Greg Lynn quotes

  • I always try to think in curves.
    -- Greg Lynn

    #Thinking #Curves #Trying

  • It's tens of millions of calculations just to design one connection between a piece of structural steel and another piece of structural steel.
    -- Greg Lynn

    #Motivation #Inspiration #Design

  • With everything that I design, from a church to a plate to skyscraper to a spoon. I am always thinking about voluptuous volumes and spaces.
    -- Greg Lynn

    #Thinking #Space #Design

  • To go back to architecture, whats organic about architecture as a field, unlike product design, is this whole issue of holism and of monumentality is really our realm. Like, we have to design things which are coherent as a single object, but also break down into small rooms and have an identity of both the big scale and the small scale.
    -- Greg Lynn

    #Issues #Design #Identity

  • A very big percentage of small-scale construction is plastic. But its some horrible beige plastic made to look like wood.
    -- Greg Lynn

    #Looks #Woods #Construction

  • The clothes I like are not necessarily tailored.
    -- Greg Lynn


  • Far better to think historically, to remember the lessons of the past. Thus, far better to conceive of power as consisting in part of the knowledge of when not to use all the power you have. Far better to be one who knows that if you reserve the power not to use all your power, you will lead others far more successfully and well.

  • Some of my academic friends think Ive fallen from a very special grace.

  • There is the desire of a consumer society to have no learning curves. This tends to result in very dumbed-down products that are easy to get started on, but are generally worthless and/or debilitating.

  • Everyone wants to be young and skinny. This is awful. Curves are marvelous. Wrinkles are hypnotizing. Why not just be happy with who you are?

  • The writers want to know were you made your mistake, no how well your curve is breaking.

  • Salma and I had run into each other once or twice at film festivals because I was doing the press for Real Women Have Curves at the same time she was doing the press for Frida. She had seen Real Women Have Curves, and when the idea of Ugly Betty came up, she thought of me. Her enthusiasm about the project was so infectious-she spoke of it with such expectation. Everyone that was involved was really excited about the project. I really wanted to be a part of it.

  • The soul consists of two parts, one irrational and the other capable of reason. (Whether these two parts are really distinct in the sense that the parts of the body or of any other divisible whole are distinct, or whether though distinguishable in thought as two they are inseparable in reality, like the convex and concave of a curve, is a question of no importance for the matter in hand.)

  • The chief danger of the Church today is that it is trying to get on the same side as the world, instead of turning the world upside down. Our Master expects us to accomplish results, even if they bring opposition and conflict. Anything is better than compromise, apathy, and paralysis.  God give to us an intense cry for the old-time power of the Gospel and the Holy Ghost!

  • I, personally, am trying to get more and more involved with the gay and lesbian movement, very much so.

  • If you feel that strongly about something, you have an obligation to try and change my mind.