Concrete is everywhere. Just look at our roads, buildings, dams and bridges. Today, it is the single most widely used material in the world. Its impact on our everyday lives is hard to ignore.

So we decided to collect 10 fascinating quotes about concrete, all of which will put how we view concrete in the proper perspective – be it music, dreams and even bad weather.

10 quotes about concrete
Fascinating what varied angles people use to think of concrete, isn’t it? Here’s the list in text format:

[tweetable-quote tweet=”you haven’t any straight lines in your body. Why should we have straight lines in our architecture? – Philip Johnson”]Concrete you can mold, you can press it into – after all, you haven’t any straight lines in your body. Why should we have straight lines in our architecture? You’d be surprised when you go into a room that has no straight line – how marvelous it is that you can feel the walls talking back to you, as it were.
– Philip Johnson[/tweetable-quote]

[tweetable-quote]What’s nice about concrete is that it looks unfinished.
– Zaha Hadid[/tweetable-quote]

[tweetable-quote tweet=”With concrete you can cover almost any space. – Oscar Niemeyer”]There is no reason to design buildings that are more basic and rectilinear, because with concrete you can cover almost any space.
– Oscar Niemeyer[/tweetable-quote]

[tweetable-quote tweet=”You employ stone, wood, and concrete, and with these materials you build houses and palaces. – Le Corbusier”]You employ stone, wood, and concrete, and with these materials you build houses and palaces. That is construction Ingenuity is at work. But suddenly you touch my heart, you do me good, I am happy and I say: This is beautiful. That is architecture. Art enters in.
– Le Corbusier[/tweetable-quote]

[tweetable-quote]The imperial vastness of late Roman architecture was made possible by the invention of concrete.
– Iain McGilchrist[/tweetable-quote]

[tweetable-quote]I call architecture frozen music.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe[/tweetable-quote]

[tweetable-quote]The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.
– Desmond Morris[/tweetable-quote]

[tweetable-quote tweet=”The material chosen, such as stone, brick, or concrete, is meant to eternally preserve what is inside. – Tadao Ando”]In the West there has always been the attempt to try make the religious building, whether it’s a Medieval or Renaissance church, an eternal object for the celebration of God. The material chosen, such as stone, brick, or concrete, is meant to eternally preserve what is inside.
– Tadao Ando[/tweetable-quote]

[tweetable-quote tweet=”Your dreams are like cement. If you water it with actions, it becomes a hard concrete mass. – Israelmore Ayivor”]Your dreams are like the cement. If you water it with actions, it becomes a hard concrete mass. But if you leave it exposed and unwatered, the air will easily blow it away!
– Israelmore Ayivor[/tweetable-quote]

[tweetable-quote]Concrete is, essentially, the colour of bad weather.
– William Hamilton
…unless it’s polished concrete… ;-)[/tweetable-quote]

So there you have it. Ten quotes about concrete from absolute masters in their respective fields. I wonder which one is your favourite? Or maybe you have one of your own?

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