The following quotes have been collected from a variety of sources — none properly verified, which have raised a smile or eyebrow. Please send in corrections or additions.

Well building has three conditions: firmness, commodity, and delight.
- Marcus Vitruvius

Pictures should not be given approbation which are not likenesses of reality; even if they are refined creations executed with artistic skill.
- Marcus Vitruvius

Make no little plans: they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans: aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever growing insistency.
- Daniel H. Burnham

In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture.
- Nancy Banks Smith

Where do architects and designers get their ideas? The answer, of course, is mainly from other architects and designers, so is it mere casuistry to distinguish between tradition and plagiarism?
- Nancy Banks Smith

A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his client to plant vines.
- Frank Lloyd Wright.

When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
- Buckminster Fuller

Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense.
- Thomas Henry Huxley

Something impractical cannot be beautiful.
- Otto Wagner

Architecture is the art of how to waste space.
- Philip Johnson

The architect represents neither a Dionysian nor an Apollinian condition: here it is the mighty act of will, the will which moves mountains, the intoxication of the strong will, which demands artistic expression. The most powerful men have always inspired the architects; the architect has always been influenced by power.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Less is More.
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (Architects claim Mies, others claim Robert Browning).

Less is A bore.
- Robert Venturi

Less is only more where more is no good.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Less is more work.
- Patric McCue

More or less...
- Tony Kloepfer

No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.
- Ludwig van Beethoven

The meeting of man and nature produces architecture that enhances its setting.
- Aurora Cuito

Architecture is made of constraints. Otherwise, it is art...
- Bernard Barto

A science is any discipline in which the fool of this generation can go beyond the point reached by the genius of the last generation.
- Max Gluckman

No other population avail themselves more readily and speedily of the latest triumphs of science than the criminal class.
- Chicago Policeman, 1888

When asked what style your work is, say it is your own. - Edward Godwin

Architecture is a dangerous mixture of power and impotence. - Rem Koolhaas

Move the chair. - Frank Llloyd Wright's response to a client who phoned him to complain of rain leaking through the roof of the house onto the dining table.

"I love architecture, because in its essence, in its structure, in its function, and in all of its manifestations, it contains within itself every one of the other arts, without exception." - Hector Guimard

"The architect who believes that his work is done as soon as the building is finished must be made to look as ridiculous as the scientist who believes that his experiment is complete as soon as he has assembled the apparatus." - Sir Andrew Derbyshire