"And I feel that we in our society should not be held by any such myth that we should do everything we can to gain a delight and joy in our society with all the available parts of the palette."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Minoru Yamasaki on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Minoru Yamasaki on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Minoru Yamasaki on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Minoru Yamasaki on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Minoru Yamasaki on Mahatma Gandhi
"We build buildings which are terribly restless. And buildings don't go anywhere. They shouldn't be restless."
"So what we have tried to do in our later buildings is to try to be completely consistent, as a painter is consistent or as a sculptor is consistent. Architecture also must be very consistent."
"Japanese architecture is very much copied in this country and in Europe."
"If you examine this, I think that you will find that it's the mechanics of Japanese architecture that have been thought of as the direct influence upon our architecture."
"The Wayne Education Building was the first classroom building that we have done on the Wayne campus."