Oscar Niemeyer Quotes

Top 31 wise famous quotes and sayings by Oscar Niemeyer

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Oscar Niemeyer quotes: My architecture is easy to understand. And enjoy. I hope it also is hard to forget. My architecture is easy to understand. And enjoy. I hope it also is hard to forget.
Oscar Niemeyer quotes: Humanity needs dreams to be able to survive the miseries of daily existence, even if only for an instant. Humanity needs dreams to be able to survive the miseries of daily existence, even if only for an instant.
Oscar Niemeyer quotes: I am a Brazilian before I am an architect. I cannot separate the two. I am a Brazilian before I am an architect. I cannot separate the two.
Oscar Niemeyer quotes: It was the drawing that led me to architecture, the search for light and astonishing forms. It was the drawing that led me to architecture, the search for light and astonishing forms.
Oscar Niemeyer quotes: Today, architecture is invention. It isn't enough to just be rational - It must also be beautiful. Today, architecture is invention. It isn't enough to just be rational - It must also be beautiful.
Oscar Niemeyer quotes: We need to feel that life is important; we need that fantasy so we can live a little better. We need to feel that life is important; we need that fantasy so we can live a little better.
Oscar Niemeyer quotes: We have to have dreams, even if they never come true. We have to have dreams, even if they never come true.
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. 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: I search for surprise in my architecture. A work of art should cause the emotion of newness. I search for surprise in my architecture. A work of art should cause the emotion of newness.
Oscar Niemeyer quotes: I enter my studio at 9 a.m. I have lunch here, I return right away to my work and I go out to dinner at 8 p.m. My daily tasks I enter my studio at 9 a.m. I have lunch here, I return right away to my work and I go out to dinner at 8 p.m. My daily tasks vary very much.
Oscar Niemeyer quotes: When you have a large space to conquer, the curve is the natural solution. When you have a large space to conquer, the curve is the natural solution.
Oscar Niemeyer quotes: I like talking to priests, to Catholics. Everyone has their beliefs. I like talking to priests, to Catholics. Everyone has their beliefs.
Oscar Niemeyer quotes: The artistic capability of reinforced concrete is so fantastic - that is the way to go. The artistic capability of reinforced concrete is so fantastic - that is the way to go.
Oscar Niemeyer quotes: I think of myself as no more than 60. What I could do at 60, I can still do now. I think of myself as no more than 60. What I could do at 60, I can still do now.
Oscar Niemeyer quotes: Right angles don't attract me. Nor straight, hard and inflexible lines created by man. Right angles don't attract me. Nor straight, hard and inflexible lines created by man.
Oscar Niemeyer quotes: The challenge of a cathedral is very good for architectural inventiveness. The challenge of a cathedral is very good for architectural inventiveness.
Oscar Niemeyer quotes: Curves are the essence of my work because they are the essence of Brazil, pure and simple. Curves are the essence of my work because they are the essence of Brazil, pure and simple.
Oscar Niemeyer quotes: I pick up my pen. It flows. A building appears. There it is. There is nothing more to say. I pick up my pen. It flows. A building appears. There it is. There is nothing more to say.
Oscar Niemeyer quotes: Life is more important than architecture. Life is more important than architecture.
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. 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: For me beauty is valued more than anything - the beauty that is manifest in a curved line or in an act of creativity. 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: Camus says in 'The Stranger' that reason is the enemy of imagination. Sometimes you have to put reason aside and make something beautiful. 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: It is not with architecture that one can disseminate any political ideology. It is not with architecture that one can disseminate any political ideology.
Oscar Niemeyer quotes: I had some good opportunities. I was lucky to have had the chance to do things differently. Architecture is about surprise. I had some good opportunities. I was lucky to have had the chance to do things differently. Architecture is about surprise.
Oscar Niemeyer quotes: Surprise is key in all art. Surprise is key in all art.
Oscar Niemeyer quotes: Architecture is invention. Architecture is invention.
Oscar Niemeyer quotes: Turning 102 is crap, and there is nothing to commemorate. Turning 102 is crap, and there is nothing to commemorate.
Oscar Niemeyer quotes: There is no reason to design buildings that are more basic and rectilinear, because with concrete you can cover almost any space. There is no reason to design buildings that are more basic and rectilinear, because with concrete you can cover almost any space.