"The definition of being a modern person is to examine yourself, to reflect on yourself and to be a self-knowledgeable person."
"The Meeting is actually like the Gunpowder Meeting, or some of the earlier American Quaker Meetings...The long house form is something that was tradition...that's what I started with as an idea. But then making this in terms of the sizing and the use that was asked for by Live Oak Meeting- I mean it's a very traditional form, except it's convertible. The top opens, and it makes a sky space where sky is really brought down to you; your awareness of it is made quite different. It was a little bit of a novel idea, that it's a roof that opens."
- James Turrell