„The man who designs in this spirit and with the sense of responsibility to the generation he lives in must be no coward, no denier, no bookworm, no dilettante. He must live of his life and for his life in the fullest, most consummate sense.“

—  Louis Sullivan, Context: We must now heed the imperative voice of emotion. It demands of us, What is the chief characteristic of the tall office building? And at once we answer, it is lofty. This loftiness is to the artist-nature its thrilling aspect. It is the very open organ-tone in its appeal. It must be in turn the dominant chord in his expression of it, the true excitant of his imagination. It must be tall, every inch of it tall. The force and power of altitude must be in it the glory and pride of exaltation must be in it. It must be every inch a proud and soaring thing, rising in sheer exultation that from bottom to top it is a unit without a single dissenting line, — that it is the new, the unexpected, the eloquent peroration of most bald, most sinister, most forbidding conditions. The man who designs in this spirit and with the sense of responsibility to the generation he lives in must be no coward, no denier, no bookworm, no dilettante. He must live of his life and for his life in the fullest, most consummate sense. He must realize at once and with the grasp of inspiration that the problem of the tall office building is one of the most stupendous, one of the most magnificent opportunities that the Lord of Nature in His beneficence has ever offered to the proud spirit of man. That this has not been perceived — indeed, has been flatly denied — is an exhibition of human perversity that must give us pause.
Louis Sullivan photo
Louis Sullivan
1856 - 1924
Publicidade

Citações relacionadas

Viktor E. Frankl photo
Publicidade
Ayn Rand photo
Charles Sumner photo

„If a man has done evil in his life, he must not be complimented in marble.“

—  Charles Sumner American abolitionist and politician 1811 - 1874
As quoted in Simon, James F., Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney (2006), Simon and Schuster, p. 268.

Murray N. Rothbard photo
Eleanor Roosevelt photo

„Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962
Preface (December 1960) to The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt (1961), p. xix

Ian McEwan photo
Albert Schweitzer photo
Albert Schweitzer photo
Robert Baden-Powell photo
Leo Tolstoy photo
Graham Greene photo
A.S. Neill photo
Jess Walter photo

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“