"to my dismay, i have found that an alarming proportion of publications devoted to architecture have banished from their pages the words beauty, inspiration, spellbound, enchantment, as well as concepts of serenity, silence, intimacy and amazement. all these have nestled in my soul, and though i am fully aware that i have not done them complete justice in my work, they have never ceased to be my guiding lines".

luis barragán