"I want to do very useful buildings and I would like to find a method of producing these buildings through our technology because I think that this is the only way that we will gain wonderful environment easily in the future."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Minoru Yamasaki on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Minoru Yamasaki on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Minoru Yamasaki on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Minoru Yamasaki on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Minoru Yamasaki on William Shakespeare
"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."