"A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural, when its elements no longer have their justification in nature."
"Artists are, above all, men who want to become inhuman."
"I love men, not for what unites them, but for what divides them, and I want to know most of all what gnaws at their hearts."
"Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy."
"The plastic virtues: purity, unity, and truth, keep nature in subjection."
"To insist on purity is to baptize instinct, to humanize art, and to deify personality."