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Frank Gehry Quotes

Quotes by Frank Gehry - (22 quotes)

Frank Gehry - From the Abstraction category:

We've just been through a period of extreme abstract expressionism and it's coming now to a screeching halt. Let's not throw out the baby with the bath water. (Frank Gehry)

Frank Gehry - From the Architecture category:

Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness. (Frank Gehry)

Frank Gehry - From the Architecture category:

Liquid architecture. It's like jazz - you improvise, you work together, you play off each other, you make something, they make something... (Frank Gehry)

Frank Gehry - From the Collaboration category:

I like the idea of collaboration - it pushes you. It's a richer experience... (Frank Gehry)

Frank Gehry - From the Construction category:

I think my best skill as an architect is the achievement of hand-to-eye coordination. I am able to transfer a sketch into a model into the building. (Frank Gehry)

Frank Gehry - From the Drawing category:

I know I draw without taking my pen off the page. I just keep going, and that my drawings I think of them as scribbles. I don't think they mean anything to anybody except to me, and then at the end of the day, the end of the project, they wheel out these little drawings and they're damn close to what the finished building is and it's the drawing... (Frank Gehry)

Frank Gehry - From the Ego category:

I've been told I have the biggest ego in the world and that it manifests itself when you come to me and say, 'I don't like this' or 'I want a change'... and that I relish that because my ego's so big I think I can solve whatever you throw at me and make it even better. I enjoy the interaction and the challenge. (Frank Gehry)

Frank Gehry - From the Experience category:

Let the experience begin! (Frank Gehry)

Frank Gehry - From the Expression category:

Your best work is your expression of yourself. Now, you may not be the greatest at it, but when you do it, you're the only expert. (Frank Gehry)

Frank Gehry - From the Influence category:

The message I hope to have sent is just the example of being yourself. (Frank Gehry)

Frank Gehry - From the Insecurity category:

For me, every day is a new thing. I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did. And I get the sweats. I go in and start working, I'm not sure where I'm going. If I knew where I was going I wouldn't do it. (Frank Gehry)

Frank Gehry - From the Inspiration category:

You can look anywhere and find inspiration. (Frank Gehry)

Frank Gehry - From the Money category:

You have to build up a credibility before the support comes to you. (Frank Gehry)

Frank Gehry - From the Obsession category:

I am obsessed with architecture. It is true, I am restless, trying to find myself as an architect and how best to contribute in this world filled with contradiction, disparity and inequality, even passion and opportunity. (Frank Gehry)

Frank Gehry - From the Play category:

Creativity is about play and a kind of willingness to go with your intuition. It's crucial to an artist. If you know where you are going and what you are going to do, why do it? (Frank Gehry)

Frank Gehry - From the Responsibility category:

Take what comes your way. Do the best with it. Be responsible as you can and something good will happen... (Frank Gehry)

Frank Gehry - From the Searching category:

The fact is I'm an opportunist. I'll take materials around me, materials on my table, and work with them as I'm searching for an idea that works. (Frank Gehry)

Frank Gehry - From the Shock category:

To me, it's not strange. Everything else is strange. (Frank Gehry)

Frank Gehry - From the Standards category:

Your work may be great and not make its way into the big picture... like Van Gogh... so who's to say what's good and bad? (Frank Gehry)

Frank Gehry - From the Talent category:

Not every person has the same kinds of talents, so you discover what yours are and work with them. (Frank Gehry)

Frank Gehry - From the Unknowns category:

You've got to bumble forward into the unknown. (Frank Gehry)

Frank Gehry - From the Work category:

Well, I've always just - I've never really gone out looking for work. I always waited for it to sort of hit me on the head. (Frank Gehry)