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These 8 Architects Will Get You Inspired

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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. 

The Architect Says, Princeton Architectural Press

Cesar Pelli on inspiration.

 
The Architect Says, Princeton Architectural Press

Herman Hertzberger on purpose.

 
The Architect Says, Princeton Architectural Press

Jan Kaplicky on focus.

 
The Architect Says, Princeton Architectural Press

Julia Morgan on ego.

 
The Architect Says, Princeton Architectural Press

Renzo Piano on the importance of boundaries.

 
The Architect Says, Princeton Architectural Press

Glenn Murcutt on dedication.

 
The Architect Says, Princeton Architectural Press

Eduardo Souto de Moura on the creative process.

 
The Architect Says, Princeton Architectural Press

Frank Gehry on working with clients.