"Look, architecture has a lot of places to hide behind, a lot of excuses. 'The client made me do this.' 'The city made me do this.' 'Oh, the Budget.' I don't believe that anymore. In the end, you have to rise above them. You have to say you solved all that. You're bringing an informed aesthetic point of view to a visual problem. You have freedom, so you have to make choices--and at the point when I make a choice, the building starts to look like a Frank Gehry building. It's a signature."
- As told by Frank Gehry to Alex Hoyt in the Atlantic