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  Everybody is the architect of his own future.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Modern architecture does not mean the use of immature new materials; the main thing is to refine materials in a more human direction.  
 -  Alvar Aalto
  

  The Sydney Opera House looks as if something that has crawled out of the sea and is to no good.  
 -  Beverly Nichols
  

  Women are the real architects of society.  
 -  Cher
  

  Fashion is architecture: It is a matter of proportions.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  The Pyramids of Egypt will not last a moment compared to the daisy.  
 -  D. H. Lawrence
  

  A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by way of a cultivated, enriched heart.  
 -  Frank Lloyd Wright
  

  An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board and a wrecking bar at the site.  
 -  Frank Lloyd Wright
  

  Every great architect is, necessarily, a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.  
 -  Frank Lloyd Wright
  

  A physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines.  
 -  Frank Lloyd Wright
  

  I think Ms Monroe's architecture is extremely good architecture.  
 -  Frank Lloyd Wright
  

  Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity.  
 -  Frank Lloyd Wright
  

  There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  All architecture is great architecture after sunset.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  An architect is someone who forgets to put in the staircase.  
 -  Gustave Flaubert
  

  Rain! Whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of grandeur the very mountains.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  An architect is someone who forgets to put in the staircase.  
 -  Gustave Flaubert
  

  Rain! Whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of grandeur the very mountains.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  I call architecture frozen music.  
 -  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  

  Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.  
 -  Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
  

  I have a theory about architecture in Los Angeles. I think all the houses came to a costume party and they all came as other countries.  
 -  Michael O'Donoghue
  

  In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture.  
 -  Nancy Banks Smith
  

  Times Square, New York: neon-classical.  
 -  Nicola Zweig
  

  You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.  
 -  Richard Buckminster Fuller
  

  Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.  
 -  Samuel Butler
  

  Personally, I think all modern architects should be pulled down and redeveloped as car parks.  
 -  Spike Milligan
  

  Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.  
 -  Steve Martin
  

  Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.  
 -  William S. Burroughs