70+ Best Construction Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational construction quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Construction Quotes

Building is about getting around the obstacles that are presented to you. Jeremy Renner

Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together. Ray Bradbury

You can dream, create, design, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it requires people to make the dream a reality. Walt Disney

Create with the heart; build with the mind. Criss Jami

A great building must begin with the immeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed, and in the end must be unmeasured. Louis Kahn

If we expect to know the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, we may have a hard time seeing the whole picture, since the truth is a willful construction that allows us often merely to guess. Hinter der Mattscheib Erik Pevernagie

Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column, or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction of something much bigger than ourselves. Adrienne Clarkson

Proportion is the heart of beauty. Ken Follett

Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design. Stephen Gardiner

Any fool can write a book and most of them are doing it; but it takes brains to build a house. Charles Fletcher Lummis

It is not the beauty of the building you should look at: it’s the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time. David Allan Coe

The thin line between life and death is still under construction. Santosh Kalwar

There is nothing more poetic and terrible than the skyscrapers’ battle with the heavens that cover them. Federico Garcia Lorca

What are the ways by which we can reorient architecture to consider materials not as consumables, but as outputs of valuable and increasingly scarce ecological niches. Neri Oxman

To me, a building, if it is beautiful, is the love of one man, he’s made it out of his love for space, materials, things like that. Martha Graham

The Anasazi did manage to construct in stone the largest and tallest buildings erected in North America until the Chicago steel girder skyscrapers of the 1880s. Jared Diamond

The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl. Dave Berry

The construction industry doesn’t have to be so resource intensive. If construction companies start using better materials like mushroom bricks or upcycled prefab bricks and better systems like additive manufacturing using locally sourced natural materials. Then a lot of progress will be made. Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr

The road to success is always under construction. Arnold Palmer

The only direction not represented in their construction was vertical. Lee Battersby

If a building looks better under construction than it does when finished, then it’s a failure. Doug Coupland

Develop your leaders into a competitive advantage. Reconnect your leader power to success. Gene Morton

Life is like a highway, no matter what they say, the construction is never finished. Nishan Panwar

There is nothing wrong in development, it is wrong when development happens at the cost of environment and at the cost of culture and humanity. Abhijit Naskar

The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity. Glenn Gould

It is all stone upon stone, one at a time, relentless as cells And stone is the DNA of the exterior world. Kate Braverman

Proportion is the heart of beauty. Ken Follett

The use of a building as only one thing a school, an office, a church, etc. is an underuse of the land. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

The palace started as a single vaulted room and grew in proportion to my despair. It began as an exercise to keep my mind from its melancholy, then it became a dream and a necessity. I built a temple in my head. Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

I am the Constellation of my own. Artist Emerald

Pictures deface walls oftener than they decorate them. Frank Lloyd Wright

Word hard, work smart but no matter you do, work in silence. Great battles were won with stealth. Arshad Wahedna

Good ideas come from everywhere. It is more important to recognize a good idea than to author it. Jeanne Gang

Chicago has only two seasons winter and construction. Beth Evans

I walk past a construction site and manage a fond smile as I watch the workers clean up for the day. Melanie A. Smith

If we abandon the past in the pursuit of the future, we’ve left all of the construction materials behind. So, we might show up at the site, but we’re not going to be building anything. Craig D. Lounsbrough

What I try to do is the art of building, and the art of building is the art of construction. It is not only about forms and shapes and images. Peter Zumthor

Don’t you just hate it when you are about to start construction on the 1.3 billion dollar world’s largest telescope when a highly experienced scientist publicly states that the project is biologically toxic to the workers. Steven Magee

The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the building was built. Frank Lloyd Wright

I walk past a construction site and manage a fond smile as I watch the workers clean up for the day, their behemoth starting to claw its iron talons toward the sky as the materials come together, magically creating a new economy where once there was none. Melanie A. Smith

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. Steve Jobs

Sometimes we put ourselves in places that only we can get out of! Howard Ryan

Construction is the art of making a meaningful whole out of many parts. Buildings are witnesses to the human ability to construct concrete things. Peter Zumthor

Affected as they are by a constitutive solipsism, philosophies can say everything about the world they design and very little about the world they help to construct. Umberto Eco

The real beauty of the building is seen when the right paints touch its walls. Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

He’d discovered that he liked houses. Maybe mostly because they were understandable. They could be calculated and drawn on paper. They did not leak if they were made water tight, they did not collapse if they were properly supported. Houses were fair, they gave you what you deserved. Which, unfortunately, was more than one could say about people. Fredrik Backman

I prefer to work with the looseness of pencil than the precision of ink or a computer. Thom Mayne

A dream is the frame or portrait or a construction or focus of one’s vision by means of perception, based on what he or she knows and settles within via strategic thinking. Israelmore Ayivor

The truth is that a nineteenth century warehouse exhibits greater craft in its construction than all but the most expensive modern buildings. Witold Rybczynski

Astray from a deep sleep chronic as I write by phonics, like insomnia I will always live the onyx night for revealing, and, upon it, still I’ll steal the bright light of day right away just to keep building at speeds hypersonic. Criss Jami

When we build, let us think that we build forever. John Ruskin

The truth is that a nineteenth century warehouse exhibits greater craft in its construction than all but the most expensive modern buildings. Witold Rybczynski

Architecture begins where engineering ends. Walter Gropius

You cannot expect a man to love you, but not because of your body or physical construction. It is like giving a man the option between choosing you and a monkey. M.F. Moonzajer

The details are not the details. They make the design. Charles Eames

My life under construction, but beautiful. A.D. Posey

I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster and leaves less room for lies. Le Corbusier

Interest in temperament as an individual difference dimension of importance in one’s behavior leads to reanalysis of both theoretical and methodological considerations relating to the construct. Moutasem Algharati

I believe that the real core of all architectural work lies in the act of construction. At the point in time, concrete materials are assembled and erected, the architecture we have been looking for becomes part of the real world. Peter Zumthor

How you bring people into your home is just as important as when they walk through the door. Frame well. Richie Norton

Architects spend an entire life with this unreasonable idea that you can fight against gravity. Renzo Piano

We are all constructed out of our self dialogue. Bryant McGill

The pencil and computer are, if left to their own devices, equally dumb and only as good as the person driving them. Sir Norman Foster

Truth is a fundamental principle that is needed for any form of building or construction. So also is honesty. Sunday Adelaja

People who build their own home tend to be very courageous. These people are curious about life. They are thinking about what it means to live in a house, rather than just buying a commodity and making it work. Tom Kundig

Contrary to popular belief, diamond is not the hardest material known to man. The hardest material in the universe is dried egg yolk. And one day, it will revolutionize the construction industry. Ron Brackin

The sun never knew how great it was until it struck the side of a building. Louis Kahn

When I saw how many people were objecting to the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea, I realized that there needed to be an open and honest discussion about the toxicity of the 13,796 feet very high altitude summit and the health and safety issues of astronomical observatories. Steven Magee

You can use an eraser on the drafting table or a sledgehammer on the construction site. Frank Lloyd Wright