Any attempt to criticize works of Architecture or Typography, any hope of appreciating and fostering significant new work in either field, must be based on knowledge of what sort of field it is.
— Beatrice Warde, “Typography and Architecture”
Good art keeps you warm.
— Andy Goldsworthy, Rivers and Tides
When asked about its meaning, Bayer modestly explained that the mound could be sat in.
— Gwen F. Chanzit, Herbert Bayer : collection and archive at the Denver Art Museum
If you’re not being misunderstood, you’re not adding anything to the conversation.
— Alex Ebert
The Miesian skyscraper is the basis of a superb vernacular.
— Ada Louise Huxtable, The Tall Building Artistically Reconsidered: The Search for a Skyscraper Style
I guess I just wanted you to know that I ain’t stubborn, is all.
— Dan Evans, 3:10 to Yuma
— Tyga, “Rack City”
But he exaggerates a great truth.
— Alan Ryan
Killin’ it.
— Eleanor Davies
It was actually created for his own tomb.
— Lia Markey
Must be a lie.
— Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, “40 Day Dream”
Should we fire him before he cashes that check?
— Roger Sterling, “To Have and to Hold,” Mad Men
If you figure out a way not to be nervous, and focus on it. You’d win.
— Josh Young
More is better usually.
— Doug Clark
Rubber on rubber.
Baby on the inside.
I don’t build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.
— Howard Roark, The Fountainhead
Much of the history of Africa has disappeared into the belly of the termite.
— Mysterious Castles of Clay
The right hemisphere behaves in the same way: it does not try to interpret its experience and find deeper meaning. It continues to live only in the thin moment of the present.
— Michael S. Gazzaniga, The Split Brain Revisited
I conceive a work of art to be really this: a made thing, more or less attractive, regarding which the casual observer may see a part, but no observer all, that is in it.
— Louis Sullivan, “Ornament in Architecture”
Oh. No, you’re right.
— Daniel, Love Actually