Friedrich Nietzsche (1888)

Actors, mimes, dancers, musicians, and lyric poets are all related at a fundamental level and inherently united in terms of their instincts, but they have gradually specialized and separated off from each other - to the point where they have become opposites. Lyric poets were linked with musicians the longest, and actors with dancers. - Architects do not represent a Dionysian or an Apollinian state: for them it is the great act of will, the will that moves mountains, the intoxication of the great will that demands to be art. Architects have always been inspired by the most powerful people; architects have always been under the spell of power. Buildings are a visible manifestation of pride, the victory over gravity, the will to power; architecture is a way for power to achieve eloquence through form, sometimes persuading, even coaxing, at other times just commanding. The highest feelings of power and self-assurance achieve expression in a great style. Power that does not need to prove itself; that scorns to please; that does not answer lightly, that does not notice the presence of witnesses; that is unaware of any objections to itself; that rests fatalistically within itself, a law among laws: this is how the great style expresses itself.

Twilight of the Idols / Nietzsche, Friedrich (2007), The Anti-Christ, Ecce Homo, Twilight of the Idols,  Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, pp. 197