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Buildings Quotes

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Consciously adopt the mindset of a young child,
to whom all of life is a grand adventure.
Life is your playground.
Fashion grand castles and sweeping boulevards,
defeat fire-breathing dragons,
leap tall buildings in a single bound.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The physician can bury his mistakes,
but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines -
so they should go as far as possible from home
to build their first buildings.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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

 

Buildings should serve people, not the other way around.
- John Portman

Nothing requires the architect's care more than the
due proportions of buildings.
- Marcus V. Pollio

My buildings will be my legacy...
they will speak for me long after I'm gone.
- Julia Morgan

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We require from buildings two kinds of goodness:
first,
the doing their practical duty well:
then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.
- John Ruskin

Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.
- Julia Morgan

My buildings don't speak in words but by means of their own spaciousness.
- Thom Mayne

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

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

In Los Angeles, by the time you're 35,
you're older than most of the buildings.
- Delia Ephron

One does not need buildings, money, power,
or status to practice the Art of Peace.
Heaven is right where you are standing,
and that is the place to train.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Good buildings come from good people,
ad all problems are solved by good design.
- Stephen Gardiner

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
- Winston Churchill

They claim this mother of ours, the Earth,
for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her,
and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.
- Sitting Bull

I have designed the most buildings of any living American architect.
- Alexander Jackson Davis

Downtown Detroit has more vacant buildings over 10
storeys than any city in the world.
- Meg White

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

You can't create a monster, then whine when it stomps on a few buildings.
- Yeardley Smith

Why, I just shake the buildings out of my sleeves.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

When I design buildings, I think of the overall composition,
much as the parts of a body would fit together.
On top of that, I think about how people will approach
the building and experience that space.
- Tadao Ando

I did not find Liverpool ugly.
Her stately public buildings, broad streets,
public squares, and noble statues redeem her from the charge.
- M. E. W. Sherwood

There are plenty of ruined buildings in the world but no ruined stones.
- Hugh MacDiarmid

I think people need housing.
And there's empty buildings, I think people should live in there.
If you want to call them squatters, trespassers,
hey, I call Wall Street thieves!
- Al Lewis

Krishna children were taught that in the spiritual
world there were no parents,
only souls and hence this justified their being kept out of view from others,
cloistered in separate buildings and sheltered from the evil material world.
- Mary Garden

Of course I'm respectable.
I'm old.
Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable
if they last long enough.
- Robert Towne

It's a weird city because the uglier the weather,
the more beautiful the city.
And the uglier the buildings, the more coherent the city.
- Rem Koolhaas

I am a believer, but I affirm that in public buildings
the law of the Republic overrides religious rules.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

I don't mind being a symbol but I don't want to become a monument.
There are monuments all over the Parliament Buildings
and I've seen what the pigeons do to them.
- Tommy Douglas

My mother and I took over abandoned buildings to sleep in.
- Mark Webber

I can hear you, the rest of the world can hear you
and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.
- George W. Bush

On the wagon sped, and I, as well as my comrades,
gave a despairing farewell glance at freedom as we
came in sight of the long stone buildings.
- Nellie Bly

Organic buildings are the strength
and lightness of the spiders' spinning,
buildings qualified by light,
bred by native character to environment,
married to the ground.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

St.
Paul's arose like some huge mountain above the enormous
mass of smaller buildings.
- Karl Philipp Moritz

No wonder the film industry started in the desert in California where,
like all desert dwellers, they dream their buildings,
rather than design them.
- Arthur Erickson

Credit card companies pay college students generously
to stand outside dining halls,
dorms, and academic buildings and encourage their fellow
students to apply for credits cards.
- Louise Slaughter

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

I should just drive around this city and take photos
of all the buildings I've been humiliated in.
- Moon Unit Zappa

The past is still visible.
The buildings haven't changed, the layout of the streets hasn't changed.
So memory is very available to me as I walk around.
- Jonathan Lethem

I've always thought Blues Point Tower is one of my
best buildings and I stand by that.
- Harry Seidler

Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

One or two of the trips were a bit scary.
Soldiers had me at gun point on one trip,
locked me in my van all night and escorted me in and
out of buildings when I wanted to wash.
- Joey Dunlop

Below us the Thames grew lighter, and all around below were the shadows -
the dark shadows of buildings and bridges that formed
the base of this dreadful masterpiece.
- Ernie Pyle

In every area of the world where there is earthquake risk,
there are still many buildings of this type;
it is very frustrating to try to get rid of them.
- Charles Francis Richter

Melbourne is wonderfully altered since I last saw it.
There are some very fair buildings in it now,
and things are a little cheaper than they used to be.
- William John Wills

I don't see that any buildings should be excluded from the term architecture,
as long as they are done properly.
- Arne Jacobsen

Buildings designed exclusively on scientific principles
will depress their occupants and constrain their creativity.
- Robert Evans

We want our buildings to work like a machine that will
create a pleasurable environment.
- Helmut Jahn

The more sophisticated we get, the more advanced our
buildings and vehicles become,
the more vulnerable we are.
- Stephen Ambrose

For decades engineers have stood accused that their
buildings do not have any cultural value.
We have attempted to liberate engineering of this accusation.
- Fritz Todt

I have been criticized rather strenuously by painters
and sculptors for not incorporating their work in our buildings.
- Minoru Yamasaki

We can appreciate but not really understand the medieval town.
We cannot comprehend its compactness,
the contiguity of all its buildings as a single uninterrupted whole.
- Arthur Erickson

I get bored with establishing shots of people getting
out of cars and walking into buildings,
getting into elevators and then 45 seconds later they have a line.
- Dick Wolf

The box got bigger, the outside, the buildings.
And all that we were doing.
I had to raise about $1 million every two days just to stay alive.
- Jim Bakker

Don't say "the White House wants." Buildings can't want.
- Donald Rumsfeld

Buildings designed with careful attention to aesthetics
arouse and enlighten their occupants and that promotes their good health.
- Robert Evans

In 1945, there were more people killed,
more buildings destroyed, more high explosives set off,
more fires burning than before or since.
- Stephen Ambrose

The proportions, too, in which the capital that is to support labour,
and the capital that is invested in tools,
machinery and buildings, may be variously combined.
- David Ricardo

In this tour around the world I was not interested
in contemporary buildings because I had seen contemporary
buildings actually until they came out of my ears in a sense.
- Minoru Yamasaki

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

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

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 Charles

But now I know that it is very important that all buildings should be consistent,
that this is the quality of the Gothic cathedral,
for instance, that we like.
- Minoru Yamasaki

There is much more to schools than buildings.
There are academic activities, how it reaches the community
and its proximity to other programs.
- John Warner

Theatre is about people, not buildings.
Incalculable damage has been done to the expert talent a company needs -
from wardrobe to lighting technicians.
- Edward Hall

All these buildings are like mountains I would like to climb,
but I am forbidden.
- Alain Robert

A cricket ground is a flat piece of earth with some buildings around it.
- Richie Benaud

Japan's humid and warm summer climate,
as well as frequent earthquakes resulted in lightweight
timber buildings raised off the ground that are resistant to earth tremors.
- Harry Seidler

And exciting buildings are fine periodically.
- Minoru Yamasaki


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