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Louis Sullivan Quotes and Sayings

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But the building's identity resided in the ornament.
- Louis Sullivan

Related topics: Architecture

Form follows function.
- Louis Sullivan

It was the spirit animating the mass and flowing from it,
and it expressed the individuality of the building.
- Louis Sullivan

Begin building the future through
"conversation for possibility."
- Werner Erhard

 

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process,
gradually changing opinions,
slowly eroding old barriers,
quietly building new structures.
- John F. Kennedy

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

People have a constitutional right to burn a Koran if they want to,
but doing so is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation -
much like building a mosque at Ground Zero.
- Sarah Palin

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Don't clap too hard - it's a very old building.
- John Osborne

If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.
- Arne Jacobsen

Chicken fat, beef fat, fish fat, fried foods -
these are the foods that fuel our fat genes by giving
them raw materials for building body fat.
- Neal Barnard

I would be most content if my children grew up to be
the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly
of building enough bookshelves.
- Anna Quindlen

Traveling is the ruin of all happiness!
There's no looking at a building after seeing Italy.
- Fanny Burney

A building has integrity just like a man.
And just as seldom.
- Ayn Rand

So women are at the beginning of building a language,
and not all women are conscious of it.
- Judy Chicago

I am building a fire, and everyday I train,
I add more fuel.
At just the right moment, I light the match.
- Mia Hamm

Whatever good things we build end up building us.
- Jim Rohn

Every building is a prototype.
No two are alike.
- Helmut Jahn

Education is all a matter of building bridges.
- Ralph Ellison

The four building blocks of the universe are fire,
water, gravel and vinyl.
- Dave Barry

To me, a building - if it's beautiful -
is the love of one man,
he's made it out of his love for space,
materials, things like that.
- Martha Graham

The frightening thought that what you draw may become
a building makes for reasoned lines.
- Saul Steinberg

Building technical systems involves a lot of hard work
and specialized knowledge:
languages and protocols,
coding and debugging, testing and refactoring.
- Jesse James Garrett

Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.
- Thomas Fuller

A woman should be home with the children,
building that home and making sure there's a secure family atmosphere.
- Mel Gibson

At a certain point, I just put the building and the art impulse together.
I decided that building was a legitimate way to make sculpture.
- Martin Puryear

The higher the building the lower the morals.
- Noel Coward

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century.
It is a city frozen in time.
- Richard Meier

Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form.
We should try to bring in under the same hat not a
splintered way of thinking,
but all in harmony together.
- Alvar Aalto

The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.
- Thomas Kempis

Building one space station for everyone was and is insane:
we should have built a dozen.
- Larry Niven

Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks
in building any successful venture.
- Lydia M. Child

A city building, you experience when you walk;
a suburban building,
you experience when you drive.
- Helmut Jahn

It has become impossible to give up the enterprise
of disarmament without abandoning the whole great adventure
of building up a collective peace system.
- Arthur Henderson

It is not the beauty of a building you should look at;
its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.
- David Allan Coe

I seek a deeper truth, but I don't think I have to
go to a building designated for worship to find it.
- Ted Lange

You know, a lot of people are just interested in,
in building a company so they can make money and get out.
- Arthur Rock

A great building must begin with the unmeasurable,
must go through measurable means when it is being designed
and in the end must be unmeasurable.
- Louis Kahn

The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live
today than any other building that has gone remotely
by the name of architecture in our history.
- Russell Lynes

We could have gone with much bigger labels and more money,
but we wanted to go with a company that is LA based,
all in the same building, and really understands what the artists want.
- Adam Jones

Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that
the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices,
the expanse of glass in individual offices is said
to be a dead giveaway as to rank.
Five windows are excellent, one window not so great.
- Enid Nemy

Alan's publishing company was in the Brill Building,
and of course, the Brill Building was where all the
songwriters hung out because that's where all the publishers were.
- Johnny Rivers

That is where consensus-building begins-with the idea
that you have your own truth,
but that the negotiator on the other side of the table
has his own truth as well.
- Harri Holkeri

Nearly all the things I do that are of any merit at
all start off just being good fun,
and I think I'm sort of building up to doing something else quite soon.
- Brian Eno

If you don't have solid beliefs you cannot build a stable life.
Beliefs are like the foundation of a building,
and they are the foundation to build your life upon.
- Alfred A. Montapert

I am about to get involved with the biggest cancer hospital in Norway.
They are building a fitness center to work with patients.
I will be a consultant.
- Grete Waitz

I've never looked at a suburban building as being a
minor building and an urban building as being a major building.
- Helmut Jahn

Enthusiasm is not the same as just being excited.
One gets excited about going on a roller coaster.
One becomes enthusiastic about creating and building a roller coaster.
- Bo Bennett

Men of sense often learn from their enemies.
It is from their foes, not their friends,
that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war.
- Aristophanes

Ideas are the building blocks of ideas.
- Jason Zebehazy

Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance;
beautiful in its way,
but incapable of growth.
- Harold MacMillan

When we did the pilot, I sort of pictured this guy
pirating a signal and then this story unfolding of
him building this satellite and these robots and watching these bad movies.
- Joel Hodgson

I hate the idea of getting in a building that someone
else has designed and having to do something to it
yourself to sort of dress it up -
it's like using presets in your tracks.
- Sean Booth

What you make up in your heads sticks if it's good,
falls out if it's bad.
If we still remember something a day after we made it up,
it might be worth building on.
- Benny Anderson

Manufacturers employ more than 14 million Americans
doing what Americans do best,
making things, building things, transforming raw materials into finished products.
- John Engler

We laid the track on a smooth stretch of ground about
one hundred feet north of the new building.
- Orville Wright

The Europe we are in the process of building is the
Europe of the 21st century;
it's not the Europe of the 20th century.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

My earnest hope is that what we started in terms of
building partnerships with communities across America will continue,
that we will continue our efforts to reduce crime and violence.
- Janet Reno

Confidence-building is not something that can go on forever.
If it goes on forever then it becomes counterproductive.
- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

I'd like to play Ian Paisley, actually.
I'd need building up, though he's very frail now.
- Liam Neeson

We began building this incredible new foundation in this restaurant,
and that's what began giving me the left-hand side
of tradition and the right-hand side,
my new palate.
- Emeril Lagasse

In fact, the socialization gives us the tools to fill our evolutionary roles.
They are our building blocks.
- Warren Farrell

Money should not, and must not, change our commitment
to solving problems and building this state.
- Dave Freudenthal

In the theater, you go from point A to point Z,
building your performance as the evening progresses.
You have to relinquish that control on a film.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

Some people may get in to the building without the
proper passes and things,
but I think that's the price you pay for being an open
place for people to come.
- Margo MacDonald

For the first time in history all the major countries
in the world are pushing together to reach this goal...
building something in space that is really for all humankind.
- Umberto Guidoni

Britain should be the world's number one center for
genetic and stem cell research,
building on our world leading regulatory regime in the area.
- Gordon Brown

I smuggled the camera, it was no problem to smuggle the camera there.
And I took 60 photos, two films, during the time when
there was no one in the control room,
in the building.
- Mordechai Vanunu

There's no such thing as the United Nations.
If the U.N.
secretary building in New York lost 10 stories,
it wouldn't make a bit of difference.
- John Bolton

Then I moved down to the Bowery to this building where Debbie Harry lived.
It was there that I started combining some clothes
for her and continued doing the art and photography.
- Stephen Sprouse

Mr. Speaker, we have reached a point in history where
some have forgotten that it is the family,
not the government, that is the fundamental building block of our society.
- Jim Ryun

My vocation is more in composition really than anything else -
building up harmonies using the guitar,
orchestrating the guitar like an army,
a guitar army.
- Jimmy Page


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