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Once you decide on your occupation… you must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work. Never complain about your job. You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That’s the secret of success… and is the key to being regarded honorably.

Jiro Ono

The right hand does the right hand’s work, the left hand does the left hand’s work.

Kenya Hara

Artists put their life in the work, while architects design their buildings to receive it.

Tadao Ando on the difference between artists and architects

I’ve learned so much about what I do as an architect from traveling. Seeing things that are outside your frame of reference adds to your bank of resources when you’re trying to think about a design.

Jim Olson

Thanks, everybody. I had a good time.

Stanley Marsh, 1938–2014

The life of a designer is a life of fight against the ugliness.

Massimo Vignelli, 1931-2014

A whale is harpooned only when it spouts.

Henry Hillman

1. Look around … you will not design anything more beautiful than that. Now think about how your work unfolds in that place, that context.
2. Technology and maintenance are remote and iffy … design simply.
3. Design tough on the outside that ages with time.
4. Design soft on the inside.
5. Repeat 1.

Tom Kundig on Designing for Rural Landscapes

In order to bend or break the rules, you have to master the rules.

Bjarke Ingels

One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.

George W. Bush

Men experience many passions in a lifetime. One passion drives away the one before it.

Paul Newman

Architecture is important, but life is more important than architecture.

Oscar Niemeyer

As architects, we must be optimists.

Tod Williams & Billie Tsien

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