"In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function."
"We shape our buildings thereafter they shape us."Michael Graves on Winston Churchill
"Whatever good things we build end up building us."Michael Graves on Jim Rohn
"I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build."Michael Graves on Ayn Rand
"A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom."Michael Graves on Ayn Rand
"Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age."Michael Graves on Frank Lloyd Wright
"If I have a style, I am not aware of it."
"I don't believe in morality in architecture."
"I have no requirements for a style of architecture."
"I see architecture not as Gropius did, as a moral venture, as truth, but as invention, in the same way that poetry or music or painting is invention."
"The dialogue of architecture has been centered too long around the idea of truth."
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