"Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through
self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose."
"Community of the breath."
"Our souls and the universe don't speak literally, instead they speak thru feelings, images and archetypes."
~Wendy Rhodes Garafalo
"What kind of tree are you today?"
"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us. "
"If an idea is not absurd at first then there is no hope for it."
"Form follows function - that has been misunderstood.
Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union."
~Frank Lloyd Wright
"A lot of my works deal with a passage, which is about time. I don't see anything that I do as a static object in space. It has to exist as a journey in time."
"The definition of success--To laugh much; to win respect of intelligent persons and the affections of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give one's self; to leave the world a little better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition.; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm, and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived--this is to have succeeded."
"I take as metaphysical poetry that in which what is ordinarily apprehensible only by thought
is brought within the grasp of feeling, or that in which what is ordinarily only felt
is transformed into thought without ceasing to be feeling."
~ T.S. Eliot
"I want to float through you
on a raft made of skin
pass prayers through your lips
toward the cathedral of your bones."
~Elizabeth Wagstaff Williams
"Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only
by this meeting that a new world is born."
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used
when we created them.”
"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. "
"The only real valuable thing is intuition.”
"I would like to explain the Tomba Brion...I consider this work, if you permit me, to be rather good and which will get better over time. I have tried to put some poetic imagination into it, though not in order to create poetic architecture but to make a certain kind of architecture that could emanate a sense of formal poetry....The place for the dead is a garden....I wanted to show some ways in which you could approach death in a social and civic way; and further what meaning there was in death, in the ephemerality of life—other than these shoe-boxes."