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When you're a kid with artistic yearnings brought up in the Bronx,
by 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

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

Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.
- 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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

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

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- 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

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

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

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

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

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

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

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby


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