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Ugly Buildings Quotes


"I'm ugly." - Amy Winehouse

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

"That kid can hit balls over buildings." - Casey Stengel

"Buildings have been made because of man." - Leon Battista Alberti

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

"She was ugly from the front, and I said ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly. Well, I could handle it behind her." - Lyle Lovett

"Imperfections don't make something ugly." - Amy Neftzger

"Denial is an ugly thing." - Nicholas Sparks

"We live in ugly times." - David Byrne

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

"In Florence, classical buildings sit against medieval buildings. It's that contrast we like." - Richard Rogers

"It could be so beautiful here if the Americans themselves had not made it so ugly with their big buildings, their millions of cars, and noise ..." - Greta Garbo

"I did not find Liverpool ugly. Her stately public buildings, broad streets, public squares, and noble statues redeem her from the charge." - M. E. W. Sherwood

"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

"Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun." - Frank Lloyd Wright

"Why, I just shake the buildings out of my sleeves." - Frank Lloyd Wright

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

"When reality looks too ugly, fantasize." - Jimmy Buffett

"Jealousy is such an ugly emotion." - Cassandra Clare

"There are no ugly women, only lazy." - Coco Chanel

"Discourtesy is unspeakably ugly to me," - Hannibal

"Ugly deeds are most estimable when hidden." - Blaise Pascal

"He's too ugly to be the champ!" - Muhammad Ali

"Sometimes you have to win ugly." - Vinny Testaverde

"Nothing is irredeemably ugly but sin." - Honore De Balzac

"Don't use your film for ugly purpose." - Karl Lagerfeld

"Racism. It's ugly. Even in tubers." - Alton Brown

"My knees have always been ugly." - Germaine Greer

"Fear is vulnerability's ugly little sister." - Jaime Murray

"The media paint ugly pictures about you." - Kim Basinger

"Beauty magazines make my girlfriend feel ugly." - James De La Vega

"I have never met an ugly woman." - David Bailey

"Beautiful words are ugly motives best friends." - Steve Fowler

"Lord Chesterfield designated ugly women as the third sex; how shall we place ugly men." - Anna C. Mowat

"It's the ugly things I notice more, because other people tend to ignore the ugly things." - Alexander Mcqueen

"There's no such thing as an ugly goal. Ugly is to not score one." - Dada Maravilha

"The private buildings [of Virginia] are very rarely constructed of stone or brick; much the greatest proportion being of scantlingand boards, plastered with lime. It is impossible to devise things more ugly, uncomfortable, and happily more perishable." - Thomas Jefferson

"To me, Los Angeles and California and executive power are about big, open warehouse buildings. Tech companies are buying oversized buildings, because they project growth immediately." - James Pearse Connelly

"Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders' spinning, buildings qualified by light, bred by native character to environment, married to the ground." - Frank Lloyd Wright

"'Fecundity' is an ugly word for an ugly subject. It is ugly, at least, in the eggy animal world. I don't think it is for plants." - Annie Dillard

"Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Vice knows she is ugly, so puts on her mask." - Benjamin Franklin

"Because she is too ugly to kiss goodbye." - Bum Phillips

"Behind every glorious facade there is always hidden something ugly." - Stanislaw Lem

"I never saw an ugly thing in my life." - John Constable

"I might be ugly, but my cars are real pretty." - Gucci Mane

"Art produces ugly things which frequently become beautiful with time." - Jean Cocteau

"Swans are majestic, beautiful looking creatures. With really ugly temperaments." - Michael Gira

"This issue has brought out the ugly in our society." - Sharon Har

"Take nothing for granted as beautiful or ugly." - Frank Lloyd Wright

"One can be ugly in looks, but lovely in disposition." - L Frank Baum

"There are no ugly questions except those clothed in condescension." - John Steinbeck

"I said to them last week that I'd like them to win ugly and they certainly won ugly today. That was the ugliest thing I've seen since the ugly sisters fell out of the ugly tree." - Terry Butcher

"My friends think I'm ugly, I gotta masculine face." - Tom Waits

"Guilty as charged. Perl is happily ugly, and happily derivative." - Larry Wall

"Hey ugly folks, go get some cyanide and die." - Frank Zappa

"All profoundly original art looks ugly at first." - Clement Greenberg

"She's so ugly, the tide wouldn't take her out." - Martin Kaye

"What ugly sights of death within mine eyes!" - William Shakespeare

"Never trust a pretty girl with an ugly secret." - Sara Shepard

"A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly." - Roald Dahl

"Washington D.C. politics is like Hollywood for ugly people." - Ted Cruz

"A beautiful product that doesn't work very well is ugly." - Jonathan Ive

"Without the rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Ugly facts are a challenge to beautify them." - Henry S Haskins

"Oh gracious, why wasn't I born old and ugly?" - Charles Dickens

"Hate leaves ugly scars, love leaves beautiful ones." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"I've known attractive airheads, and I've known ugly idiots." - Neil Cavuto

"Nothing is ugly as long as it is alive." - Coco Chanel

"Look at how goddamn ugly the stars are." - Al Kaline

"I am ugly, but what I do have is charm." - Ronaldinho

"Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity." - William Blake

"Does he have ugly hands? Sometimes beautiful people have ugly hands." "No he has kind of amazing hands." - John Green

"I don't have ugly ducklings turning into swans in my stories. I have ugly ducklings turning into confident ducks." - Maeve Binchy

"One ugly trick has often spoiled The sweetest and the best; Matilda, though a pleasant child, One ugly trick possessed." - Jane Taylor

"Fashion often starts off beautiful and becomes ugly, whereas art starts off ugly sometimes and becomes beautiful." - David Bailey

"I don't have ugly ducklings turning into swans in my stories. I have ugly ducklings turn into confident ducks." - Maeve Binchy

"The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Flexibility makes buildings to be stronger, imagine what it can do to your soul." - Carlos Barrios

"I see water and buildings ... Oh my God! Oh my God." - Madeline Amy Sweeney

"Some ruins of ancient times are much more beautiful than the best buildings of modern eras!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"I wanted to preserve the old buildings, not to destroy them and build something new." - Farah Diba

"We expect too much of new buildings , and too little of ourselves." - Jane Jacobs

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

"There actually are buildings that existed in cyberspace before they built it." - Howard Rheingold

"In a few wretched buildings, we created a whole new industry with international significance." - Edwin H. Land

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

"Garages, barns and attics are always older than the buildings to which they are attached." - Leonard Cohen

"In Los Angeles, by the time you're 35, you're older than most of the buildings." - Delia Ephron

"Buildings designed exclusively on scientific principles will depress their occupants and constrain their creativity." - Robert Evans

"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

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

"Downtown Detroit has more vacant buildings over 10 storeys than any city in the world." - Meg White

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

"If sanity ever returns to our society and we stop taking pretentious elites seriously, one of the signs will be that the public will force the removal of those ugly pieces of twisted metal that are called 'art' in front of government buildings." - Thomas Sowell

"As taxpayers, we have quietly accepted the fact that our taxes will be spent to pay big bucks for all sorts of ugly, twisted metal to be displayed in front of or inside government buildings, in the name of 'art' that was obviously never meant to give the public any enjoyment and often represented a thumbing of the artist's nose at the public." - Thomas Sowell

"The automobile has not merely taken over the street, it has dissolved the living tissue of the city. Its appetite for space is absolutely insatiable; moving and parked, it devours urban land, leaving the buildings as mere islands of habitable space in a sea of dangerous and ugly traffic." - James Marston Fitch

"Modernism really started with people getting infatuated with the idea of "It's the 20th century, is this suitable for the 20th century?" This happened before the First World War and it wasn't just the soldiers. You can see it happening if you read the Bloomsbury biographies. It was a reaction to a great extent against Victorianism. There was so much that was repressive and stuffy. Victorian buildings were associated with it, and they were regarded as very ugly. Even when they weren't ugly, people made them ugly. They were painted hideously." - Jane Jacobs

"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

"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

"Respect yourself. Try to remember that not everything in life can be perfect. You will make mistakes. That's inevitable. But you are not ugly. You will only be ugly when you behave in an ugly way." - Pete Townshend

"Buildings should be good neighbours." - Paul Thiry

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

"I want to show you that you can leap tall buildings, walk through walls, and change reality." - Elan Lee

"Buildings designed with careful attention to aesthetics arouse and enlighten their occupants and that promotes their good health." - Robert Evans

"Buildings are forms of performances." - Rafael Vinoly

"What I have learned about museum buildings is that buildings have to have iconic presentations. The position of the art museum vis-a-vis other civic buildings needs to be hierarchal in the community. It has to be equal to the library and the courthouse." - Frank Gehry

"I tell ya, I was an ugly kid. I was so ugly that my dad kept the kid's picture that came with the wallet he bought." - Rodney Dangerfield

"Ugly is attractive. Ugly is exciting." - Miuccia Prada

"Fashion is what seems beautiful now but looks ugly later; art can be ugly at first but it becomes beautiful later." - Mona Simpson

"Maybe a story will cheer you up... Once upon a time there was an ugly barnacle. It was so ugly that everyone died. The end." - Patrick Star

"Only the beautiful can acknowledge all that is beautiful, and only the ugly can acknowledge all that is ugly as being beautiful." - Suzy Kassem

"Ugly deeds are taught by ugly deeds." - Sophocles

"I wear the midi because I feel if you're going to look ugly, you may as well look this year's ugly." - Joan Rivers

"What motivates me in art is the ugly and beautiful nature of the truth. It has to be truthful and honest, even if it is ugly and grotesque." - Corin Nemec

"Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time." - Jean Cocteau

"Words are the vibrations of nature. Therefore, beautiful words create beautiful nature. Ugly words create ugly nature. This is the root of the universe." - Masaru Emoto

"My husband was just OK looking. I was in labor and I said to him, 'What if she's ugly? You're ugly.'" - Beverly Johnson

"And you, madam, are ugly. But I shall be sober in the morning." - Winston Churchill

"You're looking exceptionally ugly tonight, Madam, is it because we have company?" - Alfred Jarry

"The attitude of unhappiness is not only painful, it is mean and ugly." - William James

"There is no sight so ugly as the human face in anger." - Louise Fitzhugh

"Those who believe they are ugly / objectify the rest of us." - Judy Grahn

"It is our destiny to be born beautiful into an ugly age." - Henry Rollins

"Why should I spoil my mood by wearing an ugly suit?" - Bryan Ferry

"We go through the good, the bad and the ugly all together." - Emily Robison

"I have not know a worthy son to whom his mother appeared ugly." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Pride is ugly. It says 'If you succeed I am a failure.'" - Ezra Taft Benson

"Only that which serves no end is beautiful; everything useful is ugly." - Theophile Gautier

"The world's as ugly, ay, as Sin,- And almost as delightful." - Frederick Locker-Lampson

"There is nothing more ugly than an orthodoxy without understanding or compassion." - Francis Schaeffer

"I'm too homely for a prima donna and too ugly for a soubrette." - Marie Dressler

"Nature has hardly formed a woman ugly enough to be insensible to flattery upon her person." - Lord Chesterfield

"Have you heard that modesty is an attractive traits? Only to ugly people" - Cassandra Clare

"I saw opportunity appear in an ugly six-spindle shake machine ... and grabbed it." - Ray Kroc

"There's no cure for ugly, but you can make yourself into a human optical illusion." - Jenna Marbles

"For every perfect little town, there's something ugly underneath. No dream without the nightmare." - Blake Crouch

"I am a boring looking guy with a common face, ugly scars and a toothy smile." - Farhan Akhtar

"You can call it ugly if you want, but I'd call it a win." - Brian Urlacher

"Truth is not beautiful, neither is ugly, Why should it be either? Truth is Truth." - Owen C. Middleton

"A coxcomb is ugly all over with the affectation of the fine gentleman." - Samuel Johnson

"I bet you're not dangerous at all, are you? Are you, you great ugly brute?" - J K Rowling

"The beauty on the inside, will determine the ugly on the outside." - Anthony Liccione

"What were the bodies like on the beach? Ugly and white and ruined by offices." - Leonard Cohen

"I bet you're not dangerous at all, are you? Are you, you great ugly brute?" - J K Rowling



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