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Maya Lin Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated May 2021
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It terrified me to have an idea that was solely mine to be no longer a part of my mind, but totally public.
You should be having more fun in high school, exploring things because you want to explore them and learning because you love learning-not worrying about competition.
You have to let the viewers come away with their own conclusions. If you dictate what they should think, you've lost it.
You have to have conviction and completely question everything and anything you do. No matter how much you study, no matter how much you know, the side of your brain that has the smarts won't necessarily help you in making art.
You couldn't put me in a social group setting. I'm probably a terrible anarchist deep down.
When I was very little, we would get letters from China, in Chinese, and they' be censored. We were a very insular little family.
When I was building the Vietnam Memorial, I never once asked the veterans what it was like in the war, because from my point of view, you don't pry into other people's business.
We were unusually brought up; there was no gender differentiation. I was never thought of as any less than my brother.
Warmth isn't what minimalists are thought to have.
To me, the American Dream is being able to follow your own personal calling. To be able to do what you want to do is incredible freedom.
To fly we have to have resistance.
The role of art in society differs for every artist.
The process I go through in the art and the architecture, I actually want it to be almost childlike. Sometimes I think it's magical.
The only thing that mattered was what you were to do in life, and it wasn't about money. It was about teaching, or learning.
The definition of a modern approach to war is the acknowledgement of individual lives lost.
Sometimes you have to stop thinking. Sometimes you shut down completely. I think that's true in any creative field.
Some of your teachers are actually closer in age to you than you think.
Some artists want to confront. Some want to invoke thought. They're all necessary and they're all valid.
Our parents decided not to teach us Chinese. It was an era when they felt we would be better off if we didn't have that complication.
OK, it was black, it was below grade, I was female, Asian American, young, too young to have served. Yet I think none of the opposition in that sense hurt me.
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