Walter Gropius Quotes

“Architecture begins where engineering ends.”

Walter Gropius

“However often the thread may be torn out of your hands, you must develop enough patience to wind it up again and again.”

Walter Gropius

“Limitation makes the creative mind inventive.”

Walter Gropius

“Only work which is the product of inner compulsion can have spiritual meaning.”

Walter Gropius

“Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society.”

Walter Gropius

“Specialists are people who always repeat the same mistakes.”

Walter Gropius

“The Bauhaus fights imitation, inferior craftsmanship and artistic dilettantism.”

Walter Gropius

“The mind is like an umbrella. Its most useful when open.”

Walter Gropius