"How we are using up our home, how we are living and polluting the planet is frightening. It was evident when I was a child. It's more evident now."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Maya Lin on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Maya Lin on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Maya Lin on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Maya Lin on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Maya Lin on Robert Frost
"Some of your teachers are actually closer in age to you than you think."
"I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That's art to me."
"Warmth isn't what minimalists are thought to have."
"Even though I build buildings and I pursue my architecture, I pursue it as an artist. I deliberately keep a tiny studio. I don't want to be an architectural firm. I want to remain an artist."
"I probably spent the first 20 years of my life wanting to be as American as possible. Through my 20s, and into my 30s, I began to become aware of how so much of my art and architecture has a decidedly Eastern character."