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Michael Graves Quotes and Sayings

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If I have a style, I am not aware of it.
- Michael Graves

Related topics: Architecture

In any architecture, there is an equity between the
pragmatic function and the symbolic function.
- Michael Graves

I have no requirements for a style of architecture.
- Michael Graves

I don't believe in morality in architecture.
- Michael Graves

 

It was always my goal to 'up the ante' on good design
and rye devoted much of my career to this.
- Michael Graves

In designing hardware to be used every day,
it was important to keep both the human aspects and the machine in mind.
What looks good also often feels good.
- Michael Graves

I see architecture not as Gropius did,
as a moral venture, as truth, but as invention,
in the same way that poetry or music or painting is invention.
- Michael Graves

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I don't care what people call me, labels have the negative
value of making smaller boundaries for people.
- Michael Graves

The dialogue of architecture has been centered too
long around the idea of truth.
- Michael Graves

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

Don't get me wrong, I think bikes are terrific.
I own several of my own, including a trendy mountain style,
and ride them for pleasure and light exercise.
- Brock Yates

An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug,
thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts,
in speech or on paper, some style.
- Alan K. Simpson

Style used to be an interaction between the human soul
and tools that were limiting.
In the digital era, it will have to come from the soul alone.
- Jaron Lanier

If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style.
- Quentin Crisp

My life style in a sense is kind of private.
- Marc Newson

They look for the top note to end every song.
They don't know what they are singing about.
There is no style.
- Frankie Avalon

Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.
- Sam Brown

The whole point in developing your own style is to find your own voice.
- Dave Holland

Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say,
and not giving a damn.
- Gore Vidal

I'm very out of style...
or I should say I have my own style.
- Alexandra Paul

This amateurism however, can sometimes be helpful in forging a style;
you have to work around your weaknesses.
- Bill Bruford

In the final analysis, style is art.
And art is nothing more or less than various modes of stylized,
dehumanized representation.
- Susan Sontag

The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed.
Right at the top, if you make enough of them,
it's considered to be your style.
- Fred Astaire

For me, music and life are all about style.
- Miles Davis

In character, in manner, in style, in all things,
the supreme excellence is simplicity.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A feel-good style can be a symptom of unawareness or lack of caring.
- Fernando Flores

Style is the dress of thought; a modest dress,
Neat, but not gaudy, will true critics please.
- Samuel Wesley

I'm sorry if the following sounds combative and excessively personal,
but that's my general style.
- Ian Jackson

It ain't about if he knocks a guy out.
It's about how he knocks a guy out.
It's the style, the improvisation.
- Don King

In order to do a musical now, a style must be developed
that works for today's audience.
- Randal Kleiser

When we want to have our own style of living,
it is nobody's business but ours.
What we do in private is our private business.
- Eartha Kitt

So many cartoonists draw the same year after year.
When they find a style, they stick with it.
They don't mess with innovation, and they become boring.
- Pat Oliphant

The thing is, we've changed our style but we've never
changed the actual roots of what we've done.
- John Oates

It would be easier to say, what was the difference
in style from many years ago.
Many years ago, the old violinists, they also had a good technique,
they were not tonally as good.
- Ruggiero Ricci

Eclecticism is the word.
Like a jazz musician who creates his own style out
of the styles around him,
I play by ear.
- Ralph Ellison

Only great minds can afford a simple style.
- Stendhal

It would be great to make a movie that had the style of a great '30's film.
- Laura Dern

It is a process of finding the right music then planning
a costume to fit that style of music.
- Nancy Kerrigan

It's hard to say this about a guy like Eddie Van Halen,
one of the greatest guitar players who ever lived,
but he's really limited to a style and they're locked into it.
- Sammy Hagar

I haven't stuck to any formula.
Most great writers stick to the same style,
but I wanted to be more various.
- Irwin Shaw

No change in musical style will survive unless it is
accompanied by a change in clothing style.
Rock is to dress up to.
- Frank Zappa

Simplicity in character, in manners,
in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Forget about style; worry about results.
- Bobby Orr

My style is a very universal sound, which is very close to where I grew up.
- Jon Secada

All my stories are webs of style and none seems at
first blush to contain much kinetic matter.
For me style is matter.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality.
- Shawn Ashmore

I like to think that if I were gay I would be out.
Rupert Everett-style.
- Ben Affleck

I guess my style is a cross between David Bowie and Clint Eastwood.
- Dylan McDermott

Fashions fade, style is eternal.
- Yves Saint Laurent

Today's smartest advertising style is tomorrow's corn.
- William Bernbach

You don't learn style from watching people on a runway.
Fashion happens every morning when you wake up.
- Shalom Harlow

David Bowie and Boy George created a safely contained
theatrical expression of gay style.
- Lance Loud

Every violinist has a different style,
so it's important to be able to recognise their styles.
You don't have to like everyone's style but you have to know these styles.
- Ruggiero Ricci

Once you've done one style, you leave it for a while.
- Fiona Shaw

What I think of as style - and I've gotten to this
over years of really thinking about it -
is that style is the unconscious choices I make.
- John Corigliano

I always try to preserve my cinematographic style,
even while I work in the US.
I wish to always be European.
- Lasse Hallstrom

Style is the hallmark of a temperament stamped upon the material at hand.
- Andre Maurois

I mean, Tool has a style, but we try to make all our
songs sound different from each other.
- Adam Jones

I honestly can't characterize my style in words.
It seems that whatever comes to me naturally,
I play.
- Coleman Hawkins

People ask me where I got my singing style.
I didn't copy my style from anybody.
- Elvis Presley

Nothing was a style first.
Everything started as an idea.
A guy did something with an idea.
Someone copied him.
Some copied all of them and it became trendy and then it became a style.
- Bill Laswell

I mean, I would hope that I have a style or personality
that is evident wherever I go.
- Trevor Dunn

"Camp" is a vision of the world in terms of style -
but a particular style.
It is the love of the exaggerated.
- Susan Sontag

It's possible to become so comfortable with one's style
and structure that one ceases to grow.
- Lynn Abbey

It's not my job to try and alter the director's style -
he's in charge,
and I'll always give him my trust.
- Ewan McGregor

Instead of the international police action we had hoped
for during the war in Kosovo,
there are wars again - conducted with state-of-the-art technology,
but still in the old style.
- Jurgen Habermas

But once you have some success in one style,
the business wants to lock you in that vein forever.
- Richard Marx

Because there is actually something very interesting in Goodfellas,
how the style of the film changes as time goes by and
based on the mental state of the protagonist.
- Alex Cox

The storytelling gift is innate: one has it or one doesn't.
But style is at least partly a learned thing:
one refines it by looking and listening and reading and practice -
by work.
- Donna Tartt

Every top player has his own style, just as every painter
has his own personal signature.
- Vladimir Kramnik

No, there's not much competition between puppeteers
in general because everybody's working their own style.
- Jim Henson


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