Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes (85 Quotes)


    Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.

    Just 15 years ago it was farms and trees. Now we have the Family Circle Cup tennis match there with Venus and Serena Williams playing.

    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.

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

    We didn't do a very good job in the first half. We were very lax on defense and didn't play with a whole lot of intensity. I thought we came back and did an excellent job in the second half. We came out and gave a really good defensive effort and played w


    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.

    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.

    No stream rises higher than its source. What ever man might build could never express or reflect more than he was. He could record neither more nor less than he had learned of life when the buildings were built.

    The scientist has marched in and taken the place of the poet. But one day somebody will find the solution to the problems of the world and remember, it will be a poet, not a scientist.

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

    The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.

    Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.

    I believe totally in a Capitalist System, I only wish that someone would try it.

    "Think simple" as my old master used to say - meaning reduce the whole of its parts into the simplest terms, getting back to first principles.

    Bureaucrats: they are dead at 30 and buried at 60. They are like custard pies; you can't nail them to a wall.

    The insolence of authority is endeavoring to substitute money for ideas.

    Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity.

    We should learn from the snail it has devised a home that is both exquisite and functional.

    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.

    I know the price of success dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen

    Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.


    True ornament is not a matter of prettifying externals. It is organic with the structure it adorns, whether a person, a building, or a park.

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

    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.


    I have been black and blue in some spot, somewhere, almost all my life from too intimate contacts with my own furniture.

    Love is the greatest virtue of the heart.Sincerity is the greatest virtue of the mind.Determination is the greatest virtue of the will.Courage is the greatest virtue of the spirit.


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