"With production alone as the goal, industry in North America was dominated by the assembly line, standardization for mass consumption."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Arthur Erickson on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Arthur Erickson on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Arthur Erickson on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Arthur Erickson on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Arthur Erickson on Marilyn Monroe
"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."
"Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture."