"We shape our buildings: thereafter they shape us."
- Winston Churchill

"What fresh hell is this?"
- Dorothy Parker

"Weiss is more."
- Ludwig Weiss Van Der Rohe

"Eighty percent of success is showing up."
- Woody Allen

"Less is more."
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition."
- Woody Allen

"Architecture begins where engineering ends."
- Walter Gropius

"If I see everything in gray, and in gray all the colors which I experience and which I would like to reproduce, then why should I use any other color?"
- Alberto Giacometti

"Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change."
- Frank Lloyd Wright

"Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results."
- George S. Patton

"Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral."
- Frank Lloyd Wright

"No good deed goes unpunished."
- Clare Boothe Luce

"I don't want to be interesting. I want to be good."
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts."
- Clare Boothe Luce

"Rich Palm Beach clients all wanted the same kind of different thing."
- Billy Baldwin

"Every word she writes is a lie, including and and the."
- Mary McCarthy
(about Lillian Hellman)

"A modern building should derive its architectural significance solely from the vigour and consequence of its own organic proportions. It must be true to itself, logically transparent, and virginal of lies or trivialities."
- Walter Gropius

"The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made."
- Groucho Marx

"The more minimal art, the more maximum the explanation."
- Hilton Kramer

"God is in the details."
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them...well, I have others."
- Groucho Marx

"The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines - so they should go as far as possible from home to build their first buildings."
- Frank Lloyd Wright

"Families are about love overcoming emotional torture."
- Matt Groening

"Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society."
- Walter Gropius

"I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something."
- Jackie Mason

"A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous."
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking."
- Milton Glaser

"Design is so critical it should be on the agenda of every meeting in every single department."
- Tom Peters

"Architecture is inhabited sculpture."
- Constantin Brancusi

"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail."
- Abraham Maslow

"If no one is pissed-off with you then you are dead but just haven't figured it out yet."
- Tom Peters

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