Maya Lin Quotes

Maya Lin Quotes: Even though I build buildings and I pursue my architecture, I pursue it as an artist. I deliberately keep a tiny studio. I don't want to be an architectural firm. I want to remain an artist.
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Maya Lin Quote: You really can't function as a celebrity. Entertainers are celebrities. I'm an architect. I'm an artist. I make things.
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Quotes about Maya Lin: I probably have fundamentally antisocial tendencies. I never took one extracurricular activity. I just failed utterly at that level. Part of me still rebels against that.
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Quote about Maya Lin: I went through withdrawal when I got out of graduate school. It's what you learn, what you think. That's all that counts.
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Maya Lin Sayings: I started studying what the nature of a monument is and what a monument should be. And for the World War III memorial I designed a futile, almost terrifying passage that ends nowhere.
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Maya Lin Saying: My grandfather, on my father's side, helped to draft one of the first constitutions of China. He was a fairly well-known scholar.
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Sayings about Maya Lin: I loved school. I studied like crazy. I was a Class A nerd.
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Saying about Maya Lin: You have to let the viewers come away with their own conclusions. If you dictate what they should think, you've lost it.
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Maya Lin Quotes: My dad was dean of fine arts at the university. I was casting bronzes in the school foundry. I was using the university as a playground.
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Maya Lin Quote: I was always making things. Even though art was what I did every day, it didn't even occur to me that I would be an artist.
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Quotes about Maya Lin: When I was building the Vietnam Memorial, I never once asked the veterans what it was like in the war, because from my point of view, you don't pry into other people's business.
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Quote about Maya Lin: Some artists want to confront. Some want to invoke thought. They're all necessary and they're all valid.
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Maya Lin Sayings: Art is very tricky because it's what you do for yourself. It's much harder for me to make those works than the monuments or the architecture.
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Maya Lin Saying: The role of art in society differs for every artist.
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Sayings about Maya Lin: It's only in hindsight that you realize what indeed your childhood was really like.
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Saying about Maya Lin: A lot of my works deal with a passage, which is about time. I don't see anything that I do as a static object in space. It has to exist as a journey in time.
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Maya Lin Quotes: How we are using up our home, how we are living and polluting the planet is frightening. It was evident when I was a child. It's more evident now.
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Maya Lin Quote: You couldn't put me in a social group setting. I'm probably a terrible anarchist deep down.
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