"In architecture the idea degenerated. Design allows a more direct and pleasurable route."
"We shape our buildings thereafter they shape us."Charles Eames on Winston Churchill
"Whatever good things we build end up building us."Charles Eames on Jim Rohn
"I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build."Charles Eames on Ayn Rand
"A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom."Charles Eames 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."Charles Eames on Frank Lloyd Wright
"Choose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world."
"Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design."
"To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number, to the specialist of an enlightened matter, to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need."
"Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose."
"The details are not the details. They make the design."