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    I deliberately did not read anything about

    “I deliberately did not read anything about the Vietnam War because I felt the politics of the war eclipsed what happened to the veterans. The politics were irrelevant to what this memorial was.”

    — Maya Lin

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    I probably spent the first 20 years

    “I probably spent the first 20 years of my life wanting to be as American as possible. Through my 20s, and into my 30s, I began to become aware of how so much of my art and architecture has a decidedly Eastern character.”

    — Maya Lin

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    The definition of a modern approach to

    “The definition of a modern approach to war is the acknowledgement of individual lives lost.”

    — Maya Lin

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    My dad was dean of fine arts

    “My dad was dean of fine arts at the university. I was casting bronzes in the school foundry. I was using the university as a playground.”

    — Maya Lin

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    I really enjoyed hanging out with some

    “I really enjoyed hanging out with some of the teachers. This one chemistry teacher, she liked hanging out. I liked making explosives. We would stay after school and blow things up.”

    — Maya Lin

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    I started studying what the nature of

    “I started studying what the nature of a monument is and what a monument should be. And for the World War III memorial I designed a futile, almost terrifying passage that ends nowhere.”

    — Maya Lin

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    I loved logic, math, computer programming. I

    “I loved logic, math, computer programming. I loved systems and logic approaches. And so I just figured architecture is this perfect combination.”

    — Maya Lin

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    I deliberately did not read anything about

    “I deliberately did not read anything about the Vietnam War because I felt the politics of the war eclipsed what happened to the veterans. The politics were irrelevant to what this memorial was.”

    — Maya Lin

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    You should be having more fun in

    “You should be having more fun in high school, exploring things because you want to explore them and learning because you love learning-not worrying about competition.”

    — Maya Lin

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    I left science, then I went into

    “I left science, then I went into art, but I approach things very analytically. I choose to pursue both art and architecture as completely separate fields rather than merging them.”

    — Maya Lin

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    I left science, then I went into

    “I left science, then I went into art, but I approach things very analytically. I choose to pursue both art and architecture as completely separate fields rather than merging them.”

    — Maya Lin

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    To me, the American Dream is being

    “To me, the American Dream is being able to follow your own personal calling. To be able to do what you want to do is incredible freedom.”

    — Maya Lin

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    Some of your teachers are actually closer

    “Some of your teachers are actually closer in age to you than you think.”

    — Maya Lin

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    The role of art in society differs

    “The role of art in society differs for every artist.”

    — Maya Lin

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