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Michael Graves Quotes

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If I have a style, I am not aware of it.
- Michael Graves

Related topics: Architecture

In any architecture, there is an equity between the
pragmatic function and the symbolic function.
- Michael Graves

I don't believe in morality in architecture.
- Michael Graves

In designing hardware to be used every day,
it was important to keep both the human aspects and the machine in mind.
What looks good also often feels good.
- Michael Graves


 

The dialogue of architecture has been centered too
long around the idea of truth.
- Michael Graves

I don't care what people call me, labels have the negative
value of making smaller boundaries for people.
- Michael Graves

It was always my goal to 'up the ante' on good design
and rye devoted much of my career to this.
- Michael Graves


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I see architecture not as Gropius did,
as a moral venture, as truth, but as invention,
in the same way that poetry or music or painting is invention.
- Michael Graves

I have no requirements for a style of architecture.
- Michael Graves

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug,
thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts,
in speech or on paper, some style.
- Alan K. Simpson

Don't get me wrong, I think bikes are terrific.
I own several of my own, including a trendy mountain style,
and ride them for pleasure and light exercise.
- Brock Yates

Style used to be an interaction between the human soul
and tools that were limiting.
In the digital era, it will have to come from the soul alone.
- Jaron Lanier

Style, no matter how outrageous it is,
is still an expression of someone's personality.
And my personality is somewhere stuck in the classics.
- Liev Schreiber

I will go through these style phases.
I think it's confusing in some ways.
People like bands to be really consistent.
- Mary Timony

I haven't stuck to any formula.
Most great writers stick to the same style,
but I wanted to be more various.
- Irwin Shaw

It's no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying,
'Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer.'
By then,
pigs will be your style.
- Quentin Crisp

Instead of the international police action we had hoped
for during the war in Kosovo,
there are wars again - conducted with state-of-the-art technology,
but still in the old style.
- Jurgen Habermas

For better or worse, I've always tried to march to
my own drum and tell it like it is,
while preserving some integrity and style.
God, I'm fabulous!
- Michael Musto

The difference between style and fashion is quality.
- Giorgio Armani

I was backstage in Paris and saw Cindy Crawford doing House Of Style.
I thought, I would love to to be in control of my career.
- Tyra Banks

Radical Chic, after all, is only radical in Style;
in its heart it is part of Society and its traditions.
- Tom Wolfe

Americans can pretty much sing anything,
whereas foreign singers are often limited in style,
language, even composer.
- Marilyn Horne

A style is not a matter of camera angles or fancy footwork,
it's an expression, an accurate expression of your particular opinion.
- Karel Reisz

Taste is more to do with manners than appearances.
Taste is both myth and reality; it is not a style.
- Stephen Bayley

I'm gonna try to be cured.
I've been on heroin eight years and I want to try a different style of life.
It made me split up from my wife.
It ruined a lot of things for me.
- Johnny Thunders

My writing style is very sensual, as in sensory detail.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Scientists - the crowd that for dash and style make
the general public look like the Bloomsbury set.
- Fran Lebowitz

It would be great to make a movie that had the style of a great '30's film.
- Laura Dern

You don't learn style from watching people on a runway.
Fashion happens every morning when you wake up.
- Shalom Harlow

Forget about style; worry about results.
- Bobby Orr

Style is the perfection of a point of view.
- Richard Eberhart

His style has the desperate jauntiness of an orchestra
fiddling away for dear life on a sinking ship.
- Edmund Wilson

Trying to write books with a subject matter or in a
genre or style you're not familiar with is the best
way to find the Big Block looming.
- Jeffery Deaver

The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical,
an elegant and pregnant texture: that is style,
that is the foundation of the art of literature.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Modern as the style of Pascal's writing is,
his thought is deeply impregnated with the spirit of the Middle Ages.
He belonged, almost equally, to the future and to the past.
- Lytton Strachey

When I am in form, my style is a little bit stubborn,
almost brutal.
Sometimes I feel a great spirit of fight which drives me on.
- Boris Spassky

Apparently, there's this whole set of disgruntled people
but obviously it's not my intention to offend anyone
by changing the style of music that I've done.
- Jonny Lang

So many cartoonists draw the same year after year.
When they find a style, they stick with it.
They don't mess with innovation, and they become boring.
- Pat Oliphant

It would be easier to say, what was the difference
in style from many years ago.
Many years ago, the old violinists, they also had a good technique,
they were not tonally as good.
- Ruggiero Ricci

They look for the top note to end every song.
They don't know what they are singing about.
There is no style.
- Frankie Avalon

Actually I like the idea of being a Renaissance hack.
If tombstones were still in style, I would want to
have the two words chiseled right under my name.
- Dennis Flanagan

The whole point in developing your own style is to find your own voice.
- Dave Holland

What is generally referred to as American-style films are,
in fact, studio productions.
- Wim Wenders

I wanted to get back to my style of 20 years ago after
a long period of exploring horror and fantasy themes.
- Dario Argento

And shooting things in a documentary style was a good
way to create tension and energy without money.
- Michael Patrick Jann

A feel-good style can be a symptom of unawareness or lack of caring.
- Fernando Flores

It's not a company of exponents of my style.
- Graeme Murphy

It is the nobility of their style which will make our
writers of 1840 unreadable forty years from now.
- Stendhal

He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher.
- Walt Whitman

Every day each of us wakes up, reaches into drawers and closets,
pulls out a costume for the day and proceeds to dress
in a style that can only be called preposterous.
- Mary Schmich

The thing is, we've changed our style but we've never
changed the actual roots of what we've done.
- John Oates

I do not think I reinvent myself.
Wearing my hair differently or changing my style of
dress is playing dress-up.
I don't take it too seriously.
- Mariah Carey

They've got this house style which is writer driven.
I heard of one person who sent his script in,
and Karen Berger said there weren't enough words in it.
Put some more in.
- Eddie Campbell

When we want to have our own style of living,
it is nobody's business but ours.
What we do in private is our private business.
- Eartha Kitt

I'm Owen Hart and I have my own identity and my own style.
- Owen Hart

As far as the style, I was fascinated by surrealism.
- Mark Mothersbaugh

What I think of as style - and I've gotten to this
over years of really thinking about it -
is that style is the unconscious choices I make.
- John Corigliano

It's a matter of style.
The Evan Hunter style and the Ed McBain style are very,
very different.
- Evan Hunter

Style is not neutral; it gives moral directions.
- Martin Amis

No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife between the
shoulder blades will cramp his style.
- Steven Brust

Every violinist has a different style,
so it's important to be able to recognise their styles.
You don't have to like everyone's style but you have to know these styles.
- Ruggiero Ricci

In order to do a musical now, a style must be developed
that works for today's audience.
- Randal Kleiser

I wanted to keep exploring...
I'm not about to choose a series of movies in which
I can use the same bag of tricks and style that I used in the first film.
- Sam Mendes

My contention is that that style is just as stylized as an ornate style.
- Rick Moody

I like to think that if I were gay I would be out.
Rupert Everett-style.
- Ben Affleck

It was really terrific but Foreigner was nothing like
Yes and that style did not suit our music.
- Lou Gramm

I was wildly out of style when that television theme
song suddenly pushed its way onto the Top Ten.
It was certainly not the record company trying to make that happen.
- John Sebastian

So there is a personal sense of style for a given work -
I don't like a general style,
but every work has its own style, and I want to create a style for every work.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

"Camp" is a vision of the world in terms of style -
but a particular style.
It is the love of the exaggerated.
- Susan Sontag

It's all a matter of hearing what I like and seeing
if I can make it fit into my style.
- Joe Cocker


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