There are, of course, thousands of quotes that are inspirational but you might be surprised how many of those are incredibly wordy…
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
Together let us desire, conceive, and create the new structure of the future, which will embrace architecture and sculpture and painting in one unity and which will one day rise toward Heaven from the hands of a million workers like the crystal symbol of a new faith.
— Walter Gropius
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
There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart.
— Kenzo Tange
The secret to the movie business, or any business, is to get a good education in a subject besides film – whether it’s history, psychology, economics, or architecture – so you have something to make a movie about. All the skill in the world isn’t going to help you unless you have something to say.
— George Lucas
Liquid architecture. It’s like jazz – you improvise, you work together, you play off each other, you make something, they make something. And I think it’s a way of – for me, it’s a way of trying to understand the city, and what might happen in the city.
— Frank Gehry