Quotations on Building

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Nothing is as dangerous in architecture as dealing with separated problems. If we split life into separated problems we split the possibilities to make good building art.
- Alvar Aalto
(Keywords: Architecture, Art, Life, Building, Nothing, Possibilities, Problems)

Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together.
- Alvar Aalto
(Keywords: Art, Life, Building, Harmony, Thinking)

God gives me the children's ministry heart and patience. This is what He wants. It's awesome. I don't know where He's gonna take it-but God is building this thing.
- Willie Aames
(Keywords: God, Heart, Building, Children, Patience)

The way forward is by building political support for republican and democratic objectives across Ireland and by winning support for these goals internationally.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Goals, Winning, Building, Ireland, Objectives, Republican, Support)

This art of acting is a process I love very much. It's an unbelievably fulfilling experience for me and I look forward to building upon my art in the years to come.
- Greg Akcelrod
(Keywords: Art, Experience, Love, Acting, Building, Years)

Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies.
- Madeleine Albright
(Keywords: Money, Building, Destruction, Weapons)

The level of detail and craft is something that's inscribed within the original design concept. And so when I begin to draw, I know what kind of detailing I want the building to have.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Design, Building, Detail, Want)

When I design buildings, I think of the overall composition, much as the parts of a body would fit together. On top of that, I think about how people will approach the building and experience that space.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Design, Experience, People, Body, Building, Space, Will)

In the West there has always been the attempt to try make the religious building, whether it's a Medieval or Renaissance church, an eternal object for the celebration of God. The material chosen, such as stone, brick, or concrete, is meant to eternally preserve what is inside.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: God, Church, Building, Religious)

But in Japan, there's nothing like that, since the temple is made of wood. The divine spirit inside the building is eternal, so the enclosure doesn't have to be.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Temple, Building, Nothing, Spirit, Wood)

Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: Equality, Development, Goal, Building, Challenge, Gender, Gender equality, Meeting, Poverty)

I don't have any formula for ousting a dictator or building democracy. All I can suggest is to forget about yourself and just think of your people. It's always the people who make things happen.
- Corazon Aquino
(Keywords: People, Building, Democracy, Forget, Formula)

Suspense is very important. Even though this is humor and they're short stories, that theory of building suspense is still there.
- Sergio Aragones
(Keywords: Humor, Building, Suspense, Theory)

Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war.
- Aristophanes
(Keywords: Men, War, Building, Cities, Enemies, Friends, Sense, Ships)

The fact is if we do our job right, if we keep worrying not about polls but about the jobs of the American people, about their health care, about their ability to educate their kids, stay in their homes and own their homes, send their kids to college, the basic pillars of a middle-class life, if we keep worrying about the future and building a stronger future for this country, these things will take care of themselves.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: Health, Life, People, Ability, American, Building, Care, College, Country, Fact, Future, Job, Jobs, Kids, Right, Will)

Our people are excited about building solutions, and it's rewarding to see how much fun Netscape employees have doing something they think is relevant and important.
- Jim Barksdale
(Keywords: People, Building, Employees, Fun)

Chicken fat, beef fat, fish fat, fried foods - these are the foods that fuel our fat genes by giving them raw materials for building body fat.
- Neal Barnard
(Keywords: Body, Building, Fish, Giving)

It's such a joy to work with different ensembles and create a collaboration. Rehearsing and building a performance is very interesting for me.
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Keywords: Work, Performance, Building, Collaboration, Joy)

Martial arts is not about fighting; it's about building character.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Character, Building, Fighting)

We're actually building onto the house to make it bigger because we want to start a family.
- Traci Bingham
(Keywords: Family, Building, Want)

Greater public recognition will also be critical in encouraging prevention and early intervention, and more generally in building public support to meet the challenges of dementia.
- Julie Bishop
(Keywords: Encouraging, Building, Prevention, Public, Support, Will)

In this time of budget cuts, we cannot forget that basic science is a building block for scientific innovation and economic growth in the information age.
- Tim Bishop
(Keywords: Age, Science, Time, Growth, Building, Forget, Information, Innovation)

We're the largest home improvement company today, and we did $30 billion last year, or less than 10 percent of the total amount of building materials sold in the U.S. So when people ask, how much runway left does Home Depot have, it's an awful lot.
- Arthur Blank
(Keywords: Home, People, Building, Company, Improvement, Today)

The Governor's Mansion is a beautiful home, a beautiful building - we're privileged to have a chance to live there. It certainly doesn't feel as comfortable as our home.
- Matt Blunt
(Keywords: Home, Building, Chance)

We need to end permanently the tax that punishes American values of savings and investment and of building small businesses and family farms and ranches.
- Kit Bond
(Keywords: Family, Values, American, Building, End, Tax, Investment)

I have a desire to create more film, more beauty, more art, more love, but I don't feel desperate. It's not about creating or building a career.
- Lisa Bonet
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Love, Building, Career, Desire, Film)

I hate the idea of getting in a building that someone else has designed and having to do something to it yourself to sort of dress it up - it's like using presets in your tracks.
- Sean Booth
(Keywords: Idea, Building, Dress, Hate)

The Washingtonian said it shouldn't be built. The gallery's East Building is now considered a triumph, and members of the American Association of Architects have voted it one of the best buildings of all time.
- J. Carter Brown
(Keywords: Time, American, Building, Now)

We must support initiatives that provide clear, concrete measures and milestones that our troops need for defeating the insurgency, building up Iraqi security forces, and handing over Iraq to the Iraqi people.
- Sherrod Brown
(Keywords: People, Building, Iraq, Security, Support, Troops)

We were told this war would be over in a matter of weeks, and that the Iraqis would be able to finance it with oil sales. We were promised it was not a mission of nation building.
- Sherrod Brown
(Keywords: Finance, War, Building, Mission, Nation, Oil, Sales)

The men and women of Afghanistan are building a nation that is free, and proud, and fighting terror - and America is honored to be their friend.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Men, Women, Friend, Afghanistan, America, Building, Fighting, Nation, Terror)

As I visited the various neighborhoods in the campaign, I learned fast that it's a mistake to think that all of the wisdom and possible solutions to our problems are available only in this building.
- Jane Byrne
(Keywords: Wisdom, Mistake, Building, Problems)

For so, surely you will cast a light of gladness upon his onward journey, and contribute your part towards the building of that kingdom of love which links our earth to heaven.
- Edward Carpenter
(Keywords: Love, Building, Earth, Heaven, Journey, Light, Will)

Because I do think - not just in building AOL - but just the world in which we live is a very confusing, rapidly changing world where technology has accelerated.
- Steve Case
(Keywords: Technology, Building, World)

My father and his brothers were all lawyers, so I think that the expectation was probably for me to grow up to be an attorney, but it never really fascinated me that much. I was more interested in building things.
- Steve Case
(Keywords: Father, Brothers, Building, Expectation, Lawyers)

The basic principle which I believe has contributed more than any other to the building of our business as it is today, is the ownership of our company by the people employed in it.
- James E. Casey
(Keywords: Business, People, Building, Company, Ownership, Today)

One measure of your success will be the degree to which you build up others who work with you. While building up others, you will build up yourself.
- James E. Casey
(Keywords: Success, Work, Building, Measure, Will)

Dear disgruntled artists: the key to success isn't kicking down the door; it's building your own.
- Brian Celio
(Keywords: Success, Building, Key)

So women are at the beginning of building a language, and not all women are conscious of it.
- Judy Chicago
(Keywords: Women, Beginning, Building, Language)

It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.
- David Allan Coe
(Keywords: Beauty, Time, Building, Will)

Men are limited by the knowledge of their minds, the worth of their characters and the principles upon which they are building their lives.
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Keywords: Men, Knowledge, Building, Principles, Worth)

There was a strange atmosphere on the set because we were filming in this large house, which was used for troubled children. You'd go in and find walls had been burnt down. The building was charged with this history and it stayed with us throughout the filming.
- Beatrice Dalle
(Keywords: History, Building, Children)

A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.
- Robertson Davies
(Keywords: Age, Building, Light, Maturity, Old, Youth)

Sometimes running for Congress is a four-year strategy in terms of getting out there and building a network.
- Artur Davis
(Keywords: Strategy, Building, Congress, Network, Running)

I'm doing my part, building plants at a record rate, having historic conservation levels. The only people not doing their part is the federal government that is siding with the energy companies against the interests of the people of California.
- Gray Davis
(Keywords: Government, People, Building, Conservation, Energy, Plants)

Since the dawn of time, traditional marriage - the union between one man and one woman - has been the building block of civilization, and at no point in our nation's history has that foundation been under more severe attack than now.
- Jim DeMint
(Keywords: History, Marriage, Time, Civilization, Building, Dawn, Man, Nation, Now, Woman)

I never called my work an 'art' It's part of show business, the business of building entertainment.
- Walt Disney
(Keywords: Business, Work, Building, Entertainment)

If I had money, I would like to get an old building, have music performances, do lithographs, have shows of paintings, and do those things that I'm interested in doing.
- Bill Dixon
(Keywords: Music, Money, Building, Old)

Man is a fire-stealing animal, and we can't help building machines and machine intelligences, even if, from time to time, we use them not only to outsmart ourselves but to bring us right up to the doorstep of Doom.
- Richard Dooling
(Keywords: Time, Building, Fire, Help, Machine, Machines, Man, Right)

The one image that's been causing a lot of discussion is one image that I shot of a man falling head-first from the building, before the buildings fell down. He was trapped in the fire, and decided to jump and take his own life, rather than being burned.
- Richard Drew
(Keywords: Life, Being, Building, Fire, Man)



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