"All architecture is great architecture after sunset perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks."
"We shape our buildings thereafter they shape us."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Winston Churchill
"Whatever good things we build end up building us."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Jim Rohn
"I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Ayn Rand
"A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom."Gilbert K. Chesterton 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."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Frank Lloyd Wright
"Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long and the age of the great epics is past."
"All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But you do not. If you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change."
"Man does not live by soap alone and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it."
"There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds."
"I was planning to go into architecture. But when I arrived, architecture was filled up. Acting was right next to it, so I signed up for acting instead."