The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the building was built.

— Frank Lloyd Wright

The most charming Frank Lloyd Wright quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

We create our buildings and then they create us.

Likewise, we construct our circle of friends and our communities and then they construct us.

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

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Form follows function - that has been misunderstood.

Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.

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Frank Lloyd Wright quote You have to go whole heartedly in anythi

You have to go whole heartedly in anything in order to achieve anything worth having.

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

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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.

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You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having.

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Frank Lloyd Wright quote Study nature. Love nature. Stay close to

Study nature. Love nature. Stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

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You can use an eraser on the drafting table or a sledge hammer on the construction site.

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

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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.

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Architecture is life, or at least it is life itself taking form and therefore it is the truest record of life as it was lived in the world yesterday, as it is lived today or ever will be lived.

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I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.

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

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About Frank Lloyd Wright

Quotes 221 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Architect
Birthday June 8, 1867

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

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If you wisely invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.

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Nature is the inspiration for all ornamentation

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Architecture is the triumph of human imagination over materials, methods, and men, to put man into possession of his own Earth. It is at least the geometric pattern of things, of life, of the human and social world. It is at best that magic framework of reality that we sometimes touch upon when we use the word order.

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

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Mechanization best serves mediocrity.

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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.

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The truth is more important than the facts.

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Architecture is the triumph of human imagination over materials, methods, and men, to put man into possession of his own earth

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Space is the breath of art.

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

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

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I never design a building before I've seen the site and met the people who will be using it.

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The outside of any building may now come inside and the inside go outside, each seems as part of the other. Continuity, plasticity, and all the new simplicity the imply have at last come home.

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

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

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Beautiful buildings are more than scientific.

They are true organisms, spiritually conceived; works of art, using the best technology by inspiration rather than the idiosyncrasies of mere taste or any averaging by the committee mind.

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The best friend on earth of man is the tree: When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources of the earth.

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The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.

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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.

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The space within becomes the reality of the building.

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Human beings can be beautiful. If they are not beautiful it is entirely their own fault. It is what they do to themselves that makes them ugly. The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it.

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

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If capitalism is fair then unionism must be.

If men and women have a right to capitalize their ideas and the resources of their country, then that implies the right of men and women to capitalize their labor.

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Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet.

He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.

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A vital difference between the professional man and a man of business is that money making to the professional man should, by virtue of his assumption, be incidental; to the businessman it is primary. Money has its limitations; while it may buy quantity, there is something beyond it and that is quality.

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

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

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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.

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Less is only more where more is no good.

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As we live and as we are, Simplicity - with a capital "S" - is difficult to comprehend nowadays. We are no longer truly simple. We no longer live in simple terms or places. Life is a more complex struggle now. It is now valiant to be simple: a courageous thing to even want to be simple. It is a spiritual thing to comprehend what simplicity means.

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The only thing wrong with architecture is architects.

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You can't make an architect. But you can open the doors and windows toward the light as you see it.

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Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism.

.. but only through the direct responsibility of the individual.

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

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If you foolishly ignore beauty, then you will soon find yourself without it.

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Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old.

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