„Look more carefully…to find out what it really is that is repeating there …. Beyond its elements, each building [or town] is defined by certain patterns of relationships among the elements…. These relationships are not extra, but necessary to the elements… The elements themselves are patterns of relationships.“
— Christopher Alexander, buch The Timeless Way of Building
Cited in: Peter Coad (1992, p. 152) About To find patterns, what does one look for?
The Timeless Way of Building (1979)