Quotation Explorer - 'Architecture'

Talent finds its models, methods, and ends in society, exists for exhibition, and goes to the soul only for power to work. Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture from within. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
We need houses as we need clothes, architecture stimulates fashion. It’s like hunger and thirst you need them both. - Karl Lagerfeld
architecture is a way of life - Barwa
Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself. - Samuel Butler
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. - Thelonious Monk
Such was a poet and shall be and is-who'll solve the depths of horror to defend a sunbeam's architecture with his life: and carve immortal jungles of despair to hold a mountain's heartbeat in his hand. - E.E. Cummings
There is at the back of every artist's mind, a pattern or type of Architecture.
I call architecture frozen music.
Modern architecture predominately specializes in designing what are essentially dimly lit caves. - Steven Magee
There were so many things a tree could do: add color, provide shade, drop fruit, or become a children's playground, a whole sky universe to climb and hang from; an architecture of food and pleasure, that was a tree. - Ray Bradbury
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall. - Frank Lloyd Wright
Islam appears to me like a perfect work of architecture. All its parts are harmoniously conceived to complement and support each other; nothing is superfluous and nothing lacking; and the result is a structure of absolute balance and solid composure. - Muhammad Asad
There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds. - G.K. Chesterton
Literature is painting, architecture, and music. - Yevgeny Zamyatin
Paris has history, it has art, it has wonderful architecture, it has literature, but much more important than all these, it has freedom! If a city cannot offer freedom to its dwellers, all its other beauties will be meaningless! - Mehmet Murat ildan
We were still young enough to remember the cubist architecture of the piles of corpses we had seen during the war. - George Konrád
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it's really a stupid thing to want to do. - Elvis Costello
Within a week I walked the streets of Tel-Aviv, I wandered around Budapest and found myself admiring the Architecture of Paris. That's the power of great literature. - Byron Ortiz
There were so many things a tree could do: add color, provide shade, drop fruit or become a children's playground, a whole sky universe to climb and hang from; an architecture of food and pleasure, that was a tree. - Ray Bradbury
Architecture is the art of how to waste space. - Philip Johnson
The externalization of memory [via the use of external symbolic storage systems] has altered the actual memory architecture within which humans think, which is changing the role of biological memory, the way in which the human brain deploys its resources, and the form of modern culture. - Merlin Donald
Architecture is the very mirror of life. You only have to cast your eyes on buildings to feel the presence of the past, the spirit of a place; they are the reflection of society. - I. M. Pei
Let your projects be independent organisms. They will develop their own beautiful architecture. - Rossana Condoleo
I believe that architecture is a pragmatic art. To become art it must be built on a foundation of necessity. - I. M. Pei
Architecture is one part science, one part craft and two parts art. - David Rutten
Prose is architecture and the Baroque age is over. - Ernest Hemingway
Books are lasting longer than (built) architecture. Most of my important projects may never be built, so buildings are important, artifacts are important, but so are books - Peter Eisenmann
Contemporary architects tend to impose modernity on something. There is a certain concern for history but it’s not very deep. I understand that time has changed, we have evolved. But I don’t want to forget the beginning. A lasting architecture has to have roots. - I. M. Pei
It is hard not to see into the future, faced with today's blind architecture - a thousand times more stupid and more revolting than that of other ages. How bored we shall be inside! - André Breton
Click any word or name in a quote to explore, or search for more. [JSON] [SOURCE]