"A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Ludwig Mies van der Rohe on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Ludwig Mies van der Rohe on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Ludwig Mies van der Rohe on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Ludwig Mies van der Rohe on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Ludwig Mies van der Rohe on Ambrose Bierce
"Simply by not owning three medium-sized castles in Tuscany I have saved enough money in the last forty years on insurance premiums alone to buy a medium-sized castle in Tuscany."
"Less is more."
"Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins."
"Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space."
"I don't want to be interesting. I want to be good."