The best Quotes by I. M. Pei

The best Quotes by I. M. Pei

Ieoh Ming Pei (April 26, 1917 – May 16, 2019) was a Chinese-American architect.

Contemporary architects tend to impose modernity on something. There is a certain concern for history, but it's not very deep.
A city, far from being a cluster of buildings, is actually a sequence of spaces enclosed and defined by buildings.
Architecture must not do violence to space or its neighbors.
I have a great love for nature. That must have started somewhere down back home, I think, because my family own one of the better known gardens in Soochow, so I played there, and I lived there, and so I must have absorbed something there. So I continue to have a great interest in nature.
The essence of architecture is form and space, and light is the essential element to the key to architectural design, probably more important than anything. Technology and materials are secondary.

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No wonder the city never sleeps, it's too busy trying to get laid.
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There are eight million people in this city. And those teeming masses exist for the sole purpose of lifting the few exceptional people onto their shoulders.
Grüner Kobold in Spider-Man
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If I can make it there
I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you
New York, New York
Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
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Manhattan, for millions of our forefathers, the gateway to hope, opportunity and happiness beyond their wildest dreams. Today, that hope is still alive, it's called "The First Date". On Saturday nights, every restaurant in Lower Manhattan resembles its own little Ellis Island.
Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City - Season 2 Episode 3
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I want to wake up in that city
That doesn't sleep
And find I'm king of the hill
Top of the heap
Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
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In a city that moves so fast, you get the Sunday paper on Saturday - how did any of us know how much time we had left?
Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City - Season 2 Episode 5
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We are New Yorkers. Proud citizens of the greatest city on earth. Thinking big isn't new to us. It is the very foundation of who we are.
Regardless of our differences, this was still New York. A melting pot crammed onto an island, then pushed into a subway car with a rat eating pizza. You're not left or right. You're a New f*cking Yorker and we're in this together.
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Do you know how bad that coffee has to be to to be considered a health risk in New York? This is the same city where pizza gets delivered by a rat!
I don't wanna f*ck it up because one of us didn't prepare for the slim possibility of New York City traffic!
Michael Lawson in Uncoupled - Season 1 Episode 1
I remember Hell's Kitchen when you couldn't walk west of Ninth Avenue without getting knifed. Now it's Chelsea with better gays.
Stanley James in Uncoupled - Season 1 Episode 1
Most people come to New York to be discovered. The rest of us come here to hide.
It's fascinating to see how versatile New York City is. It lends itself to being so many different places!
The crime problem in New York is getting really serious. The other day the Statue of Liberty had both hands up.
I love New York; I love the city. It's impossible. It's a theme park of a city.
Being a single girl in New York... it's what you should be doing in your twenties!
People say New Yorkers can't get along. Not true. I saw two New Yorkers, complete strangers, sharing a cab. One guy took the tires and the radio; the other guy took the engine.
No place epitomizes the American experience and the American spirit more than New York City.
In New York City, a lot of people think 'the great outdoors' is the area between your front door and a taxi cab.
A real New Yorker likes the sound of a garbage truck in the morning.
New York is my favorite city in the world.
I find it hard to relax. I live in New York.
L.A., it's nice, but I think of sunshine and people on rollerblades eating sushi. New York, I think of nighttime, I think of Times Square and Broadway and nightlife and the city that never sleeps.
New York in spring and autumn is absolutely beautiful, but the winter is absolutely depressing.
I love architecture, but I learned early on that architects just don't make a lot of money.
Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.
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Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.
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Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.
You can be a mason and build 50 buildings, but it doesn't mean you can design one.
Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.
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The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.
The space within becomes the reality of the building.
There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
God is in the details.
Ted: "Trying to get them interested in architecture as a career."
Barney: "Why? Are we running out of buildings?"
Robin: "Are we running out of boring people?"
A city is a concrete labyrinth in which our mind is lost.
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The first time that you escape from home or the small town that you live in - there's a reason a small town is called a small town: It's because not many people want to live there.
A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams.
The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.
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Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.
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One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
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What do you call an Asian Dwayne Johnson?
The Wok.
I'm paranoid. On my stationary bike, I have a rear view mirror.

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