quotes about art, architecture and other important things

a collection of quotes that I gathered over the years through my reading.  I don't necessarily agree with all of the ideas and opinions expressed herein but those that either provoked thought or tickled were included.

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essences

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“God is in the details.” – – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe [1886-1969] German American architect

Mies van der Rohe

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer, but to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design.  Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers.” – -Steve Jobs 1955-2011] American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor

Steven Paul Jobs

Steven Paul Jobs

Do not disturb my circles!

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“Noli turbare circulos meos,” (Do not disturb my circles.) – – Purportedly the last words of Archimedes of Syracuse [c. 287 BC – c. 212 BC] Ancient Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer  before being killed at 75 by a Roman soldier in the siege on Syracuse during the Second Punic War 218-201 BC

Archimedes painted by Domenico Fetti in 1620

Archimedes of Syracuse painted by Domenico Fetti in 1620

on managing expectations

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“The supreme misfortune is when theory outstrips performance.”  – – Leonardo da Vinci, [1452-1519] (first a Florentine) Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer – some would say archetypal Renaissance Man

portrait of Leonardo da Vinci by Francesco Melzi

portrait of Leonardo da Vinci by Francesco Melzi

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