The best Quotes by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

The best Quotes by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies; March 27, 1886 - August 17, 1969) was a German-American architect, academic, and interior designer. He was commonly referred to as Mies, his surname. Along with Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius and Frank Lloyd Wright, he is regarded as one of the pioneers of modernist architecture.

It's harder to build a good chair than to build a skyscraper.
It's better to be good than to be original.
Less is more.
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I don't want to be interesting. I want to be good.
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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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God is in the details.

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Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
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The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.
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The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
The space within becomes the reality of the building.
Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.
TV is chewing gum for the eyes.
New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed.
The truth is more important than the facts.
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I believe in God, only I spell it 'Nature'.
Space is the breath of art.
Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.
You know what they say about Chicago. If you don't like the weather, wait fifteen minutes.
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Why are there so many Latina's in Illinois?
Because that's where the Chica go.
Take me away, like I overdosed on cocaine
Or take me away like a bullet from Kurt Cobain, suicide
I'm from a windy city like Do or Die
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You can leave Chicago, but it will never leave you.
Village idiot? Hello, Chicago is a city, not a village, and the best city in the world!
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Looking at Chicago from outside the city in daylight is one of the most depressing sights in the world.
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Two-thirty, baby, won't you meet me by The Bean?
Too early, maybe later you can show me things
You know what it is, whenever I visit
Windy city, she blowin' me kisses
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There are too many senior citizens and good residents in Chicago who are sick and tired of having to walk several blocks out of their way when they leave their homes just to avoid the gangs and drug dealers on the street corner.
Chicago is not the most corrupt American city. It's the most theatrically corrupt.
I love architecture, but I learned early on that architects just don't make a lot of money.
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.
Contemporary architects tend to impose modernity on something. There is a certain concern for history, but it's not very deep.
Architecture must not do violence to space or its neighbors.
Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.
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There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
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?"
One forges one's style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines.
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A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Design is not just what it looks like. Design is how it works.
Sand is overrated. It's just tiny, little rocks.
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The best way to treat obstacles is to use them as stepping-stones. Laugh at them, tread on them, and let them lead you to something better.
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One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
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