"Some of your teachers are actually closer in age to you than you think."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Maya Lin on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Maya Lin on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Maya Lin on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Maya Lin on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Maya Lin on Robert Frost
"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."
"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."