These 8 Architects Will Get You Inspired

Architects and entrepreneurs are dreamers. They have big ideas but can't bring them to reality without perserverance, collaboration and often compromise. In this new book, The Architect Says: Quotes, Quips and Words of Wisdom (Princeton Architectural Press, 2013), writer Laura Dushkes, a librarian at architectural firm NBBJ, pulls together wise words on work and the creative process. We've pulled out our favorites in this slideshow. 

Cesar Pelli on inspiration.

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Herman Hertzberger on purpose.

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Jan Kaplicky on focus.

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Julia Morgan on ego.

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Renzo Piano on the importance of boundaries.

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Glenn Murcutt on dedication.

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Eduardo Souto de Moura on the creative process.

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Frank Gehry on working with clients.

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