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Lawrence Halprin Quotes and Sayings

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The war, as I felt it and a lot of my compatriots felt it,
was a creative act.
- Lawrence Halprin

Because the quality of living with nature and allowing
it to manifest itself is different than the quality of living in a city,
especially a dense city.
- Lawrence Halprin

The whole memorial is for different senses...
seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling.
I probably would have come up with something different
if I had not lived through it.
- Lawrence Halprin

Of all the Jedis I saw in the film, Yoda's the only one I like.
- Lawrence Halprin

 

I always say to young people when they ask me how I work,
I always say to them, the only time you've ever going
to do something good is if you have a good client.
And by good I mean all kinds of things.
- Lawrence Halprin

One is, that they will feel about you that you're going
to make something wonderful for them.
And they help you by expressing themselves.
Not telling you how to do it, but encouraging you and
accepting your vision and working with you on that kind of a level.
- Lawrence Halprin

And you finally get to a consensus, where you get a
sense of what really ought to be done,
and then they give it to me and then I draw it.
I mean draw it in the sense, the philosophical sense.
- Lawrence Halprin

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One of the things I thought a lot about was how can we get the views,
for instance, the main plaza, you look up to Telegraph
Hill from there and therefore it would be a disaster to close that view off.
- Lawrence Halprin

I suppose and I hope that the young guys who are out
there losing their lives at least feel the same way I did.
I shouldn't think about this very much because I'm
almost weeping when I think about it.
- Lawrence Halprin

And I think one of the tasks that I always feel is
how to get that vision out of them.
Not exactly what they want, but what they want to accomplish
for themselves or their community or their family.
- Lawrence Halprin

Then I sit down, work at it, because now I have a convincing
feeling about what that place wants to be,
you see? And it's not just me.
Me and my talent comes in taking that consensus and
then making something wonderful out of it -
a work of art.
- Lawrence Halprin

Because one of the benefits of getting older,
I guess-there are very few benefits,
really -
most of them are a pain in the butt.
People depend on me more; they believe in me more,
they think I'm good.
- Lawrence Halprin

Let me just say something that I forgot,
I also hoped and this was very true in the beginning -
that this would also be a place that people would be
able to walk in to the fountain and use it in a nice
way of reading and examining the quotations on the blocks.
- Lawrence Halprin

Because over and over again, the times that I've done
really good things is because I've had a wonderful client of some kind,
and a lot of it depended on me to induce them to be creative.
- Lawrence Halprin

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore PHOTO

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
- Winston Churchill

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

You can discover what your enemy fears most
by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
- Michael Moncur

We have no enemies,
we have only friendships that we haven't yet developed
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller PHOTO
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson PHOTO

We will not learn how to live together in peace
by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter PHOTO

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war
is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

Never think that war, no matter how necessary,
nor how justified, is not a crime.
- Ernest Hemingway

When you have to kill a man,
it costs nothing to be polite.
- Winston Churchill

John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century,
were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester.
It is not only the living who are killed in war.
- Isaac Asimov

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
We know more about war that we know about peace,
more about killing that we know about living.
- Omar N. Bradley

It is well that war is so terrible.
We should grow too fond of it.
- Robert E. Lee

You can't say civilization don't advance...
in every war they kill you in a new way.
- Will Rogers

War is the symptom, not the disease.
- L. M. Heroux

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The first casualty when war comes is truth.
- Hiram Johnson

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
- Jeannette Rankin

I must study politics and war that my sons may have
liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
- John Adams

In peace, sons bury their fathers.
In war, fathers bury their sons.
- Herodotus

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.
- George Herbert

War does not determine who is right -
only who is left.
- Bertrand Russell

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
- Thomas Mann

When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

If we don't end war, war will end us.
- H. G. Wells

War is hell.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict
wants something more than it wants peace.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.
- Carl Sandburg

There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed
to the advantage of others.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

The object of war is not to die for your country but
to make the other bastard die for his.
- George S. Patton

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain
advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
- Napoleon Hill

War would end if the dead could return.
- Stanley Baldwin

It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war.
- Lester B. Pearson

The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.
The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic
feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
- John Stuart Mill

A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations.
They have the best implements of war.
- Herbert V. Prochnow

In modern war...
you will die like a dog for no good reason.
- Ernest Hemingway

A bad peace is better than a good war.
- Yiddish Proverb

The power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully.
- Charles Evans Hughes

An unjust peace is better than a just war.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Older men declare war.
But it is the youth that must fight and die.
- Herbert Hoover

I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.
- Ulysses S. Grant

I do not believe that the men who served in uniform
in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve.
It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.
- William Westmoreland

The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
- Omar N. Bradley

War is not an adventure.
It is a disease.
It is like typhus.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

All war is deception.
- Sun Tzu

Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
- George Santayana

We have been travelling through a cloud.
The sky has been dark ever since the war began.
- Black Kettle

War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.
- Albert Pike

In war as in life, it is often necessary
when some cherished scheme has failed,
to take up the best alternative open,
and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill


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