Best quotes by the American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright

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

All fine architectural values are human vales, else not valuable.
  • Architecture

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
  • Atheism

Oh Rat's
  • Architecture



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.
  • building

TV -- chewing gum for the eyes.
  • Television

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
  • learning

The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
  • Mistakes

The truth is more important than the facts.
  • Truth

I hate intellectuals. They are from the top down. I am from the bottom up.
  • Intelligence

There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
  • common

Get the habit of analysis- analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind.
  • Analysis

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

If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.
  • Technology

Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances.
  • Youth

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

Less is only more where more is no good.
  • where

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

Freedom is from within.
  • freedom

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

Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.
  • art

Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
  • architecture

Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.
  • Art

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.
  • Design

An idea is salvation by imagination.
  • Ideas

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

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

Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.
  • beautiful

No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.
  • anything

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.
  • advise


Pictures quotes by Frank Lloyd Wright

Go to table of contents

Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes About

Go to table of contents

Frank Lloyd Wright life quotes

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

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

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.
  • beautiful

Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism... but only through the direct responsibility of the individual.
  • direct

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.
  • build

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

More life quotes


Frank Lloyd Wright architecture quotes

Go to table of contents
All fine architectural values are human vales, else not valuable.
  • Architecture

Oh Rat's
  • Architecture

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

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

Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
  • architecture

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.
  • architecture

The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.
  • architecture

More architecture quotes


Frank Lloyd Wright art quotes

Go to table of contents
Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.
  • art

Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.
  • Art

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

The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.
  • architecture

Space is the breath of art.
  • art

An idea is salvation by imagination
  • art

If it sells, it's art.
  • art

More art quotes


Frank Lloyd Wright architect quotes

Go to table of contents
All fine architectural values are human vales, else not valuable.
  • Architecture

Oh Rat's
  • Architecture

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

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

Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
  • architecture

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.
  • advise

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.
  • architecture

The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.
  • architecture

The architect must be a prophet... a prophet in the true sense of the term... if he can't see at least ten years ahead don't call him an architect.
  • ahead

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.
  • architect

All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.
  • architectural

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.
  • architect

More architect quotes


Frank Lloyd Wright city quotes

Go to table of contents
Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.
  • beautiful

To look at the cross-section of any plan of a big city is to look at something like the section of a fibrous tumor.
  • City

The screech and mechanical uproar of the big city turns the citified head, fills citified ears -- as the song of birds, wind in the trees, animal cries, or as the voices and songs of his loved ones once filled his heart. He is sidewalk-happy.
  • City

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.
  • architecture

New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed... a race for rent.
  • city

More city quotes


More quotes by Frank Lloyd Wright

Go to table of contents
Respect the masterpiece. It is true reverence to man. There is no quality so great, none so much needed now.
  • Art

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.
  • Beauty

To look at the cross-section of any plan of a big city is to look at something like the section of a fibrous tumor.
  • City

The screech and mechanical uproar of the big city turns the citified head, fills citified ears -- as the song of birds, wind in the trees, animal cries, or as the voices and songs of his loved ones once filled his heart. He is sidewalk-happy.
  • City



Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change.
  • Humility

I find it hard to believe that the machine would go into the creative artist's hand even were that magic hand in true place. It has been too far exploited by industrialism and science at expense to art and true religion.
  • Machines

I wouldnt mind seeing opera die. Ever since I was a boy, I regarded opera as a ponderous anachronism, almost the equivalent of smoking.
  • Opera

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.
  • Poetry

Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.
  • business

The Lincoln Memorial is related to the toga and the civilization that wore it.
  • civilization

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.
  • architecture

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

The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.
  • chief

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.
  • beautiful

Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism... but only through the direct responsibility of the individual.
  • direct

I feel coming on a strange disease - humility.
  • coming

The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.
  • architecture

Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun.
  • buildings

Mechanization best serves mediocrity.
  • best

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.
  • build

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.
  • bred

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

The architect must be a prophet... a prophet in the true sense of the term... if he can't see at least ten years ahead don't call him an architect.
  • ahead

The space within becomes the reality of the building.
  • becomes

Space is the breath of art.
  • art

Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic.
  • foundations

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.
  • politics

Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students, and turns them into prunes.
  • harvard

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

Why, I just shake the buildings out of my sleeves.
  • buildings

"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.
  • first

Get the habit of analysis - analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind.
  • analysis

A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50, and a fool if he doesn't afterward.
  • age

TV is chewing gum for the eyes.
  • funny

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.
  • body

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.
  • architect

Well, now that he's finished one building, he'll go write four books about it.
  • books

New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed... a race for rent.
  • city

Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
  • chewing

All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.
  • architectural

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.
  • architect

An idea is salvation by imagination
  • art

Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work.
  • nature

If it sells, it's art.
  • art

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


Architect similar to Frank Lloyd Wright


Go to table of contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part 1
Best Frank Lloyd Wright quotes

Part 2
Frank Lloyd Wright pictures quotes

Part 3
Frank Lloyd Wright's Quotes About ...
Life
Architecture
Art
Architect
City
All Frank Lloyd Wright quotes

Part 4
Quotes by authors similar to Frank Lloyd Wright

Quote
Loading ...