40 Of The Most Famous Architect Quotes Of All Time

40 Of The Most Famous Architect Quotes Of All Time

Today we’re looking at the most famous architect quotes from the world’s most loved architects includingZaha Hadid, Richard Rogers, Mies van der Rohe, Maya Lin, Louis Sullivan, Louis Kahn, Rem Koolhaas, Frank Lloyd Wright, Leonardo da Vinci, Le Corbusier, Norman Foster, Frank Ghery, Eileen Gray, Charles Eames, David Chipperfield, Buckminster Fuller, Daniel Liebeskind and Philip Johnson. 

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Famous Architect Quotes:

# 40.

Famous Architect Quotes - Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid

"There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?"

# 39.

Famous Architect Quotes - Richard Rogers

Richard Rogers

"Dyslexia made me realize that people who say 'but you can't do that' aren't actually very important. I don't take 'no' too seriously."

# 38.

Famous Architect Quotes - Mies van der Rohe

Mies van der Rohe

"God is in the details"

# 37.

Famous Architect Quotes - Maya Lin

Maya Lin

"For the most part things never get built the way they were drawn"

# 36.

Famous Architect Quotes - Louis Sullivan

Louis Sullivan

"Form ever follows function"

# 35.

Famous Architect Quotes - Louis Kahn

Louis Kahn

"Architecture is the reaching out for the truth."

# 34.

Famous Architect Quotes - Rem Koolhaas

Rem Koolhaas

"The acceptance of certain realities doesn't preclude idealism. It can lead to certain breakthroughs."

# 33.

Famous Architect Quotes - Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright

"Freedom is from within."

# 32.

Famous Architect Quotes - Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

# 31.

Famous Architect Quotes - Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier

"Architecture is the learned game, correct & magnificent, of forms assembled in the light."

# 30.

Famous Architect Quotes - Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid

"Would they call me a diva if I were a guy?"

# 29.

Famous Architect Quotes - Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright

"An idea is salvation by imagination."

# 28.

Famous Architect Quotes - Richard Rogers

Richard Rogers

"I love my job. What would I retire to?"

# 27.

Famous Architect Quotes - Norman Foster

Norman Foster

"I think you never stop learning."

# 26.

Famous Architect Quotes - Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright

"A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines."

# 25.

Famous Architect Quotes - Frank Ghery

Frank Ghery

"Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness."

# 24.

Famous Architect Quotes - Eileen Gray

Eileen gray

"To create one must first question everything."

# 23.

Famous Architect Quotes - Charles Eames

Charles Eames

"Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design."

# 22.

Famous Architect Quotes - David Chipperfield

David Chipperfield

"Britain loves a bargain... but you don't get good, lasting architecture on the cheap."

# 21.

Famous Architect Quotes - Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller

"When i'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. But when I've finished, if the solution is not beautiful... I know it's wrong."

# 20.

Famous Architect Quotes - Maya Lin

Maya Lin

"To fly we have to have resistance."

# 19.

Famous Architect Quotes - Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright

"Buildings, too, are children of the Earth and Sun."

# 18.

Famous Architect Quotes - Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid

"Architecture is really about well-being. On the one hand it's about shelter, I think that people want to feel good in a space... but it's also about pleasure."

# 17.

Famous Architect Quotes - Frank Ghery

Frank Ghery

"I work from the inside out."

# 16.

Famous Architect Quotes - David Chipperfield

David Chipperfield

"The difference between good and bad architecture is the time you spend on it."

# 15.

Famous Architect Quotes - Maya Lin

Maya Lin

"Nothing is ever guaranteed, and all that came before doesn't predicate what you might do next."

# 14.

Famous Architect Quotes - Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright

"The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope."

# 13.

Famous Architect Quotes - Frank Ghery

Frank Ghery

"The best advice I've received is to be yourself. The best artists do that."

# 12.

Famous Architect Quotes - Maya Lin

Maya Lin

"I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That's art to me."

# 11.

Famous Architect Quotes - Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright

The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization."

# 10.

Famous Architect Quotes - Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind

"To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history... but to articulate it."

# 09.

Famous Architect Quotes - Frank Ghery

Frank Ghery

"You've got to bumble forward into the unknown."

# 08.

Famous Architect Quotes - Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid

"I think about architecture all the time. That's the problem. But I've always been like that. I dream it sometimes."

# 07.

Famous Architect Quotes - Philip Johnson

Philip Johnson

"I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?"

# 06.

Famous Architect Quotes - Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid

"I don't think that architecture is only about shelter... it should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think."

# 05.

Famous Architect Quotes - Frank Ghery

Frank Ghery

"I don't know why people hire architects and then tell them what to do."

# 04.

Famous Architect Quotes - Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright

"Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral."

# 03.

Famous Architect Quotes - Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid

"Would they call me a diva if I were a guy?"

# 02.

Famous Architect Quotes - Mies van der Rohe

Mies van der Rohe

"Less is more"

And our favorite famous architect quote of all time...

# 01.

Famous Architect Quotes - Frank Ghery

Frank Ghery

"I refuse to work unless I get paid, so I don't get a lot of work sometimes."

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