Maya Lin Rank
Maya Lin Rank
Famous quotes by Maya Lin
Art is very tricky because it's what you do for yourself. It's much harder for me to make those works than the monuments or the architecture.Maya Lin
Even though I build buildings and I pursue my architecture, I pursue it as an artist. I deliberately keep a tiny studio. I don't want to be an architectural firm. I want to remain an artist.Maya Lin
How we are using up our home, how we are living and polluting the planet is frightening. It was evident when I was a child. It's more evident now.Maya Lin
I deliberately did not read anything about the Vietnam War because I felt the politics of the war eclipsed what happened to the veterans. The politics were irrelevant to what this memorial was.Maya Lin
I left science, then I went into art, but I approach things very analytically. I choose to pursue both art and architecture as completely separate fields rather than merging them.Maya Lin
I loved logic, math, computer programming. I loved systems and logic approaches. And so I just figured architecture is this perfect combination.Maya Lin
I probably spent the first 20 years of my life wanting to be as American as possible. Through my 20s, and into my 30s, I began to become aware of how so much of my art and architecture has a decidedly Eastern character.Maya Lin
I really enjoyed hanging out with some of the teachers. This one chemistry teacher, she liked hanging out. I liked making explosives. We would stay after school and blow things up.Maya Lin
I started studying what the nature of a monument is and what a monument should be. And for the World War III memorial I designed a futile, almost terrifying passage that ends nowhere.Maya Lin
I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That's art to me.Maya Lin
If we can't face death, we'll never overcome it. You have to look it straight in the eye. Then you can turn around and walk back out into the light.Maya Lin
In art or architecture your project is only done when you say it's done. If you want to rip it apart at the eleventh hour and start all over again, you never finish. I was one of those crazy creatures.Maya Lin
It was a requirement by the veterans to list the 57,000 names. We're reaching a time that we'll acknowledge the individual in a war on a national level.Maya Lin
It's funny, as you live through something you're not aware of it.Maya Lin
My dad was dean of fine arts at the university. I was casting bronzes in the school foundry. I was using the university as a playground.Maya Lin
Some of your teachers are actually closer in age to you than you think.Maya Lin
The definition of a modern approach to war is the acknowledgement of individual lives lost.Maya Lin
The only thing that mattered was what you were to do in life, and it wasn't about money. It was about teaching, or learning.Maya Lin
The process I go through in the art and the architecture, I actually want it to be almost childlike. Sometimes I think it's magical.Maya Lin
The role of art in society differs for every artist.Maya Lin
To me, the American Dream is being able to follow your own personal calling. To be able to do what you want to do is incredible freedom.Maya Lin
Warmth isn't what minimalists are thought to have.Maya Lin
When I was building the Vietnam Memorial, I never once asked the veterans what it was like in the war, because from my point of view, you don't pry into other people's business.Maya Lin
When I was very little, we would get letters from China, in Chinese, and they' be censored. We were a very insular little family.Maya Lin
You should be having more fun in high school, exploring things because you want to explore them and learning because you love learning-not worrying about competition.Maya Lin
Maya Lin's Popularity
Maya Lin is a famous American architect, who was born on October 5, 1959. As a person born on this date, Maya Lin is listed in our database as the 45th most popular celebrity for the day (October 5) and the 136th most popular for the year (1959).
People born on October 5 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Maya Lin is the 1150th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Maya Lin's birthday, Maya Lin is the 9274th most famous American.
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