"Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Kenzo Tange on Steve Jobs
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."Kenzo Tange on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Kenzo Tange on Robert Frost
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."Kenzo Tange on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Kenzo Tange on Erma Bombeck
"I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission... (to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of architecture and urban planning."
"There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart."
"Technological considerations are of great importance to architecture and cities in the informational society."