Architecture has its political Use; publick Buildings being the Ornament of a Country; it establishes a Nation, draws People and Commerce; makes the People love their native Country, which Passion is the Original of all great Actions in a Common-wealth…. Architecture aims at Eternity.
"Of Architecture", Parentalia; or Memoirs of the Family of the Wrens, comp. by his son Christopher (1750, reprinted 1965), Appendix, p. 351.
A time will come when men will stretch out their eyes. They should see planets like our Earth.Christopher Wren
He was of opinion that what we now vulgarly call the Gothick, ought properly and truly be named Saracenick Architecture refined by the Christians.Christopher Wren
Sir Christopher WrenSaid, "I am going to dine with some men.If anyone callsSay I am designing St. Paul's."Christopher Wren