I pick up my pen. It flows. A building appears. There it is. There is nothing more to say.
--Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2013)
For me, every day is a new thing. I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did, and I get the sweats. I go in and start working, I'm not sure where I'm going--if I knew where I was going, I wouldn't do it.
--Frank Gehry (born 1929)
- a paraphrase or summary ("in other words," "to me this means")
- personal connection ("I remember . . .," "I've seen, or felt, or heard . . .")
- general-to-specific reasoning ("for example . . .")
- specific-to-general reasoning ("consider this analogy," "a simile or metaphor would be")
- Compare and contrast the two quotes--how are the messages and expressions convergent (pointing in the same direction) and how are they divergent (different tone, outlook, or philosophy)