"Modernism released us from the constraints of everything that had gone before with a euphoric sense of freedom."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Arthur Erickson on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."Arthur Erickson on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Arthur Erickson on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Arthur Erickson on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Arthur Erickson on Mahatma Gandhi
"With production alone as the goal, industry in North America was dominated by the assembly line, standardization for mass consumption."
"Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture. It is not the physical statement of the structure so much as what it contains that moves us."
"Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart."
"The details are the very source of expression in architecture. But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line."
"Today's developer is a poor substitute for the committed entrepreneur of the last century for whom the work of architecture represented a chance to celebrate the worth of his enterprise."