In architecture as in all other operative arts, the end must direct the operation. The end is to build well. Well building has three conditions: Commodity, Firmness and Delight.
Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.
Architecture is inhabited sculpture.
Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul.
Architecture is like a mythical fantastic. It has to be experienced. It can't be described. We can draw it up and we can make models of it, but it can only be experienced as a complete whole.
The architect is not free, but the artist is... The architect works with his head, but the artist with his heart.
Architecture is the triumph of human imagination over materials, methods, and men, to put man into possession of his own Earth. It is at least the geometric pattern of things, of life, of the human and social world. It is at best that magic framework of reality that we sometimes touch upon when we use the word order.
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