"If we can't face death, we'll never overcome it. You have to look it straight in the eye. Then you can turn around and walk back out into the light."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Maya Lin on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Maya Lin on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Maya Lin on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Maya Lin on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Maya Lin on Helen Keller
"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."