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Architecture Quotes

Whenever a literary enthusiast thinks of architecture, the visual that runs through his/her mind is the image of ‘Howard Roarke’, the individualist creative genius in Ayn Rand’s ‘The Fountainhead’. Architecture is not just about constructing a building, but it is also a creative job where one needs to blend art with science in perfect proportions. Your building should justify its purpose but at the same time, it should look artistic and innovative. Architecture varies across geographies and is influenced by factors such as culture and climate.

The challenge which most architects face is not to just construct a strong, concrete structure, but also add high aesthetic appeal. This is a field where the client knows less about what he wants and still expects to get a masterpiece making it quite difficult for the architect to meet his demands. Many consider it a noble field, since the work of the architect is remembered even years after his death. Unfortunately, in reality, not many people remember the masterminds behind the construction of some of the world's most iconic buildings. Since architecture is dynamic, an architect needs to keep himself update with the changing trends. Hope these architecture quotes open the doors of creativity for you.

Christopher Nolan

The only job that was ever of interest to me other than filmmaking is architecture.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.

John Ruskin

We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.

Quincy Jones

If architecture is frozen music then music must be liquid architecture.

Winston Churchill

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.

Coco Chanel

Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.

James Stewart

I was going to be an architect. I graduated with a degree in architecture and I had a scholarship to go back to Princeton and get my Masters in architecture. I'd done theatricals in college, but I'd done them because it was fun.

Steve Martin

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.

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Mukesh Ambani

The organizational architecture is really that a centipede walks on hundred legs and one or two don't count. So if I lose one or two legs, the process will go on, the organization will go on, the growth will go on.

Ayn Rand

I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.

Denis Villeneuve

The thing is that when you are a director, you need to be involved in a lot of different fields. You must be a psychologist, an architecture expert; you must be a choreographer.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I call architecture frozen music.

I think it's important to approach a house in a way that's reflective of the original environment. Maybe I'm a sentimentalist, but I think that certain geographies call out for certain architecture. I like residences that reflect their place.

Ayn Rand

A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom.

John Ruskin

No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.

Rachel McAdams

I try to shut out ideas about why you should do things. Trying to do good architecture and really designing a career? There's some attention to be paid to that, but I don't think it's everything.

It is impossible, as impossible as to raise the dead, to restore anything that has ever been great or beautiful in architecture. That which I have insisted upon as the life of the whole, that spirit which is given only by the hand and eye of the workman, can never be recalled.

I paint mostly from real life. It has to start with that. Real people, real street scenes, behind the curtain scenes, live models, paintings, photographs, staged setups, architecture, grids, graphic design. Whatever it takes to make it work.

Ernest Hemingway

Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.

John Ruskin

It seems a fantastic paradox, but it is nevertheless a most important truth, that no architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect.

Jeff Bezos

The reason we chose vertical landing as our recovery architecture is that vertical landing scales really well.

Ernest Hemingway

Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture.

Lord Byron

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.

Drew Barrymore

I don't really get into architecture in the hotel room. But maybe a little Feng Shui here and there.

Victor Hugo

Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.

Brad Pitt

I'm drawn to furniture design as complete architecture on a minor scale.

Chris Pine

I love architecture.