Philip Johnson Quotes

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Philip Johnson Quotes

Architects are pretty much high-class whores. We can turn down projects the way they can turn down some clients, but weve both got to say yes to someone if we want to stay in business.
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Architecture is basically the design of interiors, the art of organizing interior space.

— Philip Johnson

Faith? Haven't any. I'm not a nihilist or a relativist. I don't believe in anything but change. I'm a Heraclitean - you can't step in the same river twice.

— Philip Johnson

Doing a house is so much harder than doing a skyscraper.

— Philip Johnson

Don't build a glass house if you're worried about saving money on heating.

— Philip Johnson

Maybe, just maybe, we shall at last come to care for the most important, most challenging, surely the most satisfying of all architectural creations: building cities for people to live in.

— Philip Johnson

Houston is undoubtedly my showcase city. I saved all my best buildings for Houston.

— Philip Johnson

It is wonderful to be in the country in a glass house, because no matter what happens out there, you're nice and safe, you know, cuddled in your little bed, and there it is, raging storms, snowing - wonderful.

— Philip Johnson

I call myself a traditionalist, although I have fought against tradition all my life.

— Philip Johnson

I wish someone would ask me to design a cathedral.

— Philip Johnson

Dullness is the enemy.

— Philip Johnson

Purpose is not necessary to make a building beautiful.

— Philip Johnson

Architects are pretty much high-class whores. We can turn down projects the way they can turn down some clients, but we've both got to say yes to someone if we want to stay in business.

— Philip Johnson

From the very fact the universe is on the whole orderly, in a manner comprehensible to our intellect, is evidence that we and it were fashioned by a common intelligence.

— Philip Johnson

I think the collectors have made an enormous contribution, not only to the market but to painters themselves ... These people that buy, that set standards, make everyone else itch to emulate.

— Philip Johnson

American megalomania is largely responsible for the growth of the Skyscraper School.

— Philip Johnson

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