Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.
There was a bit of a comparison that Bret was making between Vince McMahon and my dad. He looked up to Vince as a dad and stuff and it was a shame to see the whole thing end the way it did.
You go to a restaurant in the States and kids have these game boards at the table. You don’t see that in Italy or Spain. It’s not because they can’t afford to buy them it’s because that’s not what eating together as a family is about.
Architecture is the learned game correct and magnificent of forms assembled in the light.
The best thing we can do if we want the Russians to let us be Americans is to let the Russians be Russian.
No matter how famous and established they were or however blessed they were with great songs or long careers if they lived alone they lived alone. That’s not the way I wanted to live prior to the tour or after.
I like playing music because it’s a good living and I get satisfaction from it. But I can’t feed my family with satisfaction.
I’m a big fan of Courtney Love. I love Hole and I love her acting and I love her attitude. I just hope I never meet her in a dark alley.
Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing driving a car or walking or doing housework you can still be writing because you have that space.
I have a cycle that is not particularly cool but it’s a cycle: trash myself to reward myself.
I talked about my family my family’s so important.
Look architecture has a lot of places to hide behind a lot of excuses. ‘The client made me do this.’ ‘The city made me do this.’ ‘Oh the budget.’ I don’t believe that anymore.
To a certain extent I am taking a leap of faith. I’m adding up the evidence on either side and I’m seeing the evidence of there not being a God is overwhelming compared to the evidence for there being a God.
‘Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Criticism is the windows and chandeliers of art: it illuminates the enveloping darkness in which art might otherwise rest only vaguely discernible and perhaps altogether unseen.
I had to do this very aggressive big score in a very short time and knowing that in the beginning middle and end would be this very very famous theme but I still had to weave a score around it and make it work as a score was really challenging.
It’s amazing it doesn’t feel like it has been 10 years since retirement.
Unless we practice conservation those who come after us will have to pay the price of misery degradation and failure for the progress and prosperity of our day.
The first time I rode a bike I was four or five. I crashed into the back of a car.
Without this spirit Modernist architecture cannot fully exist. Since there is often a mismatch between the logic and the spirit of Modernism I use architecture to reconcile the two.
IN April 1882 my father died and I was at once whirled out of my land of dreams into a very different sphere.
Age is the first limitation on roles that I’ve ever had to encounter and I hit that awhile ago.
If there is something I would like to do as President of the General Assembly it is to place more emphasis on the issue of education which enables a better life for women.
Nothing they design ever gets in the way of a work of art.
I like to find the beauty in the ugly. When I’m in a thrift store I gravitate toward pieces I know I’ll wear a ton and insane pieces that I’m sure most people would consider gross. But I find them inspiring. Our van is currently stocked with some of my random findings from this tour. Maybe I’ll call my aesthetic ‘van fashion.’