Architecture is a field that blends creativity and functionality, aesthetic appeal and practicality. It is a discipline that requires a deep understanding of not only design principles but also engineering, materials, and construction techniques. Architects must balance artistic expression with the constraints of budgets, timelines, and building codes. If you need a different inspiration for your current project or a catchy caption for your Instagram post, we believe these architect quotes will lift your spirits and add some cheer to your week. By the way, if you’re looking for more inspiration, please feel free to check our books recommendation for architects here.

The quotes featured in this collection have relevance to the field of architecture, and while some are well-known architect quotes spoken by notable architects, others have been expressed by authors and artists. Their insights and observations offer a glimpse into the complex and fascinating world of architecture and the power of design to shape our lives and communities.

Now, let’s dive into the architecture world.

 

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Philip Johnson

“Architecture is the art of how to waste space.”

 

 

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“I call architecture frozen music.”

 

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Vito Acconci

“Architecture is not about space but time.”

 

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Winston Churchill

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us. ”

 

 

 

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Oscar Wilde

“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.”

 

 

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Tadao Ando

“In Architecture there is a part that is the result of Logical Reasoning and a part that is created through the Senses.”

 

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J.R.R. Tolkien

“It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.”

 

 

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Frank Lloyd Wright

“An idea is salvation by imagination”

 

 

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Zaha Hadid

“There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?”

 

 

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Helen Keller

“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence.”

 

 

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Walter Gropius

“Architecture begins where engineering ends. ”

 

 

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Don Draper

“Make it simple but significant. ”

 

 

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Raj Shamani

“Build, Don’t Talk”

 

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Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

“Less is more. ”

 

 

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Massimo Vignelli

“Styles come and go. Good design is a language, not a style.”

 

 

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Louis Kahn

“Architecture is the making of a room.”

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Frank Lloyd Wright

“Freedom is from within.”

 

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Albert Einstein

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”

 

 

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Philip Johnson

“The job of the architect today is to create beautiful buildings. That’s all.”

 

 

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“God is in the Details.”

 

 

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Tadao Ando

“I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture.”

 

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Ezra Pound

“A real building is one on which the eye can light and stay lit.”

 

 

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Thomas Fuller

“Light, God’s eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building. ”

 

 

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Louis H. Sullivan

“Form follows function.”

 

 

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Frank Gehry

“You’ve got to bumble forward into the unknown. ”

 

 

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Alvar Aalto

“Architecture belongs to culture, not to civilization.”

 

 

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Christopher Wren

“Architecture aims at eternity. ”

 

 

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Antoni Gaudi

“The straight line belongs to men, the curved one to God.”

 

 

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Frank Lloyd Wright

“A building is not just a place to be. It’s a way to be.”

 

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Daniel Libeskind

“Architecture is not based on concrete and steel and the elements of the soil. It’s based on wonder.”

 

 

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Eileen Gray

“To create one must first question everything.”

 

 

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Mies van der Rohe

“Architecture is the will of the age conceived in spatial terms.”

 

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Leonard Baskin

“Architecture should be dedicated to keeping the outside out and the inside in.”

 

 

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Richard Rogers

“Architecture is about public spaces held by buildings.”

 

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Frank Lloyd Wright

“Space is the breath of art.”

 

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Alvaro Siza Vieira

“Tradition is a challenge to innovation.”

 

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Louis Sullivan

“Form Follows Function.”

 

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Bjarke Ingels

“Architecture is about trying to make the world a little more like our dreams.”

 

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Leonardo Da Vinci

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

 

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Antoni Gaudí

“There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature.”

 

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Jorge Luis Borges

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”

 

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Lynda Barry

“We don’t create a fantasy world to escape reality, we create it to be able to stay.”

 

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Stephen Gardiner

“Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design.”

 

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Saul Bass

”Design is thinking made visual.”

 

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Louis Kahin

“Architecture is the thoughtful making of space.”

 

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Luis Barragan

“Any work of architecture which does not express serenity is a mistake.”

 

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Julia Morgan

“Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.”

 

 

These quotes are from experienced architects and writers who have made significant contributions to their fields. Architects quotes often encapsulate the essence of architectural principles, design philosophies, and creative approaches. At last, we hope these famous architect quotes could inspire and motivate you someway.

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