"It was always my goal to 'up the ante' on good design and rye devoted much of my career to this."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Michael Graves on Steve Jobs
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."Michael Graves on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Michael Graves on Robert Frost
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."Michael Graves on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Michael Graves on Erma Bombeck
"If I have a style, I am not aware of it."
"In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function."
"I don't believe in morality in architecture."
"I have no requirements for a style of architecture."
"I see architecture not as Gropius did, as a moral venture, as truth, but as invention, in the same way that poetry or music or painting is invention."