A reader is reading this.
— Nicole Elder
Be able to think about space without attaching a particular function to it.
— M.Arch. Student Juror
I can recommend a book or a poem or a painting, but I can’t explain love.
— Charlie Brown
It’s an infinite number of solutions.
— Maria Garlock
There can be no optimum in structures.
— David P. Billington, The Tower and the Bridge
Because we have to chase him.
— James Gordon, The Dark Knight
The fourth, the fifth.
— Jeff Buckley, “Hallelujah”
Endlessness objectivity.
— Random Stranger
Maybe we should always go from the end to the beginning.
— Michael Meredith
The board is set, the pieces are moving.
— Gandalf, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Rope-hung exotica.
— David P. Billington, The Tower and the Bridge
Maybe, that is, he hated the idea of having his work trapped in the amber of historical particulars.
— Alexander Nemerov, "Ground Swell: Edward Hoper in 1939"
It’s just kind of an unwritten maritime rule when you’re at sea.
— Steve Zissou, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Works of art could lift experience out of the commonplace to a realm of meaning that, for me, would otherwise be unreachable.
— Lebbeus Woods, “Why I Became an Architect - Part 2”
It can communicate before it is understood.
— T. S. Eliot via The Imaginative Argument
If you want to undermine the premise of the project, if you do it intelligently, it’s fine.
— Michael Meredith
It is our provence as art historians to look back and put ideas into context.
— Nicole Elder
The form controls the forces; and the more clearly the designer can visualize these forces the surer he is of his form.
— David P. Billington, The Tower and the Bridge
The present does not exist. Only the past and the future exist, and we have a duty to them both.
— Gilbert Highet, Man’s Unconquerable Mind
He is most truly alive when he thinks.
— Gilbert Highet, Man’s Unconquerable Mind