IEDEREEN NEDERLAND BELGIË
“A great building must begin with the immeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be immeasurable”
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose curiosity”
“Plan will always arise, but it’s up to you to make them”
"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger"
“Look at the other side of the mountain”
“Success is getting what you want, happiness is liking what you get” (H Jackson Brown Jr)
"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things"
"The mind is like a parachute. If you don’t open it, it doesn’t work" (Frank Zappa)
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving"
“The difference between good and bad architecture is the time you spend on it”
"Wat men moet leren doen, leert men door het te doen”
"You can do anything if you have enthusiasm"
"A new world starts in your mind..."
"The only way to do great work is to love what you do"
‘It’s not the strongest of the species that survives, not the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.’
"Quality means doing it right when no one is looking"
“To create, one must first question everything”
van der Meer
"Als je weet waar de traan zit, is de lach makkelijk te vinden..."
(John Kraaijkamp Senior)
"Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space… On one hand it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure"
"Often contradiction is the clearest way to truth"
"He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying"
Alice: "This is impossible"
The mad hatter: "Only if you believe it is"
(Alice in wonderland)
“We should be able to recognize moral strength even in those we disagree with”
"Impossible only means you haven't found the solution yet"
"The energy of the mind is the essence of life"
"What gets measured gets improved"
"Conventional thinking will get you from A to B, imagination will take you anywhere you want"
"Success is not a final, failure is not a fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts"
"A manager is worth what remains after his departure"
"See the glass always as half full"
“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind”