Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but
Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of great anguish.

Architecture is not merely national but
Architecture is not merely national but clearly has local ties in that it is rooted in the earth.
I tell you, it is easier to build a grand
I tell you, it is easier to build a grand opera or a city center than to build a personal house.
Every one of my buildings begins with an
Every one of my buildings begins with an Italian journey.
And what most people don't understand is the
And what most people don't understand is the bulk of business in this country is small business.
Right now I'd say my favorite fashion
Right now I'd say my favorite fashion designer is Zac Posen.
I'm just competitive. It doesn't matter what
I'm just competitive. It doesn't matter what it is. I want to win.
I spend around three hours on the track and
I spend around three hours on the track and two hours in the weight room, five or six days a week.
I love the relays. Track is such an
I love the relays. Track is such an individual sport, so it's fun to do something together.
I feel old.
My speed is a gift from God, and I run for
My speed is a gift from God, and I run for His glory. Whatever I do, it all comes from him.
The very essence of architecture consists of
The very essence of architecture consists of a variety and development reminiscent of natural organic life. This is the only true style in architecture.
The most difficult problems are naturally not
The most difficult problems are naturally not involved in the search for forms for contemporary life. It is a question of working our way to forms behind which real human values lie.
Human life is a combination of tragedy and
Human life is a combination of tragedy and comedy. The shapes and designs that surround us are the music accompanying this tragedy and this comedy.
God created paper for the purpose of drawing
God created paper for the purpose of drawing architecture on it. Everything else is, at least for me, an abuse of paper.
Once I tried to make a standardization of
Once I tried to make a standardization of staircases. Probably that is one of the oldest of the standardizations. Of course, we design new staircase steps every day in connection with all our houses, but a standardized step depends on the height of the buildings and on all kinds of things.
Just as it takes time for a speck of fish
Just as it takes time for a speck of fish spawn to develop into a fully grown fish, so, too, we need time for everything that develops and crystallizes in the world of ideas. Architecture demands more of this time than other creative work.