"I left science, then I went into art, but I approach things very analytically. I choose to pursue both art and architecture as completely separate fields rather than merging them."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Maya Lin on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Maya Lin on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Maya Lin on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Maya Lin on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Maya Lin on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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."