A rational extension of the old religious systems, of old tales, and above all of psychoanalysis, into architectural expression becomes more an more urgent as all the reasons for becoming impassioned disappear.
— Gilles Ivain, “Formulary for a New Urbanism”
Like many magical people, they have nephews.
— P. Adam Sitney
The poison affects us all. No one escapes. Therefore let us be happy while we are happy. Let us be kind, generous, affectionate and good. It is necessary and not at all shameful to take pleasure in the little world.
— Gustav Adolf Ekdahl, Fanny and Alexander
A jelly mould for the Unité.
— Colin Rowe & Fred Koetter, Collage City
Why a fox? Why not a horse, or a beetle, or a bald eagle?
— Mr. Fox, Fantastic Mr. Fox
Ain’t nobody got time for that.
— Sweet Brown, “Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That (Autotune Remix)”
Wherever the building takes us.
— Kristin Cotter
They are meaningless unless you measure them.
— Michael Gordin
This life is real. This is the real thing. And if you can stay light and stay loose and stay relaxed, you can play at the very highest level as a baseball player or as a human being. I wish us all the luck in the world.
— Bill Murray, Hall of Fame Speech for the Sally League
You have to learn to act without certainty, without, you know, in a sense, the metaphysical conviction that you speak the truth. You have to learn to act nevertheless in the name of something.
— Reinhold Martin, “What Good Can Architecture Do?” a conversation with Jeff Kipnis
The more we read, the less we see.
— Herbert Bayer, “On Typography”
Actually, we can never give anything up; we only exchange one thing for another.
— Sigmund Freud, “Creative Writers and Day-Dreaming”
These consciously remembered mental impulses of childhood embody the factor which enables us to understand the nature of myths.
— Sigmund Freud, “Family Romances”
It is always dangerous to assume that one’s own time has an exceptional importance.
— Sigfried Giedion, Space, Time and Architecture
I walk slow.
— Mumford and Sons, “Lovers’ Eyes”
They go back and forth. Back and forth. I don’t know how they stand it. I don’t know how they stand it.
— Virginia
I had less success arguing that the States’ greatest virtue was its wide-open spaces where people never went.
— James Watson, The Double Helix
We breathe as deeply and fully as if our chest were as wide as the hall.
— Heinrich Wolfflin, Prolegomena to a Psychology of Architecture
If we wanted applause, we would have joined the circus.
— Jack O'Donnell, Argo
There is no such thing as an independently existing trajectory.
— Albert Einstein, Relativity