Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes

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Born: June 8, 1867, Richland Center, Wisconsin, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Phoenix, Arizona, USA, April 9, 1959
Occupation: Architect

1.
A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

2.
A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by way of a cultivated, enriched heart.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

3.
A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50, and a fool if he doesn't afterward.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

4.
An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

5.
An idea is salvation by imagination.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

6.
Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

7.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

8.
Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

9.
Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

10.
Freedom is from within.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

11.
Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

12.
God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature, and it has often been said by philosophers, that nature is the will of God. And I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

13.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

14.
If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

15.
Less is only more where more is no good.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

16.
Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism... but only through the direct responsibility of the individual.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

17.
Maybe we can show government how to operate better as a result of better architecture. Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

18.
Mechanization best serves mediocrity.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

19.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

20.
New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed... a race for rent.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

21.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

22.
Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

23.
Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders' spinning, buildings qualified by light, bred by native character to environment, married to the ground.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

24.
Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

25.
Respect the masterpiece. It is true reverence to man. There is no quality so great, none so much needed now.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

26.
Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

27.
Space is the breath of art.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

28.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

29.
The architect should strive continually to simplify the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered that comfort and utility may go hand in hand with beauty.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

30.
The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

31.
The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines - so they should go as far as possible from home to build their first buildings.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

32.
The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

33.
The truth is more important than the facts.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

34.
TV is chewing gum for the eyes.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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