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Alvar Aalto Quotes

You had me at hello
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A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her
I told you I'll be ready in FIVE minutes, stop calling me every half hour
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And then you meet one person and your life changes forever
Don't look back you're not going that way
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A year from now you'll wish you started today
I never make the same mistake twice. I make it five or six times, just to be sure
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The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary
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Architecture belongs to culture, not to civilization  (Alvar Aalto Quotes) Even the smallest daily chore can be humanized with the harmony of culture  (Alvar Aalto Quotes) Our time is so specialised that we have people who know more and more or less and less  (Alvar Aalto Quotes) Once I tried to make a standardization of staircases. Probably that is one of the oldest of the standardizations. Of course, we design new staircase steps every day in connection with all our houses, but a standardized step depends on the height of the buildings and on all kinds of things.  (Alvar Aalto Quotes) God created paper for the purpose of drawing architecture on it. Everything else is, at least for me, an abuse of paper.  (Alvar Aalto Quotes) Objects are made to be completed by the human mind  (Alvar Aalto Quotes) Architecture is not merely national but clearly has local ties in that it is rooted in the earth  (Alvar Aalto Quotes) I do not write, I build  (Alvar Aalto Quotes) It is the task of the architect to give life a gentler structure  (Alvar Aalto Quotes) We should work for simple, good, undecorated things  (Alvar Aalto Quotes) Form must have a content, and that content must be linked with nature  (Alvar Aalto Quotes) True architecture exists only where man stands in the center  (Alvar Aalto Quotes) Modern architecture does not mean the use of immature new materials; the main thing is to refine materials in a more human direction  (Alvar Aalto Quotes) Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together  (Alvar Aalto Quotes) God created paper for the purpose of drawing architecture on it. Everything else is at least for me an abuse of paper  (Alvar Aalto Quotes) Human life is a combination of tragedy and comedy. The shapes and designs that surround us are the music accompanying this tragedy and this comedy  (Alvar Aalto Quotes) The best standardisation committee in the world is nature herself, but in nature standardisation occurs mainly in connection with the smallest possible units: cells. The result is millions of flexible combinations in which one never encounters the stereotyped  (Alvar Aalto Quotes) Just as it takes time for a speck of fish spawn to develop into a fully grown fish, so, too, we need time for everything that develops and crystallizes in the world of ideas. Architecture demands more of this time than other creative work  (Alvar Aalto Quotes) We should work for simple, good, undecorated things, but things which are in harmony with the human being and organically suited to the little man in the street  (Alvar Aalto Quotes) We should concentrate our work not only to a separated housing problem but housing involved in our daily work and all the other functions of the city  (Alvar Aalto Quotes) We have almost a city has probably two or three hundred committees. Every committee is dealing with just one problem and has nothing to do with the other problems  (Alvar Aalto Quotes) The ultimate goal of the architect... is to create a paradise. Every house, every product of architecture... should be a fruit of our endeavour to build an earthly paradise for people  (Alvar Aalto Quotes) The tubular steel chair is surely rational from technical and constructive points of view. It is light, suitable for mass production, and so on. But steel and chromium surfaces are not satisfactory from the human point of view  (Alvar Aalto Quotes) The most difficult problems are naturally not involved in the search for forms for contemporary life. It is a question of working our way to forms behind which real human values lie  (Alvar Aalto Quotes) Nothing is as dangerous in architecture as dealing with separated problems. If we split life into separated problems we split the possibilities to make good building art  (Alvar Aalto Quotes)