Being the gateway to a large city, St. Louis, I had felt from the very beginning that somehow this building should symbolize this sense of being a gateway.
I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.
I think anybody over 30 plays parents because it happens in your thirties and so that's kind of a natural progression. But I'm definitely drawn to it. It's probably the most intense, passionate thing that happens to you as you get older.
I feel this is very important for us to have serene buildings because our civilization is chaotic as it is, you see; our whole machine age has brought about a chaos that has to be somehow counterbalanced, I think.
Out of chaos God made a world, and out of high passions comes a people.
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.
New Zealand is not a small country but a large village.
We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Large increases in cost with questionable increases in performance can be tolerated only in race horses and women.
That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.
Passion surprises. One doesn't search it. It can happen to you tomorrow.
You don't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers.
In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.
Shakespeare possesses the power of subordinating nature for the purposes of expression, beyond all poets.? His imperial muse tosses the creation like a bauble from hand to hand, and uses it to embody any caprice of thought that is uppermost in his mind.? The remotest spaces of nature are visited, and the farthest sundered things are brought together, by subtle spiritual connection.? We are made aware that magnitude of material things is relative, and all objects shrink and expand to serve the passion of the poet.
Well, if you look at the whole story, I mean there's only Jews and Romans in the story. I mean I just wanted to flesh that character out and make that a drama about the people around Christ when he was going through this passion.
The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
The Wayne Education Building was the first classroom building that we have done on the Wayne campus.
We have arrived at an intellectual chaos.
But, the thing is, since I always had my own little shop and direct access to the public, I've been able to build up a technique without marketing people ever telling me what the public wants.
Of course the light source must be very restricted for the large number of beams corresponding to the various kinds of light to appear separately.