"I like to play with architecture! It's my favorite game."
"We shape our buildings thereafter they shape us."Jean Nouvel on Winston Churchill
"Whatever good things we build end up building us."Jean Nouvel on Jim Rohn
"I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build."Jean Nouvel on Ayn Rand
"A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom."Jean Nouvel 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."Jean Nouvel on Frank Lloyd Wright
"Each new situation requires a new architecture."
"I think architecture has to be a gift."
"It is not possible to design always the same. How to be different in each different place - that is the most important work and duty of the architect to find out."
"My buildings are more famous than me."