God is the ultimate experience of silence, of beauty, of bliss, a state of inner celebration.
When asked if I consider myself Buddhist, the answer is, Not really. But it's more my religion than any other because I was brought up with it in an intellectual and spiritual environment. I don't practice or preach it, however.
I want to do very useful buildings and I would like to find a method of producing these buildings through our technology because I think that this is the only way that we will gain wonderful environment easily in the future.
Yes, I was invited to make the sound environment at a booth of a huge electronic company, during the Hanover Industrial Fair in 1973. It was a job. Slightly good paid. But not as much as my producer then told the press.
Shortly afterwards my father told me that he might be going into the Eastern Zone of Germany. At that time my own mind was closer to his than it had ever been before, because he also believed that they are at least trying to build a new world.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.
Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war.
In the West there has always been the attempt to try make the religious building, whether it's a Medieval or Renaissance church, an eternal object for the celebration of God. The material chosen, such as stone, brick, or concrete, is meant to eternally preserve what is inside.
I liked to work in a shop down in the basement and invent things and build gadgets.
When you're comfortable with someone you love, the silence is the best. And, that's how me and J. are. When we're in a room together, we don't have to say anything. It's for real.
Castles in the air - they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build too.
Never misunderstand seriousness for sincerity. Sincerity is very playful, never serious. It is true, authentic, but never serious. Sincerity does not have a long face, it is bubbling with joy, radiating with an inner joyousness.
In silence we must warp much of our life, because it is too fine for speech, because also we cannot explain it to others,and because somewhat we cannot yet understand.
I try to take the time to appreciate and I certainly do appreciate and I do feel proud but that is probably one of the things I need to work on, building a bit of time for myself.
And, yes, I love the process of building.
In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations.
We all live every day in virtual environments, defined by our ideas.
I'm such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own.
The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.
The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.
The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.
Have you ever been to the proper desert? The most extraordinary thing is the silence. There's nothing to move out there. I got such a buzz out of it.
If you look at the buildings, you'll find that one part looks as if it was designed by one man, and you go around and look at another facade and it looks as if it was designed by another man, you see.