Frank Gehry Quotes

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Frank Gehry Quotes

I know I draw without taking my pen off the page. I just keep going, and that my drawings I think of them as scribbles. I dont think they mean anything to anybody except to me, and then at the end of the day, the end of the project, they wheel out these little drawings and theyre damn close to what the finished building is and its the drawing ...
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Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.

— Frank Gehry

The game is if the orchestra can hear each other, they play better. If they play better and there's a tangible feeling between the orchestra and the audience, if they feel each other, the audience responds and the orchestra feels it.

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For me, every day is a new thing. I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did. And I get the sweats. I go in and start working, I'm not sure where I'm going. If I knew where I was going I wouldn't do it.

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I think people care. If not, why do so many people spend money going on vacations to see architecture? They go to the Parthenon, to Chartres, to the Sydney Opera House. They go to Bilbao ... Something compels them, and yet we live surrounded by everything but great architecture.

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I would like to make a building as intellectually driven as it is sculptural and as positive as it would be acceptable to hope.

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I don't want to do architecture that's dry and dull.

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I promised a lot of people I'd slow down when I turned 80.

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I don't think all buildings have to be iconic, but the history of the world has shown us that cultures build iconic buildings for their major public buildings.

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Take what comes your way. Do the best with it. Be responsible as you can and something good will happen ...

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The present is filled with flotsam and irony and chaos and disorder in all arenas, political and sociological. I think we have to work in the present even if it's awkward, even if it's not necessarily good, even if we don't understand it ourselves. You only find out 10, maybe 20 years later what was going on.

— Frank Gehry

For me, every day is a new thing.

— Frank Gehry

Your work may be great and not make its way into the big picture ... like Van Gogh ... so who's to say what's good and bad?

— Frank Gehry

I am obsessed with architecture. It is true, I am restless, trying to find myself as an architect and how best to contribute in this world filled with contradiction, disparity and inequality, even passion and opportunity.

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Democracy is a problem and we don't want to get rid of it.

— Frank Gehry

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