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    Any ideal system is its own worst enemy, and as soon as you start to implement these visions of grandeur, they just fall apart and turn into a complete tyranny. Ben-NicholsonBen Nicholson
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    At this present time, matter is still the best way to think of architecture, but I'm not so sure for very long. The computer is radicalizing the way we think about our world. Ben-NicholsonBen Nicholson
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    I feel most strongly about Jerusalem, because architects ultimately have to address that city. Ben-NicholsonBen Nicholson
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    I had to learn to see the world. I followed the teachers wherever they were and I didn't care about the institution, it was more about the person. Ben-NicholsonBen Nicholson
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    I have a book of buildings from 25,000 BC. These are huts built out of mammoth bones. These buildings were beautifully made, from the bones of the body into shelter. Ben-NicholsonBen Nicholson
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    I haven't done any building designs since the Loaf House. Ben-NicholsonBen Nicholson
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    I see man more as an instrument or an agent more than anything else. Ben-NicholsonBen Nicholson
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    I started producing work with an ecstatic addiction. Ben-NicholsonBen Nicholson
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    I'm interested in locating the holy grail of the minimum means to express the most complex ideas. Ben-NicholsonBen Nicholson
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    I'm just interested in meditating on certain ideas, and I like to draw: that's my way of thinking. Ben-NicholsonBen Nicholson
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    I'm not an expert, but I want to be. Ben-NicholsonBen Nicholson
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    If you're into architecture and you're from the West, everything is hors d'oeuvres for working to rebuild the Temple. Ultimately you're led there. You can't escape it. Ben-NicholsonBen Nicholson
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    It's difficult to find a house with no map at 3 o'clock in the morning in a foreign country and where you don't speak the language. Ben-NicholsonBen Nicholson
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    Satire is fascinating stuff. It's deadly serious, and when politics begin to break down, there is a drift towards satire, because it's the only thing that makes any sense. Ben-NicholsonBen Nicholson
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    Student journeys which were important to me were Sicily, Greece, and Egypt, where I really saw these buildings, and that is where you're able to grasp what things mean. Ben-NicholsonBen Nicholson
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    The beast for me is greed. Whether you read Dante, Swift, or any of these guys, it always boils down to the same thing: the corruption of the soul. Ben-NicholsonBen Nicholson
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    The corruption of the American soul is consumerism. Ben-NicholsonBen Nicholson
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    The Irish and British, they love satire, it's a large part of the culture. Ben-NicholsonBen Nicholson
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    They arranged for me to go to The Royal Academy, to study with one of the best life drawing professors in the world. That's how I learned. Ben-NicholsonBen Nicholson
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    Very rarely are we directing or cutting someone else's boards. We concept, direct, shoot, animate and edit almost everything that comes through here. Ben-NicholsonBen Nicholson
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    We are pushing hard to find quality advertising clients. Ben-Nicholson/">Ben Nicholson
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    You can just drift unhappily towards this vision of heaven on earth, and ultimately that is what architecture is a vision of: Heaven on earth, at it's best. Ben-Nicholson/">Ben Nicholson