"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."
"We shape our buildings thereafter they shape us."Minoru Yamasaki on Winston Churchill
"Whatever good things we build end up building us."Minoru Yamasaki on Jim Rohn
"I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build."Minoru Yamasaki on Ayn Rand
"A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom."Minoru Yamasaki 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."Minoru Yamasaki on Frank Lloyd Wright
"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."
"The Wayne Education Building was the first classroom building that we have done on the Wayne campus."
"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."