Quotes about Architecture

Architecture is frozen music.

Miscellaneous Translations

If a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture, or philosophy, he makes a bad husband, and an ill provider.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I call architecture frozen music.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Architecture is frozen music. [Ger., Die Backunst ist eine erstarrte Musik.]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Architecture is the art of how to waste space.

Philip Johnson

There will never be great architects or great architecture without great patrons.

Edwin Lutyens

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

Elvis Costello

Like the furtive collectors of stolen art, we [cell biologists] are forced to be lonely admirers of spectacular architecture, exquisite symmetry, dramas of violence and death, mobility, self-sacrifice and, yes, rococo sex.

Lorraine Lee Cudmore

The most important function of education at any level is to develop the personality of the individual and the significance of his life to himself and to others. This is the basic architecture of a life; the rest is ornamentation and decoration of the structure.

Grayson Kirk

All real education is the architecture of the soul.

William J. Bennett

The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extrahuman architecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and anguish.

Federico Garcia Lorca

If war should sweep our commerce from the seas, another generation will restore it. If war exhausts our treasury, future industry will replenish it. If war desiccate and lay waste our fields, under new cultivation they will grow green again and ripen to future harvest. If the walls of yonder Capitol should fall and its decorations be covered by the dust of battle, all these can be rebuilt. But who shall reconstruct the fabric of a demolished government; who shall dwell in the well-proportioned columns of constitutional liberty; who shall frame together the skillful architecture which unites sovereignty with state's rights, individual security with prosperity?

Daniel Webster

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