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Those who largely rely on their hands and the beautiful or shocking traces of the imagination that they leave on the canvas ...CONCRETE... one builds a picture. (Pierre Alechinsky)

When you make something, cleaning it out of structural debris is one of the most vital things you do. (Christopher Alexander)

This is a fundamental view of the world. It says that when you build a thing you cannot merely build that thing in isolation, but must repair the world around it, and within it, so that the larger world at that one place becomes more coherent, and more whole; and the thing which you make takes its place in the web of nature, as you make it. (Christopher Alexander)

Speaking as a builder, if you start something, you must have a vision of the thing which arises from your instinct about preserving and enhancing what is there. (Christopher Alexander)

The shortest distance between two points is under construction. (Noelie Altito)

Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone. (Jorge Luis Borges)

-on the 1913 Armory Show, New York...
The world in every department of life is becoming intent on constructive problems; and in art it is the structural qualities of composition that are claiming the study of younger men. (Charles Caffin)

Michelangelo is a constructor, and Rafael an artist who, great as he is, is always limited by the model. When he tries to be thoughtful he falls below the niveau of his great rival. (Paul Cezanne)

The deconstructionist notion that 'anything goes' in art means also that 'nothing goes.' Thus, the argument seen from that perspective is pointless and goes nowhere. (Lisa Chakrabarti)

The whole difference between a construction and a creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists. (G. K. Chesterton)

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us. (Winston Churchill)

My precept to all who build, is that the owner should be an ornament to the house, and not the house to the owner. (Cicero)

I build a painting by putting little marks together – some look like hot dogs, some like doughnuts. (Chuck Close)

'Step by step, a path; stone by stone, a cathedral,' my great-grandfather used to say. (Phil Cousineau)

Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone - but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding. (Quentin Crisp)

Rome wasn't built in a day and if it had been, it might have fallen apart just as quickly. (Jeff Davidson)

I let nature invade my mind with her variety of changing forms; these become the building blocks that I draw upon to create. (Charles Duback)

The brush is a more powerful and rapid tool than the point or the stump... the main thing that the brush secures is the instant grasp of the grand construction of a figure. (Thomas Eakins)

A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task for life; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

The artist reconstructs the random vocabulary of verticals, horizontals, diagonals, volumes, cubes, spheres, textures, darks, lights, patterns, and color into an order of vital relationships inextricably linked to the dynamics of life. (R. D. Abbey & G. William Fiero)

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)

Objects are held by the backgrounds that are cut into them. (Robert Genn)

He must not demolish, but build. He must raise temples where mankind may come and partake of the purest pleasure. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Painting and sculpture are very archaic forms. It's the only thing left in our industrial society where an individual alone can make something with not just his own hands, but brains, imagination, heart maybe... (Philip Guston)

Where you find imagination tracing the outlines and reason filling in the details, there you have a man. (Henry S. Haskins)

Man-made things, buildings, boats, etc., we see more decidedly than the other things in a landscape. (Charles Hawthorne)

A constructive work is an embodiment of freedom itself, and is unconsciously perceived, even by those who are consciously against it. The desire to live is the strongest universal emotion; it springs from the depths of our unconscious sensibility - and the desire to give life is our most potent, constructive, conscious expression of this intuition. (Barbara Hepworth)

Castles in the air – they're so easy to take refuge in. So easy to build, too. (Henrik Ibsen)

If it had been possible to build the Tower of Babel without climbing it, it would have been permitted. (Franz Kafka)

The organic laws of construction tangled me in my desires, and only with great pain, effort, and struggle did I break through these 'walls around art.' (Wassily Kandinsky)

Constructiveness is the human way. (Dalai Lama)

Recreational development is a job not of building roads into the lovely country, but of building receptivity into the still unlovely human mind. (Aldo Leopold)

In the elder days of Art, / Builders wrought with greatest care / Each minute and unseen part; / For the gods see everywhere. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before. (Robert S. Lynd)

My marks are results of a building process; strokes building form, creating a sense of depth and three-dimensionality. (Jeanean Songco Martin)

Fit the parts together, one into the other, and build your figure like a carpenter builds a house. Everything must be constructed, composed of parts that make a whole... (Henri Matisse)

You are actually constructing... what your head understood about what your eyes saw. (Doris McCarthy)

Find your center and build from there. (Margaret Merrill)

I have a book of buildings from 25,000 BC. These are huts built out of mammoth bones. These buildings were beautifully made, from the bones of the body into shelter. (Ben Nicholson)

Of course, I have given my engineers some headaches over the years, but they go with me. I have always wanted my buildings to be as light as possible, to touch the ground gently, to swoop and soar, and to surprise. (Oscar Niemeyer)

When one has finished building one's house, one suddenly realizes that in the process one has learned something that one really needed to know in the worst way - before one began. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

-on flower series...
I'll make them big like huge buildings going up. People will be startled; they will have to look at them. (Georgia O'Keeffe)

I get just as excited about building a birdhouse as when providing strategic counsel to a client. (Robert L. Peters)

Every act of construction is an act of destruction. (Pablo Picasso)

As the builders say, the larger stones do not lie well without the lesser. (Plato)

Prose needs to be built like a cathedral. There one is truly without a name, without ambition, without help; on scaffoldings, alone with one's consciousness. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

As bees gather honey, so we collect what is sweetest out of all things and build... (Rainer Maria Rilke)

Where can we find greater structural clarity than in the wooden buildings of the old? Where else can we find such unity of material, construction and form? Here the wisdom of whole generations is stored. (Ludwig Mies van der Rohe)

We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it. (John Ruskin)

When we build, let us think that we build for ever. (John Ruskin)

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

One of the hedgehogs greatest constructs is a smeuse. (Ralph Santullo)

- The Mystic Masters Speak! by Vernon Howard...
Ever building, building to the clouds, still building higher, and never reflecting that the poor narrow basis cannot sustain the giddy tottering column. (Johann Friedrich von Schiller)

Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships. (Charles Simic)

The body of a young woman is God's greatest achievement... Of course, He could have built it to last longer but you can't have everything. (Neil Simon)

Choice and chance structure art and nature. (Frederick Sommer)

- Great Wall Style: Building Home with Jim Spear...
Site is the beginning of making the space. What I mean by this is not just the lay of the land, or even where the sun comes up. It's also the social environment and what is already built around you. (Jim Spear)

- The Mighty Task is Done...
At last the mighty task is done; / Resplendent in the western sun / The Bridge looms mountain high; / ... Its towers pierce the sky. (Joseph B. Strauss)

The city is built / To music, therefore never built at all, / And therefore built forever. (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

Snowmen fall from Heaven unassembled. (Author unknown)

The road to success is always under construction. (Author unknown)

Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction. (Simone Weil)

These paintings are not planned... The construction of the picture happens as I go from top to bottom. It's then that the adjustments occur: color, light, drawing, tone. (Neil Welliver)

Destroying is a necessary function in life. Everything has its season, and all things eventually lose their effectiveness and die. (Margaret J. Wheatley)

It is almost as if you were frantically constructing another world while the world that you live in dissolves beneath your feet, and that your survival depends on completing this construction at least one second before the old habitation collapses. (Tennessee Williams)

Writing a novel is like building a wall brick by brick; only amateurs believe in inspiration. (Frank Yerby)

Too low they build who build below the skies. (Edward Young)