Well, Donald said the other day in the presence of clients--He said, ''The reason we have Philip Johnson is because if I build his buildings -- probably a terrible building -- but,'' he says, ''if I build this without the name Philip Johnson, nobody ever knows anything about it. If I build the same building with the name Philip Johnson on it, it'll be in The Times, and that's what I want.'' ... And I like him very much. I've never worked with anybody as bright and as quick and as decisive as Donald Trump.
— Philip Johnson after Charlie Rose's question "Now, how much do people-- choose Philip Johnson because they like the name Philip Johnson?, "Philip Johnson 12/20/1994, Charlie Rose
Monotonously inquisitive young man who was known as “the Sponge."
— Ron Chernow, Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
In former times when learning was confined to the monks and priests, then it was that the world stood still.
— John D. Rockefeller, via Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
Ricky, even when I get a haircut I'm an architect.
— Louis Kahn, via You Say To Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn
As homage.
— Mütter Museum guide on books made from the skin of patients whose lives contributed substantially to research
I have a book of castles and I try to pretend that I did not look at this book but everybody reminds me of it and I have to admit that I looked very thoroughly at this book.
— Louis Kahn, via You Say To Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn
Only a religious man could act with such fearless invention for the sheer need rather than the desire for creation.
— Louis Kahn on Le Corbusier in a letter to Harriet Pattison, via You Say To Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn
Only because I realize that you don't have to divorce yourself from yourself to gain an objective.
— Letter from Oscar Kahn to Louis Kahn, via You Say To Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn
We don't want these to melt… I have a heavy investment in these.
— Sid on two bananas on top of the microwave
He makes custom bags and then he makes duplicates.
— Kelly
I thought it was 1985.
— Lily on 1984
It isn't responsible to be killing your neighbor's bees.
— Dennis vanEngelsdorp, 2018 Winter MSBA Meeting
Far above our poor power to add or detract.
— Abraham Lincoln, "The Gettysburg Address," Lincoln Memorial
Planet Goff.
— David White
Did I finish it?
— Lily half asleep after getting to page 8 in a book
It's like a birdwatching but someone made the bird.
— Lily on Fashion Week
To try to weave them into something that means something in the language of art history.
— Kehinde Wiley, Obama Portrait Unveiling
If you look at a circle at an angle is it a perfect ellipse?
— Dillon on lamp
Based on irony-free, wildly contradictory, totally true interviews.
— Opening title, I, Tonya
Know your shit.
— Henry via Milton Glaser