"But now, more and more, its society is concerned with economy and finance."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Tadao Ando on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Tadao Ando on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Tadao Ando on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Tadao Ando on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Tadao Ando on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture."
"If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what can be achieved from that nothingness."
"When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature - this very unique to Japan."
"I would like my architecture to inspire people to use their own resources, to move into the future."
"Japanese traditional architecture is created based on these conditions. This is the reason you have a very high degree of connection between the outside and inside in architecture."