"My dad was dean of fine arts at the university. I was casting bronzes in the school foundry. I was using the university as a playground."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Maya Lin on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Maya Lin on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Maya Lin on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Maya Lin on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Maya Lin on Friedrich Nietzsche
"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."