"I hope America can also be the cultural leader of the world, and use this frontier spirit to lead and show others that we need courage to go places where we have not gone before."
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."Tadao Ando on Steve Jobs
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'"Tadao Ando on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."Tadao Ando on Nelson Mandela
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."Tadao Ando on Winston Churchill
"There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."Tadao Ando on Ronald Reagan
"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."