"I don't want to be interesting. I want to be good."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Ludwig Mies van der Rohe on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Ludwig Mies van der Rohe on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Ludwig Mies van der Rohe on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Ludwig Mies van der Rohe on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Ludwig Mies van der Rohe on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"True education is concerned not only with practical goals but also with values. Our aims assure us of our material life, our values make possible our spiritual life."