I’d rather feel the earth beneath my feet.
Yes I would, if I only could, I surely would.
— Simon & Garfunkel, “El Condor Pasa (If I Could)”
Buildings almost become like human beings, as if they’re acting, as if they’re walking.
— Chika Okeke-Agulu
One could bring up different children according to different systems of thought, making certain children believe that two and two do not make four or that the moon is a cheese, then put them together when they are twenty or twenty-five years old; one would then have discussions that would be worth a great deal more than the sermons or lectures on which so much money is spent.
— Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
It leaves the domain of more or less everyday perception and enters that of abstract consciousness.
— Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
The hand is an organ of speech.
— Moshe Barasch, Giotto and the Language of Gesture
It’s almost as simple as the formula of a circle.
Why shouldn’t the result be as simple as a circle?
A formula can be very simple and create a universe of bottomless complexity.
— Benoît Mandelbrot, They Were There
For me, that process feels really artificial.
— M.Arch. Student
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