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Buildings Quotes

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Consciously adopt the mindset of a young child,
to whom all of life is a grand adventure.
Life is your playground.
Fashion grand castles and sweeping boulevards,
defeat fire-breathing dragons,
leap tall buildings in a single bound.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare.
In every case they are unique, poetic,
products of the heart.
- Arthur Erickson

They claim this mother of ours, the Earth,
for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her,
and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.
- Sitting Bull

 

In Los Angeles, by the time you're 35,
you're older than most of the buildings.
- Delia Ephron

My buildings don't speak in words but by means of their own spaciousness.
- Thom Mayne

One does not need buildings, money, power,
or status to practice the Art of Peace.
Heaven is right where you are standing,
and that is the place to train.
- Morihei Ueshiba

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Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.
- Julia Morgan

I think there is a new awareness in this 21st century
that design is as important to where and how we live as it is for museums,
concert halls and civic buildings.
- Daniel Libeskind

We build buildings which are terribly restless.
And buildings don't go anywhere.
They shouldn't be restless.
- Minoru Yamasaki

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

My buildings will be my legacy...
they will speak for me long after I'm gone.
- Julia Morgan

Buildings should serve people, not the other way around.
- John Portman

Good buildings come from good people,
ad all problems are solved by good design.
- Stephen Gardiner

I hate vacations.
If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?
- Philip Johnson

We require from buildings two kinds of goodness:
first,
the doing their practical duty well:
then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.
- John Ruskin

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

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
- Winston Churchill

Theatre is about people, not buildings.
Incalculable damage has been done to the expert talent a company needs -
from wardrobe to lighting technicians.
- Edward Hall

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

In every area of the world where there is earthquake risk,
there are still many buildings of this type;
it is very frustrating to try to get rid of them.
- Charles Francis Richter

Downtown Detroit has more vacant buildings over 10
storeys than any city in the world.
- Meg White

On the wagon sped, and I, as well as my comrades,
gave a despairing farewell glance at freedom as we
came in sight of the long stone buildings.
- Nellie Bly

In 1945, there were more people killed,
more buildings destroyed, more high explosives set off,
more fires burning than before or since.
- Stephen Ambrose

I don't mind being a symbol but I don't want to become a monument.
There are monuments all over the Parliament Buildings
and I've seen what the pigeons do to them.
- Tommy Douglas

I've always thought Blues Point Tower is one of my
best buildings and I stand by that.
- Harry Seidler

You can't create a monster, then whine when it stomps on a few buildings.
- Yeardley Smith

My mother and I took over abandoned buildings to sleep in.
- Mark Webber

There are plenty of ruined buildings in the world but no ruined stones.
- Hugh MacDiarmid

A cricket ground is a flat piece of earth with some buildings around it.
- Richie Benaud

Buildings designed with careful attention to aesthetics
arouse and enlighten their occupants and that promotes their good health.
- Robert Evans

Below us the Thames grew lighter, and all around below were the shadows -
the dark shadows of buildings and bridges that formed
the base of this dreadful masterpiece.
- Ernie Pyle

I can hear you, the rest of the world can hear you
and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.
- George W. Bush

We will emerge stronger as a diverse community;
the area will be rebuilt with life around the clock,
new buildings, restaurants, places of entertainment.
- George Pataki

Of course I'm respectable.
I'm old.
Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable
if they last long enough.
- Robert Towne

Chinese buildings are like American buildings,
with big footprints.
People don't care about daylight or fresh air.
- Helmut Jahn

No wonder the film industry started in the desert in California where,
like all desert dwellers, they dream their buildings,
rather than design them.
- Arthur Erickson

Buildings designed exclusively on scientific principles
will depress their occupants and constrain their creativity.
- Robert Evans

You have to give this much to the Luftwaffe:
when it knocked down our buildings it did not replace
them with anything more offensive than rubble.
We did that.
- Prince Charles

I think people need housing.
And there's empty buildings, I think people should live in there.
If you want to call them squatters, trespassers,
hey, I call Wall Street thieves!
- Al Lewis

We want our buildings to work like a machine that will
create a pleasurable environment.
- Helmut Jahn

I have a book of buildings from 25,000 BC.
These are huts built out of mammoth bones.
These buildings were beautifully made,
from the bones of the body into shelter.
- Ben Nicholson

Organic buildings are the strength
and lightness of the spiders' spinning,
buildings qualified by light,
bred by native character to environment,
married to the ground.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The more sophisticated we get, the more advanced our
buildings and vehicles become,
the more vulnerable we are.
- Stephen Ambrose

I don't see that any buildings should be excluded from the term architecture,
as long as they are done properly.
- Arne Jacobsen

Japan's humid and warm summer climate,
as well as frequent earthquakes resulted in lightweight
timber buildings raised off the ground that are resistant to earth tremors.
- Harry Seidler

It's a weird city because the uglier the weather,
the more beautiful the city.
And the uglier the buildings, the more coherent the city.
- Rem Koolhaas

There is much more to schools than buildings.
There are academic activities, how it reaches the community
and its proximity to other programs.
- John Warner

I have been criticized rather strenuously by painters
and sculptors for not incorporating their work in our buildings.
- Minoru Yamasaki

In cities like Athens, poor houses lined narrow and
tortuous streets in spite of luxurious public buildings.
- Stephen Gardiner

All these buildings are like mountains I would like to climb,
but I am forbidden.
- Alain Robert

St.
Paul's arose like some huge mountain above the enormous
mass of smaller buildings.
- Karl Philipp Moritz

The proportions, too, in which the capital that is to support labour,
and the capital that is invested in tools,
machinery and buildings, may be variously combined.
- David Ricardo

Melbourne is wonderfully altered since I last saw it.
There are some very fair buildings in it now,
and things are a little cheaper than they used to be.
- William John Wills

One or two of the trips were a bit scary.
Soldiers had me at gun point on one trip,
locked me in my van all night and escorted me in and
out of buildings when I wanted to wash.
- Joey Dunlop

I did not find Liverpool ugly.
Her stately public buildings, broad streets,
public squares, and noble statues redeem her from the charge.
- M. E. W. Sherwood

Krishna children were taught that in the spiritual
world there were no parents,
only souls and hence this justified their being kept out of view from others,
cloistered in separate buildings and sheltered from the evil material world.
- Mary Garden

The box got bigger, the outside, the buildings.
And all that we were doing.
I had to raise about $1 million every two days just to stay alive.
- Jim Bakker

The job of buildings is to improve human relations:
architecture must ease them,
not make them worse.
- Ralph Erskine

For decades engineers have stood accused that their
buildings do not have any cultural value.
We have attempted to liberate engineering of this accusation.
- Fritz Todt

I get bored with establishing shots of people getting
out of cars and walking into buildings,
getting into elevators and then 45 seconds later they have a line.
- Dick Wolf

And exciting buildings are fine periodically.
- Minoru Yamasaki

The past is still visible.
The buildings haven't changed, the layout of the streets hasn't changed.
So memory is very available to me as I walk around.
- Jonathan Lethem

I should just drive around this city and take photos
of all the buildings I've been humiliated in.
- Moon Unit Zappa

We can appreciate but not really understand the medieval town.
We cannot comprehend its compactness,
the contiguity of all its buildings as a single uninterrupted whole.
- Arthur Erickson

Why, I just shake the buildings out of my sleeves.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Student journeys which were important to me were Sicily,
Greece, and Egypt, where I really saw these buildings,
and that is where you're able to grasp what things mean.
- Ben Nicholson

Credit card companies pay college students generously
to stand outside dining halls,
dorms, and academic buildings and encourage their fellow
students to apply for credits cards.
- Louise Slaughter

Don't say "the White House wants." Buildings can't want.
- Donald Rumsfeld

In this tour around the world I was not interested
in contemporary buildings because I had seen contemporary
buildings actually until they came out of my ears in a sense.
- Minoru Yamasaki


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