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Zaha Hadid Quotes

Zaha Hadid Quote: “There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “Architecture is like writing. You have to edit it over and over so it looks effortless.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “You have to really believe not only in yourself; you have to believe that the world is actually worth your sacrifices.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “Architecture is unnecessarily difficult. It’s very tough.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “Yes, I’m a feminist, because I see all women as smart, gifted and tough.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “I don’t think that architecture is only about shelter, is only about a very simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “I am eccentric, I admit it, but I am not a nutcase.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “I think about architecture all the time. That’s the problem. But I’ve always been like that. I dream it sometimes.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “I really believe in the idea of the future.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “The beauty of the landscape – where sand, water, reeds, birds, buildings, and people all somehow flowed together – has never left me.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “For a woman to go out alone into architecture is still very, very hard. It’s still a man’s world.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “I am equally proud of all of my architectural projects. It’s always rewarding to see an ambitious design become reality.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “I have always appreciated those who dare to experiment with materials and proportions.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “You really have to have a goal. The goal posts might shift, but you should have a goal. Know what it is you want to find out.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “No. I don’t have the patience, and I’m not very tactful. People say I can be frightening.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “Half of architecture students are women, and you see respected, established female architects all the time.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “Women are always told, ‘You’re not going to make it, its too difficult, you can’t do that, don’t enter this competition, you’ll never win it,’ – they need confidence in themselves and people around them to help them to get on.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “Good education is so important. We do need to look at the way people are taught. It not just about qualifications to get a job. It’s about being educated.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “Architecture is how the person places herself in the space. Fashion is about how you place the object on the person.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “I am sure that as a woman I can do a very good skyscraper.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “Wherever I am in the world, my perfect day begins with waking up and heading to the beach or the pool or somewhere I can be semi-comatose. I just wake up and go to the sun.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “As a woman, I’m expected to want everything to be nice and to be nice myself. A very English thing. I don’t design nice buildings – I don’t like them. I like architecture to have some raw, vital, earthy quality.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “I can’t focus when there’s too many things around. Whenever I used to go to the office, I used to always say, ‘Tidy up.’”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “I always thought I was powerful, since I was a kid.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “It’s not my duty as an architect to look at it.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “I’ve always thought that design can have equal importance to the idea of internal architecture. Professionally, things can be very dogmatic – you do the architecture, someone else does the interiors, someone else does the furniture, the fabric, etc. But I think design is all-encompassing.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “People don’t talk to you properly. It’s the way they talk to you; they dismiss you. I think it’s a combination of me being a woman and a foreigner.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “I used to not like being called a ‘woman architect.’ I’m an architect, not just a woman architect. The guys used to tap me on the head and say ‘you’re OK for a girl.’ But I see an incredible amount of need from other women for reassurance that it can be done, so I don’t mind anymore.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “Life in the Middle East is quite different from other places.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “Architecture is particularly difficult for women; there’s no reason for it to be. I don’t want to blame men or society, but I think it was for a long time, the clients were men, the building industry is all male.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “Would they call me a diva if I were a guy?”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “People say I design architectural icons. If I design a building and it becomes an icon, that’s ok.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “When I taught, all my best students were women.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “I have been interested in fashion since I was a kid. Then I lived in London, where it was more about costume and a personal statement of who you are than about fashion.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “I don’t think that everybody in the planet should have a child. I’ve never had the desire I should have a kid.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “I miss aspects of being in the Arab world – the language – and there is a tranquility in these cities with great rivers. Whether it’s Cairo or Baghdad, you sit there and you think, ‘This river has flown here for thousands of years.’ There are magical moments in these places.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “Education, housing and hospitals are the most important things for society.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “The paintings have only ever been ways of exploring architecture. I don’t see them as art.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “Being Iraqi taught me to be very cautious.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “As a woman, you’re not accessible to every world.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “When I first came to Guangzhou in 1981, it seemed such a hard and dour place with everyone in Chairman Mao uniforms.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “I don’t think people should do things because you know, ‘I am turning this age, I must go have a husband.’ If you find somebody and it works out then have kids, it’s very nice. But if you don’t, you don’t.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “When I was growing up in Iraq, there was an unbroken belief in progress and a great sense of optimism. It was a moment of nation building.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “People often ask me if I consider myself to be an architect, fashion designer, or artist. I’m an architect. The paintings I’ve done are very important to me, but they were part of a process of thinking and developing.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “It’s very important for cities all around the world to reinvent themselves, and Glasgow is a good example of that. The Scots are very nice. I don’t think they are burdened by their history.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “Of course I believe imaginative architecture can make a difference to people’s lives, but I wish it was possible to divert some of the effort we put into ambitious museums and galleries into the basic architectural building blocks of society.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “It was such a depressing time. I didn’t look very depressed, maybe, but it was really dire. I made a conscious decision not to stop, but it could have gone the other way.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “What’s similar between Britain and America is the lack of good-quality civic buildings.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “All the privileged can travel, see different worlds; not everyone can. I think it is important for people to have an interesting locale nearby.”
Zaha Hadid Quote: “I love driving around east London – it’s always full of surprises. Actually, I don’t drive myself – I like to be driven.”
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