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Abandoned Buildings Quotes


"Ever since I was two, I've loved octopuses, monsters, abandoned buildings." - China Mieville

"My mother and I took over abandoned buildings to sleep in." - Mark Webber

"I've never abandoned the novel." - V S Naipaul

"Buildings are forms of performances." - Rafael Vinoly

"Recently abandoned women can be complicated." - Elizabeth Kostova

"Fantasy abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters" - Francisco Goya

"A movie is never finished, only abandoned." - George Lucas

"Dissertations are not finished; they are abandoned." - Fred Brooks

"Love can be put off, never abandoned." - Sextus Propertius

"Poems are never finished - just abandoned" - Paul Valery

"Buildings should not look like Lady Gaga." - Robert A M Stern

"By law, all buildings should be white." - Le Corbusier

"New ideas must use old buildings" - Jane Jacobs

"I think buildings should imitate ecological systems." - Ken Yeang

"I try firstly to make buildings humane." - Moshe Safdie

"And exciting buildings are fine periodically." - Minoru Yamasaki

"My buildings are all on budget." - Frank Gehry

"Light is what gives joy to buildings." - Jaquelin T Robertson

"We build buildings which are terribly restless. And buildings don't go anywhere. They shouldn't be restless." - Minoru Yamasaki

"Books are never finished, They are merely abandoned." - Oscar Wilde

"The last thing abandoned by a party is its phraseology." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"Such groups abandoned merely formal freedom to support substantive causes." - Allan Bloom

"All four of them have completely abandoned one another." - Daniel Handler

"I don't think all buildings have to be iconic, but the history of the world has shown us that cultures build iconic buildings for their major public buildings." - Frank Gehry

"Yes, and I also like jumping out of tall buildings." - John Vanbiesbrouck

"Great buildings, like great mountains, are the work of centuries." - Victor Hugo

"Buildings should serve people, not the other way around." - John C. Portman, Jr.

"The higher the buildings, the lower the morals." - Noel Coward

"Don't say "the White House wants." Buildings can't want." - Donald Rumsfeld

"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us." - Winston Churchill

"Every one of my buildings begins with an Italian journey." - Alvar Aalto

"Don't say 'the White House wants.' Buildings can't want." - Donald Rumsfeld

"The English truly understand the dynamic between buildings and land." - Nicholas Haslam

"Buildings are always better than drawings and models." - Rafael Moneo

"When I was in high school, my friends and I would drive out into the country to abandoned houses and structures... haha... to ghost hunt. We would scare each other so bad! We would sometimes camp out by the abandoned buildings just to scare ourselves! Such good times. The adrenaline of real fear is so cool!" - Keegan Allen

"In some cities they tear down buildings to save taxes. They might try tearing down some taxes to save buildings." - Ken Schoolland

"I wanted to be an architect. I used to draw houses and buildings and construct buildings on my own." - Boyd Holbrook

"'Matterhorn' is my metaphor of the Vietnam War - we built it, we abandoned it, we assaulted it, we lost, and then we abandoned it again." - Karl Marlantes

"A goal casually set and lightly taken is freely abandoned at the first obstacle." - Zig Ziglar

"Men are perfectly willing to abandon a woman but they refuse to be abandoned by her." - Honore De Balzac

"Now in November nearer comes the sun down the abandoned heaven." - D H Lawrence

"It's hard to feel attracted to someone who has abandoned her sense of autonomy." - Esther Perel

"There are ways of being abandoned even when your parents are right there." - Louise Erdrich

"It was always himself that the coward abandoned first. After this all other betrayals came easily." - Cormac Mccarthy

"A family ship will never sink until it is abandoned by its crew." - Wes Fesler

"The chief purpose of government is to protect life. Abandon that and you have abandoned all." - Thomas Jefferson

"I like to say that films are never finished, they're only abandoned." - George Lucas

"Khrushchev's perestroika ended without any bloodshed. Khrushchev's companions abandoned their leader in time and turned Brezhnevists." - Aleksandr Zinovyev

"If you're feeling abandoned by the world, interact with anyone you can." - Martha Beck

"I have abandoned my search for truth and am now looking for a good fantasy" - Ashleigh Brilliant

"At last I perceive that in revolutions the supreme power rests with the most abandoned." - Georges Jacques Danton

"No one's ever achieved financial fitness with a January resolution that's abandoned by February." - Suze Orman

"My whole life I've had the fear that I was going to be abandoned." - Halle Berry

"WIth both trepidation and relief, I abandoned pragmatism in favor of magnetism." - Tama J. Kieves

"Once let good faith be abandoned, and all social existence would perish." - Livy

"Monet's work would have been even greater if he had not abandoned figure-painting." - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

"A great nation cannot abandon its responsibilities. Responsibilities abandoned today return as more acute crises tomorrow." - Gerald R Ford

"I just thought everybody lived around abandoned buildings and crack-heads, ... I lived in the ghetto until I was like 19. I came to Los Angeles, stayed at hotels and stuff. When I got back and I saw what my neighborhood looked like, I started getting scared." - Chris Rock

"Detroit is a city that really stands out. It's been through a very difficult time. There's been a lot of pain here, and the city, physically, has suffered. You can see it in certain neighborhoods, and there's buildings downtown that have been abandoned." - Michael Imperioli

"The thing that surprised me the most is just how much money women that weren't rich were paying for their hair. When you're in a beauty parlor in Harlem next to abandoned buildings and somebody's paying five grand for a weave, that's a bit much." - Chris Rock

"The swells were amazing! As big as three-story apartment buildings!" - Abby Sunderland

"Why are they called buildings when they"re already finished? Should' they be called builts?" - Steven Wright

"Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable if they last long enough." - Robert Towne

"First life, then spaces, then buildings - the other way around never works." - Jan Gehl

"An endless number of green buildings doesn't make a sustainable city." - Jan Gehl

"Nothing requires the architect's care more than the due proportions of buildings." - Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

"Good buildings come from good people, ad all problems are solved by good design." - Stephen Gardiner

"School buildings should be opened and used twenty four hours a day." - Nikki Giovanni

"Our roots are clinging, we shouldn't knock down so many old 'buildings.'" - Whit Stillman

"There are plenty of ruined buildings in the world but no ruined stones." - Hugh Macdiarmid

"Why are they called buildings when they're already finished? Shouldn't they be called builts?" - Steven Wright

"I have designed the most buildings of any living American architect." - Alexander Jackson Davis

"In Japan, there is less a culture of preserving old buildings than in Europe." - Tadao Ando

"Often the art in New York is related to the buildings, to grandiose things." - Christo

"You cannot separate the buildings out from the infrastructure of cites and the mobility of transit." - Norman Foster

"I wanted to experience New York, to look up and see buildings." - Haile Gebrselassie

"I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?" - Philip Johnson

"Houston is undoubtedly my showcase city. I saved all my best buildings for Houston." - Philip Johnson

"There's no worse feeling than seeing my buildings and realizing the mistakes." - Philip Johnson

"I'm not a builder of buildings, I'm a builder of collections." - Leonard Lauder

"Had I listened to my agent, I'd be running around in tights, climbing buildings and stuff." - Heath Ledger

"My buildings don't speak in words but by means of their own spaciousness." - Thom Mayne

"I cannot look at modern buildings without thinking of historical ones." - Kevin Mccloud

"People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"For me, I guess I'm the acting equivalent of somebody that jumps off buildings and parachutes." - Joaquin Phoenix

"All these buildings are like mountains I would like to climb, but I am forbidden." - Alain Robert

"I did climb about 80 buildings around the world and I climbed even the five tallest." - Alain Robert

"You can't create a monster, then whine when it stomps on a few buildings." - Yeardley Smith

"We want our buildings to work like a machine that will create a pleasurable environment." - Helmut Jahn

"Before 2000, everything was about being contextual, and buildings were supposed to be good citizens." - Bernard Tschumi

"Nothing requires the architect's care more than the due proportions of buildings." - Vitruvius

"My buildings are like my children, so I cannot have favorites." - Cesar Pelli

"I know this simple fact to be true, for I myself have abandoned people who did not want me to go, and I myself have been abandoned by those whom I begged to stay." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"To those supporters who were told that I abandoned them, that is untrue. I abandoned greed, corruption, and compromise, never you, and never the artistic gifts and abilities that sustained me." - Lauryn Hill

"We cannot bear to regard ourselves simply as playthings of blind chance, we cannot admit to feeling ourselves abandoned." - Ugo Betti

"The reason that men are so slow to confess their vices is because they have not yet abandoned them." - Henry Ward Beecher

"If experiments on animals were abandoned on grounds of compassion, mankind would have made a fundamental advance." - Richard Wagner

"My muse is an ungrateful harlot who's abandoned me to actually come up with my own plots." - Richelle Mead

"If I die, I die friendless and abandoned. What choice did that leave him, but to live?" - George R R Martin

"It is when God appears to have abandoned us that we must abandon ourselves most wholly to God." - Francois Fenelon

"I live and reign since I have abandoned those pleasures which you by your praises extol to the skies." - Horace

"What abandoned course is that?" - Sam Snead

"Finally, mutually, and completely, they released all doubts, abandoned all fears, unwilling and unable to deny this overpowering love." - R Lee Ermey

"When Mother died I was both freed and abandoned, as are we all at this profound juncture in our lives." - Rita Mae Brown

"No matter what storm you face, you need to know God loves you. He has not abandoned you." - Franklin Graham

"God has abandoned you. Fear does not serve you. Your heart has betrayed you. Only the music can guide you." - Noah Levine

"America has abandoned the strong woman of spirituality and is shacking up with the harlot of materialism." - Joseph Losery

"When a woman starts to disentangle herself from patriarchy, ultimately she is abandoned to her own self." - Sue Monk Kidd

"This is wonderful, wonderful! Be the bird. You are the bird. Sacrifice yourself to abandoned family values...." - Laurie Halse Anderson

"The struggle of my life created empathy - I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me." - Oprah Winfrey

"When you are abandoned by two parents as a baby - wow, that is something to live with." - Marion Cotillard

"Then I abandoned comics for fine art because I had some romantic vision of being like Vincent Van Gogh Jr." - Bill Griffith

"The news is staged, anticipated, reported, analyzed until all interest is wrung from it and abandoned for some new novelty." - Thomas Griffith

"Nobody in Europe will be abandoned. Nobody in Europe will be excluded. Europe only succeeds if we work together." - Angela Merkel

"At the moment of childbirth, every woman has the same aura of isolation, as though she were abandoned, alone." - Boris Pasternak

"The thing that surprised me the most is just how much money women that weren't rich were paying for their hair. When you're in a beauty parlor in Harlem next to abandoned buildings and somebody's paying five grand for a weave, that's a bit much. I think this is, in a weird way, part of the health care debate. It's like, hmm, there's people with $2000 weaves that could have bought health care with that weave money." - Chris Rock

"See all these buildings, Russell? All these buildings were once a drawing on a piece of paper, and before that they were an idea in someone's head. Any idea that you have, you can make manifest." - Russell Brand

"Feel like real time unfolding. It's going to smack of reality and feel as real as it can ... The buildings themselves aren't (shown) ... The movie's about what happened amongst this handful of men when the buildings came down." - Nicolas Cage

"There is a kind of virtue that lies not in extraordinary actions, not in saving poor orphans from burning buildings, but in steadfastly working for a world where orphans are not poor and buildings comply with decent fire codes." - Randy Cohen

"You see all these old buildings [in Rio] going down or catching fire overnight, and it is so sad. I am very connected with these buildings because they are our history. It is the only one that we have." - Sonia Braga

"I don't do casinos or prisons; I like to do projects that enhance the lives of everyday people, like campus buildings, libraries, museums and government buildings. That's why I love working in the public sector." - Philip Freelon

"We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us." - Winston Churchill

"Italy is full of historical buildings. And Europe holds a great history of philosophy from Greece until today. I read all those books and see these buildings, and I think of where I stand when I design my architecture." - Tadao Ando

"True leaders don't invest in buildings. Jesus never built a building. They invest in people. Why? Because success without a successor is failure. So your legacy should not be in buildings, programs, or projects; your legacy must be in people." - Myles Munroe

"In Paris, there has to be a presence. History becomes the most interesting when it's compared to the present. I mean there's a whole group of people that want to build new buildings that look like old buildings." - Thom Mayne

"I have a book of buildings from 25,000 BC. These are huts built out of mammoth bones. These buildings were beautifully made, from the bones of the body into shelter." - Ben Nicholson

"Scientists say an 8.9 earthquake here could knock down buildings, flood coastal areas... and improve the roads." - Bill Maher

"All the buildings of justice will remain idle on the day when all men have high conscience!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"The job of buildings is to improve human relations: architecture must ease them, not make them worse." - Ralph Erskine

"Education doesn't just take place in stuffy classrooms and university buildings, it can happen everywhere, every day to every person." - Richard Branson

"I am a believer, but I affirm that in public buildings the law of the Republic overrides religious rules." - Jean-Pierre Raffarin

"There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners." - Antonio Gaudi

"People get work done, not buildings, not staffs in a generic sense, and not plans, but people" - Colin Powell

"Buildings should be good neighbours." - Paul Thiry

"All governments, Books, customs, buildings, railways, ships, and all the stark realities that men have made, Are but imagination's utterances." - Henry Abbey

"I'm a New Yorker. I like the big streets and the big buildings. It's a great place to walk." - Ed Askew

"If you want to know what a given society believes in, look at what its largest buildings are devoted to." - Joseph Campbell

"The sweet smell of the South, of Camellias and Azaleas, clings to Beaufort's ancient and historic buildings." - Walter Cronkite

"Chinais a world class if not the world class property bubble, primarily high-rise buildings, offices and condos." - James Chanos

"Our odd idea of the classical world, the white Washington, D.C., is based on buildings that were originally brightly painted." - Glenn O'Brien

"Ninety percent of the buildings we live in and around aren't architecture. No, that's not right - 98 percent." - Frank Gehry

"When we're dealing with historic buildings, we don't replicate, but we try to be subordinate and be deferential to them." - Peter Clewes

"I know that New York is big, there are huge buildings, but in fact, it's quite small and contained..." - Benjamin Clementine

"I have a lovely room and bath in the hotel. It's a little inconvenient, they're in two separate buildings!" - Henny Youngman

"America has been hit by Allah at its most vulnerable point, destroying, thank God, its most prestigious buildings." - Osama Bin Laden

"I don't like the idea of being surrounded by hidden things; people you can't see in buildings and cars." - Will Oldham

"I have been criticized rather strenuously by painters and sculptors for not incorporating their work in our buildings." - Minoru Yamasaki

"There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners." - Antoni Gaudi

"I jumped between two seven-story buildings in Los Angeles, launching from one rooftop to the other with ramps." - Tony Hawk

"The more sophisticated we get, the more advanced our buildings and vehicles become, the more vulnerable we are." - Stephen Ambrose



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