"I hope that America as a whole, and especially its architects, will become more seriously involved in producing a new architectural culture that would bring the nation to the apex - where it has stood before - and lead the world."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Tadao Ando on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Tadao Ando on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Tadao Ando on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Tadao Ando on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Tadao Ando on Dalai Lama
"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."