Antoni Gaudí Quotes



Best 19 Quotes by Antoni Gaudí

“Anything created by human beings is already in the great book of nature.”

“Artists do not need monuments erected for them because their works are their monuments.”

“Copiers do not collaborate.”

“Everything comes from the great book of nature.”

“Form does not necessarily follow function”

“In the Sagrada Familia, everything is providential.”

“Man does not create. He discovers.”

“Nothing is art if it does not come from nature.”

“Nothing is invented, for it's written in nature first.”

“Originality consists of returning to the origin. Thus, originality means returning, through one's resources, to the simplicity of the early solutions.”

“The creation continues incessantly through the media of man.”

“The expiatory church of La Sagrada Família is made by the people and is mirrored in them. It is a work that is in the hands of God and the will of the people.”

“The great book, always open and which we should make an effort to read, is that of Nature.”

“The straight line belongs to Man. The curved line belongs to God.”

“There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners.”

“There is no reason to regret that I cannot finish the church. I will grow old but others will come after me. What must always be conserved is the spirit of the work, but its life has to depend on the generations it is handed down to and with whom it lives and is incarnated.”

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