Architect - Architecture Quotes

Instead of saying that man is the creature of circumstance, it would be nearer the mark to say that man is the architect of circumstance. It is character which builds an existence out of circumstance. From the same materials one man builds palaces, another hovels, one warehouses, another villas, bricks and mortar are mortar and […]

Architecture is the printing press of all ages, and gives a history of the state of the society in which it was erected.

Old houses mended, cost little less than new before they’re ended.

Architects believe that not only do they sit at the right hand of God, but that if God ever gets up, they take the chair.

Every man is the architect of his own fortune.

It was always the work that was the gyroscope in my life. I don’t know who could have lived with me. As an architect you’re absolutely devoured. A woman’s cast in a lot of roles and a man isn’t. I couldn’t be an architect and be a wife and mother.

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture – it’s a really stupid thing to want to do.

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

Architecture is inhabited sculpture.

Architecture never lies. It invariably expresses both its own era and the character of the men who build it and… this was a restless, showy architecture, the architecture of an age and a city that felt they need never stop going, that there wasn’t a “too far.” The glorious skyline would look completely different a […]