Oscar Niemeyer Quotes

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Oscar Niemeyer Quotes

Humanity needs dreams to be able to survive the miseries of daily existence, even if only for an instant.
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The artistic capability of reinforced concrete is so fantastic - that is the way to go.

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For me beauty is valued more than anything - the beauty that is manifest in a curved line or in an act of creativity.

— Oscar Niemeyer

Right angles don't attract me. Nor straight, hard and inflexible lines created by man.

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My work is not about 'form follows function,' but 'form follows beauty' or, even better, 'form follows feminine.'

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I like talking to priests, to Catholics. Everyone has their beliefs.

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I am a Brazilian before I am an architect. I cannot separate the two.

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It is not with architecture that one can disseminate any political ideology.

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It was the drawing that led me to architecture, the search for light and astonishing forms.

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Architecture will always express the technical and social progress of the country in which it is carried out. If we wish to give it the human content that it lacks, we must participate in the political struggle.

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Surprise is key in all art.

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What attracts me are free and sensual curves. The curves we find in mountains, in the waves of the sea, in the body of the woman we love.

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I have always accepted and respected all other schools of architecture, from the chill and elemental structures of Mies van der Rohe to the imagination and delirium of Gaudi. I must design what pleases me in a way that is naturally linked to my roots and the country of my origin.

— Oscar Niemeyer

Turning 102 is crap, and there is nothing to commemorate.

— Oscar Niemeyer

When you have a large space to conquer, the curve is the natural solution.

— Oscar Niemeyer

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