There is no reason to regret that I cannot finish the church. I will grow old but others will come after me. What must always be conserved is the spirit of the work, but its life has to depend on the generations it is handed down to and with whom it lives and is incarnated
There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners.
Artists do not need monuments erected for them because their works are their monuments.
Tomorrow we will do beautiful things.
The straight line belongs to Man. The curved line belongs to God
The great book, always open and which we should make an effort to read, is that of Nature.
The expiatory church of La Sagrada Família is made by the people and is mirrored in them. It is a work that is in the hands of God and the will of the people.
But man does not create...he discovers.
Nothing is art if it does not come from nature.
Originality consists of returning to the origin. Thus, originality means returning, through one's resources, to the simplicity of the early solutions.
Color in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.
Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.
The creation continues incessantly through the media of man. But man does not create... he discovers.
In the Sagrada Familia, everything is providential.
Nothing is invented, for it's written in nature first.
Anything created by human beings is already in the great book of nature.
Originality is a return to the origin.
Form does not necessarily follow function
Originality implies a return to the origins, original is returning to the simplicity of the first solutions.
Everything comes from the great book of nature.
Copiers do not collaborate.
Originality is going back to origins.
Because of this, originality consists in returning to the origin.
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