"If architecture is, as is sometimes said, music set in concrete, then football and basketball may be said to be creativity embodied in team sports."
"We shape our buildings thereafter they shape us."Michael Mandelbaum on Winston Churchill
"Whatever good things we build end up building us."Michael Mandelbaum on Jim Rohn
"I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build."Michael Mandelbaum on Ayn Rand
"A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom."Michael Mandelbaum on Ayn Rand
"Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age."Michael Mandelbaum on Frank Lloyd Wright
"The great thing about baseball is the causality is easy to determine and it always falls on the shoulders of one person. So there is absolute responsibility. That's why baseball is psychologically the cruelest sport and why it really requires psychological resources to play baseball - because you have to learn to live with failure."
"In my experience, it's not just that serious books get a hearing on comedy shows. But serious books get a serious hearing, as well as a funny one, on comedy shows."
"Words matter, especially words defining complicated political arrangements, because they shape perceptions of the events of the past, attitudes toward policies being carried out in the present, and expectations about desirable directions for the future."
"After all, the past is our only real guide to the future, and historical analogies are instruments for distilling and organizing the past and converting it to a map by which we can navigate."
"The war on terror, I believe, will be waged by effective intelligence and police work and cruise missiles."