Architect Quotes

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George R.R. Martin
“I think there are two types of writers, the architects and the gardeners. The architects plan everything ahead of time, like an architect building a house. They know how many rooms are going to be in the house, what kind of roof they're going to have, where the wires are going to run, what kind of plumbing there's going to be. They have the whole thing designed and blueprinted out before they even nail the first board up. The gardeners dig a hole, drop in a seed and water it. They kind of know what seed it is, they know if planted a fantasy seed or mystery seed or whatever. But as the plant comes up and they water it, they don't know how many branches it's going to have, they find out as it grows. And I'm much more a gardener than an architect.”
George R.R. Martin

Vera Nazarian
“Frost grows on the window glass, forming whorl patterns of lovely translucent geometry.

Breathe on the glass, and you give frost more ammunition.

Now it can build castles and cities and whole ice continents with your breath’s vapor.

In a few blinks you can almost see the winter fairies moving in . . .

But first, you hear the crackle of their wings.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Vitruvius
“The ideal architect should be a man of letters, a skillful draftsman, a mathematician, familiar with historical studies, a diligent student of philosophy, acquainted with music, not ignorant of medicine, learned in the responses of jurisconsults, familiar with astronomy and astronomical calculations.”
Vitruvius

Debasish Mridha
“You are the architect of your own future, so design your future with uncompromising sincerity.”
Debasish Mridha

“Si monumentum requiris circumspice

(If you seek his monument, look around.)

[Epitaph on Wren's tomb in St. Paul's Cathedral]”
Christopher Wren

“Stop worrying about missed opportunities and start looking for new ones.”
I.M. Pei

“Great artists need great clients.”
I.M. Pei

Amit Kalantri
“Cowards say it can't be done, critics say it shouldn't have been done, creator say well done.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Nikhil Sharda
“If you must then hire for passion first, experience second and credentials third. Then train those hired for directed passion, dropping the excess baggage and the whole process of unlearning. An entrepreneur is much like an architect shapping human resources into a well crafted power house.”
Nikhil Sharda

“The fools are always the architect of their fall and trouble.”
Bamigboye Olurotimi

Criss Jami
“You say that you trust no one, but I don't believe you. You trust constantly - even when you don't realize it. At the intersection, you trust that the other drivers will stop when their traffic lights are red; you trust the architects and builders when you walk into a building, the engineers when hopping onto a roller coaster, the cook when you're eating the meal prepared for you. To some extent you trust countless strangers on a daily basis. Just as you would have an extremely tough time surviving in this world with a full trust in all people, you would have an extremely tough time surviving in this world without any trust for any people.”
Criss Jami, Healology

“I am the instigator of my adversities but at the same time I am the architect of my success.”
Karon Waddell

“I want to bring out the best in a community and contribute something of permanent value.”
I.M. Pei

“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

Aristophanes
“If it is necessary for us to do anything [in view of peace], direct us and architect.

πρὸς τάδ’ ἡμῖν, εἴ τι χρὴ δρᾶν, φράζε κἀρχιτεκτόνει.”
Aristophanes, Peace

“On the street below, the weather is calm. But up here, high winds threaten to topple the workers. A sudden gust can knock them from their footing with its sheer force or send a fatal vibration through the beams on which they stand. And yet the men joke, laugh, stroll across the foot-wide beams as though they are on solid ground. To the people on the sidewalk, tiny as ants below, the skywalkers appear entirely unafraid. A hundred years ago, their grandfathers and great-grandfathers built the skyscrapers and bridges that surround them.”
David Weitzman

Kevin  Harris
“With an architect as your guide, you can
responsibly stop worrying about what spaces
someone else might want in a house and focus only on those things your house should include.”
Kevin Harris, The Forever Home: How to work with an architect to design the home of your dreams

“Let's do it right. This is for the ages.”
I.M. Pei

“Be the best, not necessarily the original.”
I.M. Pei

“The stability of the structure is directly related to the security of the foundation”
Blake Higginbotham

Alain de Botton
“Jarenlang kwam ik bij het boodschappen doen langs een huis dat weliswaar een van de lelijkste gebouwen was dat ik ooit heb gezien, maar me ook meer over architectuur heeft geleerd dan menig meesterwerk.”
Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness

“Eh, the minute I saw the spandrel on the entry way I figured a pansy lived here.”
Jim Dyar, The Zeus Gambit

Vitruvius
“I think that men have no right to profess themselves architects hastily, without having climbed from the steps of these studies and thus, nursed by knowledge of many arts and sciences, having reached the heights of the holy ground of architecture.”
Vitruvius, The Ten Books on Architecture

“Onko arkkitehtia, joka kieltäytyisi kokonaisen kaupungin rakentamisesta, vaikka se nousisikin näin pimeään, kylmään ja syrjäiseen paikkaan?”
Jukka Viikilä, Akvarelleja Engelin kaupungista

“The architect and the father of war are covetousness of the leaders and of different interest groups fueling war.”
Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

Isa Kamari
“Everything has been planned. The ascent will be completed in two days’ time. He will climb another one hundred floors today. Another hundred the next day. He does not want to take the lift. The rush of life causes people to drown in the temporary. He wishes to dip into eternity before he leaves.”
Isa Kamari, The Tower

“Your Home should tell the story of who you are, and be a Collection of what you Love.”
Nate Berkus, The Things That Matter

Frank Lloyd Wright
“The mission of an architect is to help people understand how to make life more beautiful, the world a better one for living in, and to give reason, rhyme, and meaning to life.”
Frank Lloyd Wright

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“For a thing’s beauty we ought to compliment not its owner but its maker.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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