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#1. Architecture should be rooted in the past, and yet be part of our own time and forward looking. - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#2. I make no apologies for being a huge fan of radio songs. - Author: Keith Urban
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#3. The wind is blowing. Adore the wind. - Author: Pythagoras
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#4. We are producing urban places which are disjointed and disconnected and not worthy of our civilisation - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#5. Needless to say, urgings by ravens are ignored at one's peril. - Author: James D. Doss
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#6. Urban design as a discipline barely exists in most American and Canadian cities. In Singapore, there are innovative transportation strategies at work. - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#7. I don't think I have a signature style that announces, 'This is a Safdie.' But I think star architects have seized an opportunity to go anywhere in the world to produce meaningless buildings. - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#8. You know what they say, Two pairs a company, cheese a croud - Author: Annoying Orange
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#9. Never abandon as hopeless something you've never tried. - Author: David Dalglish
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#10. Get to know the real you, rather than try to look like or dress like those around you. - Author: Catie Curtis
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#11. A house is not a machine! It's something else for living - but not a machine. - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#12. You have to really think about what kind of guy the character is and decide on a style that works, that complements my physicality and that's going to be believable, but also be compelling for the audience and for the camera. - Author: Holt McCallany
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#13. The greatest satisfaction, I think, is when a building opens and the public possesses it and you cut the umbilical cord and you see it taking on its own life. There's no greater satisfaction. - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#14. Beauty connotes humanity. We call a natural object beautiful because we see that its form expresses fitness, the perfect fulfillment of function. - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#15. I have a passion for libraries. They are potentially real community centers. - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#16. This is the contradictory desire in our utopia. We want to live in a small community with which we can identify and yet we want all the facilities of the city of millions of people. We want to have very intense urban experiences and yet we want the open space right next to us. - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#17. I grew up in a country where the environment was very social justice-oriented. - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#18. I think you need to, as an architect, understand the essence of a place and create a building that feels like it resonates with the culture of a place. So my buildings in India or in Kansas City or in Arkansas or in Singapore, they come out different because the places are so different. - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#19. Performing arts buildings are complex. The acoustics, the sight lines and all that have to just be perfect. So you begin with just making these things sublime as musical instruments. And if you fail there, you have failed it all. - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#20. Mum always says it's really important to get three meals a day, even though she's always on a diet. - Author: J.L. Merrow
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#21. Countries and places have a history, a story, and a culture. - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#22. The bitterness of living in a mess remains long after the sweetness of resting is forgotten. - Author: Sandra Felton
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#23. I'm completely taken and impressed by the planning authority of Singapore and its Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). It's the most cutting-edge agency in the world. They have very effective guidelines for development, and they review design as it evolves. - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#24. Oh, remember this, the sweetness of religion is incomparably more than all the pleasures of sense. - Author: William Bates
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#25. A painter, a sculptor, a writer, they can express freely. They don't affect society as a whole. We build buildings that have a purpose, that stay there for hundreds of years or decades. - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#26. But deluded people don't realize that their own mind is the Buddha. They keep searching outside. - Author: Bodhidharma
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#27. My identity is always at the forefront, and I also think that every article that is written about me refers to me as an Israeli architect. - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#28. Except for the projects in Israel, my being Israeli has contributed negatively to my global activity. It is hard for me, for example, to get projects in the Persian Gulf emirates. - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#29. I think the general public's response to my projects is very strong. You can be an intellectual and say that popularity detracts from architectural quality. On the other hand, you can see in the public's identification something very positive. - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#30. There is a profound ethic to architecture which is different from the other arts. - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#31. I want my buildings to take root and look as if they've always been there. It isn't about pastiche or adapting what's already there. It's about trying to blend the future and the past. - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#32. Give no time to finding fault of criticism. - Author: Marvin J. Ashton
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#33. I try firstly to make buildings humane. - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#34. Dallas popped his jaw. I do not cackle. I bitch like a he-man. - Author: Gena Showalter
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#35. Architecture has joined the world of fashion, but fashion is passing and architecture is timeless. - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#36. Who knows, maybe I am simply a talented architect? - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#37. The unknown terrifies me, but you're worth it. - Author: Danielle Jamie
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#38. Architecture is changing faster than some other professions. - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#39. Amendment to live by-
Jesus first,
Others second,
Yourself last. - Author: Michelle Duggar
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#40. I want my children to be able to meet and play and communicate with many other children on their own, not only when they are driven somewhere. I want them to grow up in an environment that is not just a place where people sleep but where people work.. and where people enjoy themselves. - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#41. We live in a complicated, oppressive world with enormous cities and vast populations, and I try to contribute by making it more light and open and calm. - Author: Moshe Safdie
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#42. There are signs, these days, that the cultural hegemony of postmodernism is weakening in the West. When even the developers tell an architect like Moshe Safdie that they are tired of it, then can philosophical thinking be far behind? - Author: David Harvey
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