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Tadao Ando Quotes and Sayings

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I believe that the way people live can be directed
a little by architecture.
- Tadao Ando

Related topics: Architecture

You can't really say what is beautiful about a place,
but the image of the place will remain vividly with you.
- Tadao Ando

My hand is the extension of the thinking process -
the creative process.
- Tadao Ando

If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what
can be achieved from that nothingness.
- Tadao Ando

 

People tend not to use this word beauty because it's not intellectual -
but there has to be an overlap between beauty and intellect.
- Tadao Ando

But now, more and more, its society is concerned with economy and finance.
- Tadao Ando

There is a role and function for beauty in our time.
- Tadao Ando

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You always want to try to make something new,
and, of course, America is the world leader in economics today.
- Tadao Ando

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

When I draw something, the brain and the hands work together.
- Tadao Ando

The speed of change makes you wonder what will become of architecture.
- Tadao Ando

Without this spirit, Modernist architecture cannot fully exist.
Since there is often a mismatch between the logic and the spirit of Modernism,
I use architecture to reconcile the two.
- Tadao Ando

But in Japan, there's nothing like that,
since the temple is made of wood.
The divine spirit inside the building is eternal,
so the enclosure doesn't have to be.
- Tadao Ando

The computer offers another kind of creativity.
You cannot ignore the creativity that computer technology can bring.
But you need to be able to move between those two different worlds.
- Tadao Ando

I would like my architecture to inspire people to use their own resources,
to move into the future.
- Tadao Ando

At the same time, I would add that the American people have a lot of courage.
- Tadao Ando

The level of detail and craft is something that's inscribed
within the original design concept.
And so when I begin to draw, I know what kind of detailing
I want the building to have.
- Tadao Ando

I hope America can also be the cultural leader of the world,
and use this frontier spirit to lead and show others
that we need courage to go places where we have not gone before.
- Tadao Ando

Japanese traditional architecture is created based on these conditions.
This is the reason you have a very high degree of connection
between the outside and inside in architecture.
- Tadao Ando

I hope that America as a whole, and especially its architects,
will become more seriously involved in producing a
new architectural culture that would bring the nation to the apex -
where it has stood before -
and lead the world.
- Tadao Ando

When you look at Japanese traditional architecture,
you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature.
You can actually live in a harmonious,
close contact with nature - this very unique to Japan.
- Tadao Ando

You cannot simply put something new into a place.
You have to absorb what you see around you,
what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge
along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see.
- Tadao Ando

In the West there has always been the attempt to try
make the religious building,
whether it's a Medieval or Renaissance church,
an eternal object for the celebration of God.
The material chosen, such as stone, brick,
or concrete, is meant to eternally preserve what is inside.
- Tadao Ando

I don't look so closely at women's fashion,
but from the 20th century on, people have had the freedom
to express themselves and their individualities,
and fashion is one of the most fundamental ways in which they do this,
men and women are equally able to express themselves.
- Tadao Ando

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 PHOTO

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt PHOTO

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford PHOTO

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 PHOTO

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Believe you can - and then make it happen.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe in yourself,
in your vision for your future
and in your ability to take a small step
each day toward achieving your vision.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Your life becomes what you believe.
- Jewel

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Believe in yourself, and trust your own wisdom
rather than being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

Believe that life is worth living,
and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

If you believe that a task will be difficult, it will be -
and you will have suffered with worry beforehand.
Approach life with joy and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't believe me,
don't believe yourself,
and don't believe anyone else.
- don Miguel Ruiz

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe,
it can achieve.
- Napoleon Hill

If I am capable of grasping God objectively,
I do not believe, but precisely because
I cannot do this I must believe.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Believe those who are seeking the truth.
Doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can, when you believe you can.
- Anonymous

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't believe that imagining is enough.
- Bono

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones;
to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

Believe in yourself. Dream big dreams.
Set important goals. Take action on those goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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