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Architects Quotes

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We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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Designed by architects with honorable intentions but hands of palsy.
- Jimmy Breslin

All architects want to live beyond their deaths.
- Philip Johnson

Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.
- Rem Koolhaas

 

The difference between me and the newer artists is
that I have the history with the architects,
the masters that started the music.
I know where the music came from.
- Ricky Skaggs

A White House dinner is the American family assembled,
from labor leaders to billionaires, actors,
architects, academicians and athletes.
- Hugh Sidey

Women are the real architects of society.
- Cher

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I hesitated, too, because for better or worse,
I have been one of the principal architects of New
Labour and I have worked closely with Tony Blair and
the team for nearly 20 years.
- Peter Mandelson

I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission...
(to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of
architecture and urban planning.
- Kenzo Tange

Artists to my mind are the real architects of change,
and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.
- William S. Burroughs

I did a comparison of a school of architects known as the New York Five.
I compared their articulation of wall surfaces,
which I enjoyed very much.
- Parker Stevenson

The Renaissance is studded by the names of the artists and architects,
with their creations recorded as great historical events.
- Arthur Erickson

I feel most strongly about Jerusalem,
because architects ultimately have to address that city.
- Ben Nicholson

Architects in the past have tended to concentrate their
attention on the building as a static object.
I believe dynamics are more important:
the dynamics of people,
their interaction with spaces and environmental condition.
- John Portman

My passion and great enjoyment for architecture,
and the reason the older I get the more I enjoy it,
is because I believe we - architects -
can effect the quality of life of the people.
- Richard Rogers

There will never be great architects or great architecture without great patrons.
- Edwin Lutyens

In Europe, architects consider themselves artists.
They think they're special when they win a competition.
- Helmut Jahn

Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects,
before the days of builders.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Sympathetic cracks.
A term frequently used by architects and surveyors
in terms of ageing houses.
I know what they mean.
- Ted Dexter

Architects of grandeur are often the master builders of disillusionment.
- Bryant H. McGill

Let architects sing of aesthetics that bring Rich clients
in hordes to their knees;
Just give me a home,
in a great circle dome Where stresses and strains are at ease.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Architects today tend to depreciate themselves,
to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary
citizens without the power to reform the future.
- Kenzo Tange

The only legitimate artists in England are the architects.
- Benjamin Haydon

Most architects say: I want to use this type of glass,
even if it's too reflective or doesn't let enough light in.
However, the use of a certain type of glass might change the comfort level.
- Helmut Jahn

May I say, finally, that I have no illusions of grandeur;
quite to the contrary,
I am very humble in my knowledge that through forty
years of my life my life has been an open book of service
to my fellow architects and for the public good.
- Ralph Thomas Walker

Architects are pretty much high-class whores.
We can turn down projects the way they can turn down some clients,
but we've both got to say yes to someone if we want to stay in business.
- Philip Johnson

There's this very vulnerable planet of ours with finite resources.
Architects and designers have, I think,
a fair responsibility for conserving energy and materials,
and making things durable.
- Robin Day

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

The magic was in the Marshall Plan itself.
It provided an opportunity for appealing and constructive work.
In a sense, the mission chiefs were given the opportunity
to help act as architects for the new Europe that was envisioned.
- Paul Hoffman

I personally felt that his ad hominen attacks on British
architects were not the sort of thing a Prince of Wales should be doing because,
apart from anything else, they put various people out of business.
- Anthony Holden

The Washingtonian said it shouldn't be built.
The gallery's East Building is now considered a triumph,
and members of the American Association of Architects
have voted it one of the best buildings of all time.
- J. Carter Brown

Color is a very critical thing.
I've found that architects don't like colors.
Engineers too.
And so somebody has to stand in.
Because this is the finish of it.
It is the emotional part of a structure.
I had great satisfaction in doing that.
- John Hench

I'm often called an old-fashioned modernist.
But the modernists had the absurd idea that architecture could heal the world.
That's impossible.
And today nobody expects architects to have these grand visions any more.
- Thom Mayne

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
- Harold Wilson

The physician can bury his mistakes,
but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines -
so they should go as far as possible from home
to build their first buildings.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

A doctor can bury his mistakes
but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Gratitude is an attitude that
hooks us up to our source of supply.
And the more grateful you are,
the closer you become to your maker,
to the architect of the universe,
to the spiritual core of your being.
- Bob Proctor

An architect's most useful tools are
an eraser at the drafting board,
and a wrecking bar at the site.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Nothing requires the architect's care more than the
due proportions of buildings.
- Marcus V. Pollio

Architecture arouses sentiments in man.
The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.
- Adolf Loos

I have designed the most buildings of any living American architect.
- Alexander Jackson Davis

He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
- Harold Wilson

A great architect is not made by way of a brain
nearly so much as he is made by way
of a cultivated, enriched heart.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

If architecture had nothing to do with art,
it would be astonishingly easy to build houses,
but the architect's task - his most difficult task -
is always that of selecting.
- Arne Jacobsen

Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
- Sallust

Can't nothing make your life work if you ain't the architect.
- Terry McMillan

I almost rented a house by an architect named Schindler,
but I couldn't afford it.
It was a jewel.
- Parker Stevenson

I could have been an architect, but I don't think I'd have been very happy.
Nearly all modern architecture is a silly game as far as I can see.
- Roger Waters

It is essential to an architect to know how to see:
I mean to see in such a way that the vision is not
overpowered by rational analysis.
- Luis Barragan

That is the way a great master carpenter feels,
or an architect or composer or anyone who creates anything -
people want to be appreciated for what they have done.
- David Amram

The great problem of the concert hall is that the shoebox
is the ideal shape for acoustics but that no architect
worth their names wants to build a shoebox.
- Rem Koolhaas

My father, Robert Ernst, was teaching as an architect
at the technical high school of our city.
- Richard Ernst

In those countries with centuries of a craft tradition
behind their building methods,
techniques are tightly coordinated under the direction of the architect.
- Arthur Erickson

Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take.
You are the architect and builder of your own life,
fortune, destiny.
- Alfred A. Montapert

I have an expensive hobby: buying homes,
redoing them, tearing them down and building them up
the way they want to be built.
I want to be an architect.
- Sandra Bullock

From the intrinsic evidence of his creation,
the Great Architect of the Universe now begins to appear as a pure mathematician.
- James Jeans

My dad's an architect and my mom owned a French bakery for twelve years.
- Alison Lohman

Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet.
He must be a great original interpreter
of his time, his day, his age.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect.
If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder.
- John Ruskin

An architect should live as little in cities as a painter.
Send him to our hills, and let him study there what
nature understands by a buttress,
and what by a dome.
- John Ruskin

The architect must be a prophet...
a prophet in the true sense of the term...
if he can't see at least ten years ahead don't call him an architect.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

There's only one Sabbath guitarist and he is the architect for everything,
Tony Iommi.
- Zakk Wylde

The architecture profession has lost a lot of its integrity,
especially in the USA.
The general architect here has no scruples,
no ambitions.
- Helmut Jahn

Architect.
One who drafts a plan of your house,
and plans a draft of your money.
- Ambrose Bierce

No architect troubled to design houses that suited
people who were to live in them,
because that would have meant building a whole range of different houses.
It was far cheaper and, above all, timesaving to make them identical.
- Michael Ende

The dialogue between client and architect is about
as intimate as any conversation you can have,
because when you're talking about building a house,
you're talking about dreams.
- Robert A. M. Stern

God the Father, the supreme Architect,
had already built this cosmic home we behold,
the most sacred temple of His godhead,
by the laws of His mysterious wisdom.
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic,
a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these,
he may venture to call himself an architect.
- Walter Scott

The architect should strive continually to simplify;
the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered
that comfort and utility may go hand in hand with beauty.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

So if you're a customer today, the same person who
came in to demonstrate the technology for you and helped
you architect the solution before you bought it is
likely going to be leading the team to help you do the implementation.
- Sanjay Kumar


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