A part of my kind of design and inspiration ethos is that I carry around a leather notebook and I sketch in it, doodle in it, write notes in it, and I put pictures in it.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
I did not direct my life. I didn't design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That's what life is.
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.