"I like things that are kind of eclectic, when one thing doesn't go with another. That's why I love Rome. The town itself is that way. It's where Fascist architecture meets classic Renaissance, where the ancient bangs up against the contemporary. It has a touch of everything. That's my style, and that's what my work is about."
"We shape our buildings thereafter they shape us."Giambattista Valli on Winston Churchill
"Whatever good things we build end up building us."Giambattista Valli on Jim Rohn
"I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build."Giambattista Valli on Ayn Rand
"A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom."Giambattista Valli 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."Giambattista Valli on Frank Lloyd Wright
"I have made bouquets of pleats, bouquets of flowers, bouquets of ruffles, bouquets of feathers. Often I design in mousseline, held tightly around the waist, and with something else going on all around."
"Capucci was the biggest schooling I had. It wasn't just about the technical knowledge, such as color and volume, but also about the secret rules, and the beautiful codes of respect between the atelier and the master."