Arnold H. Glasgow
Bryant H. McGill
Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
Jerry B. Jenkins
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
Famous quotes by Architects
"The architect must be a prophet... a prophet in the true sense of the term... if he can't see at least ten years ahead don't call him an architect"
"Television is chewing gum for the eyes"
"New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed... a race for rent"
"Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain"
"Mechanization best serves mediocrity"
"Maybe we can show government how to operate better as a result of better architecture. Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world"
"Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism... but only through the direct responsibility of the individual"
"Less is only more where more is no good"
"If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger"
"I have been black and blue in some spot, somewhere, almost all my life from too intimate contacts with my own furniture"
"I feel coming on a strange disease - humility"
"I believe totally in a Capitalist System, I only wish that someone would try it"
"Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity"
"To look at the cross-section of any plan of a big city is to look at something like the section of a fibrous tumor"
"The truth is more important than the facts"
"Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral"
"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"
"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you"
"Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art"
"Respect the masterpiece. It is true reverence to man. There is no quality so great, none so much needed now"
"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature"
"Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students, and turns them into prunes"
"God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature, and it has often been said by philosophers, that nature is the will of God. And I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see"
"Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities"
"Get the habit of analysis - analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind"
"Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union"
"Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age"