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Wolfgang GoetheMusic is liquid architecture; Architecture is frozen music.

—  Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet & philosopher

Samuel Taylor ColeridgeThe principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.

—  Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772-1834, English poet & philosopher

Winston ChurchillWe shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Ayn RandA building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom.

—  Ayn Rand, 1905-1982, American writer & philosopher

VoltaireThe ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture for wild beasts to fight in.

—  Voltaire, 1694-1778, French philosopher & writer

G. K. ChestertonThere are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.

—  G. K. Chesterton, 1874-1936, English writer & critic

Ernest HemingwaySwitzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture.

—  Ernest Hemingway, 1899-1961, American writer, Nobel 1954

Henry David ThoreauThey can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar.

—  Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, American writer

Movie Quotes

Field of Dreams (1989)If you build it, he will come.

—  from the film Field of Dreams (1989)


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