” I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach? “


” Processionalism is primary – how you get from one place to another, the relationships and effects of spaces as you move about in them. That’s worked out awfully well in the State Theater. I’m a ‘straight-in’ man myself, I’m too nervous, I like to know where I am. I also like to know where I’m going. “


” Concrete you can mold, you can press it into – after all, you haven’t any straight lines in your body. Why should we have straight lines in our architecture? You’d be surprised when you go into a room that has no straight line – how marvelous it is that you can feel the walls talking back to you, as it were. “


” Anybody can build a building, putting some doors into it, but how many times have you been in a building that moves you to tears the way Beethoven’s ‘Eighth’ does? “


” It is wonderful to be in the country in a glass house, because no matter what happens out there, you’re nice and safe, you know, cuddled in your little bed, and there it is, raging storms, snowing – wonderful. “


” Don’t build a glass house if you’re worried about saving money on heating. “


” Faith? Haven’t any. I’m not a nihilist or a relativist. I don’t believe in anything but change. I’m a Heraclitean – you can’t step in the same river twice. “



All 7 Philip Johnson Quotes about You in picture


I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?
Processionalism is primary - how you get from one place to another, the relationships and effects of spaces as you move about in them. That


Concrete you can mold, you can press it into - after all, you haven
Anybody can build a building, putting some doors into it, but how many times have you been in a building that moves you to tears the way Beethoven
It is wonderful to be in the country in a glass house, because no matter what happens out there, you
Don
Faith? Haven
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