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Oscar Niemeyer Quotes

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken
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A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her
Having you in my life made everything better
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The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why
I like me a little bit more when i'm with you
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When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me
Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is
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Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want
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Architecture is invention  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) My work is not about ‘form follows function,’ but ‘form follows beauty’ or, even better, ‘form follows feminine.’  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) Sometimes I lose a whole morning waiting on journalists and other people who look for me. But I always find some time for reading, talking to my friends and feeling what is happening in this world  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) My work is not about ‘form follows function,’ but ‘form follows beauty’ or, even better, ‘form follows feminine  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) I have always accepted and respected all other schools of architecture, from the chill and elemental structures of Mies van der Rohe to the imagination and delirium of Gaudi. I must design what pleases me in a way that is naturally linked to my roots and the country of my origin  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) Camus says in ‘The Stranger’ that reason is the enemy of imagination. Sometimes you have to put reason aside and make something beautiful  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) Today, architecture is invention. It isn’t enough to just be rational - It must also be beautiful  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) Architecture is my work, and I’ve spent my whole life at a drawing board, but life is more important than architecture. What matters is to improve human beings.  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) Architecture does not change anything. It’s always on the side of the wealthy. The important thing is to believe that it can make life better.  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) When students leave college, they are like children who know nothing about the problems of life, and don’t have a political stance.  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) It is not with architecture that one can disseminate any political ideology  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) Surprise is key in all art  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) The rule is the worst thing. You just want to break it  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) Life is more important than architecture  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) Turning 102 is crap, and there is nothing to commemorate  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) We have to have dreams, even if they never come true  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) My ambition has always been to reduce a building’s support to a minimum. The more we diminish supporting structures, the more audacious and important the architecture is. That has been my life’s work  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) Architecture is my work, and I’ve spent my whole life at a drawing board, but life is more important than architecture. What matters is to improve human beings  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) My architecture is easy to understand. And enjoy. I hope it also is hard to forget  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) What attracts me are free and sensual curves. The curves we find in mountains, in the waves of the sea, in the body of the woman we love  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) When I was very little my mother said I used to draw in the air with my fingers. I needed a pencil. Once I could hold one, I have drawn every day since  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) Of course, I have given my engineers some headaches over the years, but they go with me. I have always wanted my buildings to be as light as possible, to touch the ground gently, to swoop and soar, and to surprise  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) I pick up my pen. It flows. A building appears. There it is. There is nothing more to say  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) Architecture does not change anything. It’s always on the side of the wealthy. The important thing is to believe that it can make life better  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) For me beauty is valued more than anything - the beauty that is manifest in a curved line or in an act of creativity  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) Humanity needs dreams to be able to survive the miseries of daily existence, even if only for an instant  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) Architecture will always express the technical and social progress of the country in which it is carried out. If we wish to give it the human content that it lacks, we must participate in the political struggle  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) I search for surprise in my architecture. A work of art should cause the emotion of newness  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) It was the drawing that led me to architecture, the search for light and astonishing forms  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes) Here, then, is what I wanted to tell you of my architecture. I created it with courage and idealism, but also with an awareness of the fact that what is important is life, friends, and attempting to make this unjust world a better place in which to live  (Oscar Niemeyer Quotes)
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