The architect should strive continually to simplify; the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered that comfort and utility may go hand in hand with beauty.

Frank Lloyd Wright

You can't really say what is beautiful about a place, but the image of the place will remain vividly with you.

Tadao Ando

There is a role and function for beauty in our time.

Tadao Ando

People tend not to use this word beauty because it's not intellectual - but there has to be an overlap between beauty and intellect.

Tadao Ando

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.

John Ruskin

Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light.

John Ruskin

Only when inspired to go beyond consciousness by some extraordinary insight does beauty manifest unexpectedly.

Arthur Erickson

You don't know what the Chinese expect in the way of beauty. The presentation is just a farce. You come into a room filled with 50 people and they don't talk to you. There's very little interaction.

Helmut Jahn

We say we want to create beauty, identity, quality, singularity. And yet, maybe in truth these cities that we have are desired. Maybe their very characterlessness provides the best context for living.

Rem Koolhaas