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'We need to accept that we are further from the future than they were.' Architectural writer Barry Curtis on Archigram, as the Archigram exhibition opens in New York. Time Out New York, March 12-19

'As for Mr Mandelson's ego, nothing seems to dent its massive size. The sign of a leviathan among egos is that failure only makes it bigger.' Simon Hoggart on Peter Mandelson's latest appearance at the despatch box. Guardian, 17.3.98

'We have to be careful what we say. Some of our members are doing it.' An unidentified 'spokesman' of the RIBA on the subject of 'pastiche architecture'. The Times, 21.3.98

'When I started out, I discovered competitions, and have now entered more than a hundred. For me, it's the best way to get work, and it's satisfying, as it entails a collective decision.' Santiago Calatrava. Independent on Sunday, 22.3.98

'Culture, Corbu said, is the end product of an effort of selection. Selection means putting aside, pruning, learning, bringing out the essential naked and clear. That is what he did, and what I have tried to do.' Lucien Herve, the supreme photographer of Le Corbusier's work. Guardian, 21.3.98

'If I am given the privilege of becoming the first democratically elected mayor of London, I'll never write another book.' Jeffrey Archer. Hello! , 18.3.98

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