A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.
All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
As a woman, I'm expected to want everything to be nice and to be nice myself. A very English thing. I don't design nice buildings - I don't like them. I like architecture to have some raw, vital, earthy quality.
Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
Half of architecture students are women, and you see respected, established female architects all the time.
I call architecture frozen music.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I don't really get into architecture in the hotel room. But maybe a little Feng Shui here and there.
I don't think that architecture is only about shelter, is only about a very simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think.
I really love Miami, but I don't think the architecture matches the city. It's a bit too commercial.
I think about architecture all the time. That's the problem. But I've always been like that. I dream it sometimes.
I was planning to go into architecture. But when I arrived, architecture was filled up. Acting was right next to it, so I signed up for acting instead.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I'm drawn to furniture design as complete architecture on a minor scale.
I've never owned an Apple product. I like the fact that PCs are open architecture and not locked down like Apple products. I feel that Macs are also unjustifiably overpriced.
If architecture is frozen music then music must be liquid architecture.
It is not with architecture that one can disseminate any political ideology.
It seems a fantastic paradox, but it is nevertheless a most important truth, that no architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect.
No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.
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
Of course I believe imaginative architecture can make a difference to people's lives, but I wish it was possible to divert some of the effort we put into ambitious museums and galleries into the basic architectural building blocks of society.
On inspection, Gaudi's architecture isn't whimsical at all.
P. J. O'Rourke
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