"The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace... a representation of man's belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and, through cooperation, his ability to find greatness."
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."Minoru Yamasaki on Jimi Hendrix
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."Minoru Yamasaki on Mahatma Gandhi
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."Minoru Yamasaki on Mother Teresa
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."Minoru Yamasaki on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."Minoru Yamasaki on John Lennon
"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."