Část dopisu k Philipovým devadesátinám, který jsem si přečetl v Los Angeles na podzim roku 2007 a dost zásadně mě ovlivnil. Ponechávám v originále.
"... Many years ago, just after I finished school, I had this perpetual idea of leaving London to go to New York. A friend of mine and his suggested that I contact Philip Johnson for advice since he was a pivotal figure on the New York scene. I was completely unknown to him and therefore reluctant to contact the great man - but I did, and to my great surprise he returned my call. His accessibility and total absence of self-importance impressed me. Anyone wanting some advice just had to call, and he would talk to them ..."
To Philip, with love from Zaha