of the many balls in play.
- Daniel Libeskind

There are more people living in Lower Manhattan now
than before the terrorist attacks.
That's faith for you.
There's such a strong spirit here.
- Daniel Libeskind

Larry wanted us to reposition the tower.
We wouldn't, and won't.
He's been holding back our fees.
We want to get paid.
And that's it.
It'll get solved and we'll carry on with planning Ground Zero.
- Daniel Libeskind

Well, I didn't want to have the reminder sort of in the sky,
so that people would forever look at it.
I wanted to have - really to create a city from the bottom up.
From that foundation, which held, from the democratic
power of what the site really is.
- Daniel Libeskind

I studied architecture in New York.
So, really I was very moved, like everyone else,
to try to contribute something that has that resonance
and profundity of it means to all of us.
- Daniel Libeskind

It's about how to bring together the seemingly contradictory aspects of the memorial,
which is about a tragedy and how it changed the world,
but also about creating a vital and beautiful city of the 21st century.
- Daniel Libeskind

And you have to remember that I came to America as an immigrant.
You know, on a ship, through the Statue of Liberty.
And I saw that skyline, not just as a representation
of steel and concrete and glass,
but as really the substance of the American Dream.
- Daniel Libeskind

And then, build a bustling wonderful city of the 21st century,
with a restoration of a spectacular skyline,
which Manhattan, of course, needs.
So, that is really the design as a whole.
- Daniel Libeskind

When we get piled upon one another
in large cities, as in Europe,
we shall become as corrupt as Europe.
- Thomas Jefferson

To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to
feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
- George Orwell

People in cities may forget the soil for as long as a hundred years,
but Mother Nature's memory is long and she will not
let them forget indefinitely.
- Henry Cantwell Wallace

We can see cities during the day and at night,
and we can watch rivers dump sediment into the ocean,
and see hurricanes form.
- Sally Ride

Traveling, you realize that differences are lost:
each city takes to resembling all cities,
places exchange their form, order, distances,
a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents.
- Italo Calvino

Poverty and the rule of race that is called apartheid
drive the Transkeian migrant from security on the land to work in the cities,
and then back again.
- Ruth First

As the number of available jobs has decreased in border states like Texas,
cities halfway across America have begun to see an
influx of illegal immigrants in search of employment.
- Spencer Bachus

People have less privacy and are crammed together in cities,
but in the wide open spaces they secretly keep tabs
on each other a lot more.
- Sara Paretsky

Towns and cities throughout the United States have
opened their hearts and homes to thousands of families
displaced from their homes as a result of this horrific storm.
- Jo Bonner

Money is the worst currency that ever grew among mankind.
This sacks cities, this drives men from their homes,
this teaches and corrupts the worthiest minds to turn base deeds.
- Sophocles

We must have an America in which White men and women can live and work,
in their homes and in the streets of our cities,
without fear.
- George Lincoln Rockwell

And one by one the nights between our separated cities
are joined to the night that unites us.
- Pablo Neruda

We are, by many measures, one of the more diverse cities in the country,
growing more diverse all the time, and one of the more
harmonious in terms of how we live together.
- John Hickenlooper

There isn't much discussion of ruling class in America even in Boston,
probably one of the most class-conscious cities in the country?
- Iris Chang

America will be far safer if we reduce the chances
of a terrorist attack in one of our cities than if
we diminish the civil liberties of our own people.
- Nancy Pelosi

The Treasury Department would use the interest from
these securities to hire U.S.
companies to build Saudi Arabia - new cities,
new infrastructure - which we've done.
- John Perkins

We could raise prodigious cities and create nations,
and explore the universe.
- Jose C. Orozco

As a rule, our largest cities are the worst governed.
- Josiah Strong

Snowboarding!
I love it!
Some of the best places to snowboard are Telluride and Park Cities,
Utah.
- Bridget Hall

By the way, I understand that now you can have the
Times delivered to your door here in the Twin Cities.
- Harrison Salisbury

The international game has changed for bidding cities.
- Peter Ueberroth

But when I reintroduced the Nation of Islam,
and began to host meetings in cities and thousands
and thousands of people come out.
- Louis Farrakhan

As a result of the historic catastrophe in which Titus
of Rome destroyed Jerusalem and Israel was exiled from its land,
I was born in one of the cities of the Exile.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon

I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found
no statues of committees.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

A culture, we all know, is made by its cities.
- Derek Walcott

Cities produce in me melancholy or a tension I don't need.
- David Guterson

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

Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.
- Rupert Brooke

Nature made the fields and man the cities.
- Marcus Terentius Varro

The immense cities lie basking on the beaches of the
continent like whales that have taken to the land.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

When there were fears about the future of this nation's older cities...
when a few of the cities teetered on the brink of bankruptcy,
all eyes were focused on Chicago for contrast.
- Jane Byrne

Australia as a nation, as a set of cities and some regional centres,
that project died a death and we didn't get it up,
but I still think there's merit in that.
- Susan Oliver

We are in danger of making our cities places where
business goes on but where life,
in its real sense, is lost.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

Iran has long sponsored terrorists who carry out homicide
bombings in Israeli cities.
However, it is a mistake to believe the danger Iran
poses is directed at Israel alone.
- John Doolittle

I never yet feared those men who set a place apart
in the middle of their cities where they gather to
cheat one another and swear oaths which they break.
- Herodotus

In cities like Athens, poor houses lined narrow and
tortuous streets in spite of luxurious public buildings.
- Stephen Gardiner

I have never felt salvation in nature.
I love cities above all.
- Michelangelo

The cities are the principal home and seat of the human group.
They are the coral colony for Man, the collective being.
- Alfred Doblin

We've achieved this feeling, for instance,
with the colors.
The colors in the park are harmonious with each other,
not like in big cities where they don't.
- John Hench

In cities like New York and Austin, there's much more
of a social context for music than in other places.
- John Cale

People going into the cities for the opportunities
and the towns are getting older,
no young people.
- Rachel Griffiths

Global warming has melted the polar ice caps,
raised the levels of the oceans and flooded the earth's great cities.
Despite its evident prosperity, New Jersey is scarcely Utopia.
- Godfried Danneels

You can look at the West Bank.
Cities are like prisons.
They can be closed quickly by the Israeli forces,
and everything stops in these cities.
This is the result of Oslo.
- Hassan Nasrallah

Travel gives me the opportunity to walk through the
sectors of cities where one can clearly see the passage of time.
- Jerzy Kosinski

I have to finish this book tour of almost 30 cities.
- Iris Chang


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