"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."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Minoru Yamasaki on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Minoru Yamasaki on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Minoru Yamasaki on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Minoru Yamasaki on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Minoru Yamasaki on John F. Kennedy
"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."