"Humanity needs dreams to be able to survive the miseries of daily existence, even if only for an instant."
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."Oscar Niemeyer on Eleanor Roosevelt
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."Oscar Niemeyer on Walt Disney
"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible."Oscar Niemeyer on T. E. Lawrence
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."Oscar Niemeyer on Harriet Tubman
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."Oscar Niemeyer on James Dean
"It was the drawing that led me to architecture, the search for light and astonishing forms."
"I search for surprise in my architecture. A work of art should cause the emotion of newness."
"It is not with architecture that one can disseminate any political ideology."
"Architecture will always express the technical and social progress of the country in which it is carried out. If we wish to give it the human content that it lacks, we must participate in the political struggle."
"Architecture is my work, and I've spent my whole life at a drawing board, but life is more important than architecture. What matters is to improve human beings."