"My hand is the extension of the thinking process - the creative process."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Tadao Ando on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Tadao Ando on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Tadao Ando on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Tadao Ando on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Tadao Ando on Oscar Wilde
"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."