"You should be having more fun in high school, exploring things because you want to explore them and learning because you love learning-not worrying about competition."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Maya Lin on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Maya Lin on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Maya Lin on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Maya Lin on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Maya Lin on Earl Nightingale
"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."