Today's developer is a poor substitute for the committed entrepreneur of the last century for whom the work of architecture represented a chance to celebrate the worth of his enterprise.
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With production alone as the goal, industry in North America was dominated by the assembly line, standardization for mass consumption.
Only when inspired to go beyond consciousness by some extraordinary insight does beauty manifest unexpectedly.
Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.
We are guilty for sending teams into foreign countries to advise them how to be like us.
Compared to industry in Europe or Japan, where industry was based on a craft tradition, we are sadly behind.
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It is disturbing to discover in oneself these curious revelations of the validity of the Darwinian theory. If it is true that we have sprung from the ape, there are occasions when my own spring appears not to have been very far.
Cornelia Otis Skinner
They are the only people in the world who I can truly trust and rely on. Touring gets really lonely. I guess I have friends around me but when you're paying them can they ever really be true friends?
If they had killed by father and my mother and all my friends, yet if they had come to treat of peace, they ought to have gone in peace.