"Look, architecture has a lot of places to hide behind, a lot of excuses. 'The client made me do this.' 'The city made me do this.' 'Oh, the budget.' I don't believe that anymore."
"We shape our buildings thereafter they shape us."Frank Gehry on Winston Churchill
"Whatever good things we build end up building us."Frank Gehry on Jim Rohn
"I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build."Frank Gehry on Ayn Rand
"A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom."Frank Gehry 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."Frank Gehry on Frank Lloyd Wright
"Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness."
"Liquid architecture. It's like jazz - you improvise, you work together, you play off each other, you make something, they make something. And I think it's a way of - for me, it's a way of trying to understand the city, and what might happen in the city."
"When I was a kid, my father didn't really have much hope for me. He thought I was a dreamer he didn't think I would amount to anything. My mother also."
"For me, every day is a new thing. I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did. And I get the sweats. I go in and start working, I'm not sure where I'm going. If I knew where I was going I wouldn't do it."