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The road to wisdom?—Well, it’s plain
and simple to express:

and err
and err again,
but less
and less
and less.

Piet Hein

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the crushing realities of delivering buildings.

David Page, Page\Park

Architecture lies on the slender margin between the real and the unreal.

Neil Gillespie, Riach and Hall

If somebody wants a well made building custom designed to its purpose and to its site, that’s my client. If somebody wants a Zumthor building, that’s not my client – I’m not a brand.

Peter Zumthor

The Greeks believed in the holiness of beauty and the Hebrews believed in the beauty of holiness.

“a Jewish historian”

Architecture is not a career. It is a strange sort of vocation that requires you to take vows of poverty and chastity to enter it.

Richard Murphy, in public debate 1/10/2013

These things—the beauty, the memory of our own past—are good images of what we really desire; but if they are mistaken for the thing itself they turn into dumb idols, breaking the hearts of their worshippers. For they are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never yet visited.

C.S. Lewis,The Weight of Glory

Art at its best draws attention not only to the way things are but to the way things will be, when the earth is filled with the knowledge of God as the waters cover the sea.

Tom Wright, Surprised by Hope

A beautiful video of the works of one architect on the Outer Hebrides.

The day has been delightful. I was out before six and made the fields my oratory, the sun shining bright and warm as at midsummer. I think my own devotions become more fervent when offered in this way amidst the general chorus with which all nature seems on such morning to be swelling the song of praise and thanksgiving.

William Wilberforce (inscribed on a stone
outside Canterbury Cathedral)

Gaining An Opinion

I'm still deciding!