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.

August 2014 - studio of Glenn Williams Architect NCARB


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“Every artist was first an amateur.” – –   Ralph Waldo Emerson [1803-1882] American essayist, lecturer, and poet


Ralph Waldo Emerson ca 1857


“The first job of the man who has a problem must be to become better acquainted with it.  The way to do this is by producing an inadequate solution to the problem – a speculation – and by criticizing this.  To understand a problem means, in effect, to understand its difficulties; and this cannot be done until we see why the more obvious solutions do not work  Even in those cases where no satisfactory answer turns up we may learn something from this procedure.” – –  William Bartley [1934-1990] American philosopher and author

W.W. Bartley, III