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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.

Frank Lloyd Wright
  • arrogance

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

Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Architecture

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.

Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Atheism

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
  • building

TV -- chewing gum for the eyes.

Frank Lloyd Wright
  • television


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Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Architecture

The delusion of entertainment is devoid of meaning. It may amuse us for a bit, but after the initial hit we are left with the dark feeling of desolation.

Arthur Erickson
  • amuse

Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture. It is not the physical statement of the structure so much as what it contains that moves us.

Arthur Erickson
  • architecture

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

Frank Lloyd Wright
  • learning

True education is concerned not only with practical goals but also with values. Our aims assure us of our material life, our values make possible our spiritual life.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  • aims

The truth is more important than the facts.

Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Truth

It is the mystery of the creative act that something other than our conscious self takes over.

Arthur Erickson
  • act

Our own epoch is determining, day by day, its own style. Our eyes, unhappily, are unable yet to discern it.

Le Corbusier
  • Modern

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

Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Mistakes

A house is a machine for living in.

Le Corbusier
  • Home

We do pretty much whatever we want to.

Philip Johnson
  • Choice

Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.

Frank Gehry
  • architecture

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
  • architecture

There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.

Frank Lloyd Wright
  • common

Less is only more where more is no good.

Frank Lloyd Wright
  • where

When we dream alone it is only a dream, but when many dream together it is the beginning of a new reality.

Friedensreich Hundertwasser
  • alone

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

Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Intelligence

ARCHITECTURE, n: The art of how to waste space.

Philip Johnson
  • Design

The obsession with performance left no room for the development of the intuitive or spiritual impact of space and form other than the aesthetic of the machine itself.

Arthur Erickson
  • aesthetic

Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.

Antoni Gaudi
  • architecture

Because of this, originality consists in returning to the origin.

Antoni Gaudi
  • consists

And a building must be like a human being. It must have a wholeness about it, something that is very important.

Minoru Yamasaki
  • being

Be truthful, nature only sides with truth.

Adolf Loos
  • nature

It was always my goal to 'up the ante' on good design and rye devoted much of my career to this.

Michael Graves
  • career

Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society.

Walter Gropius
  • affair

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

Frank Lloyd Wright
  • art

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

Frank Lloyd Wright
  • architecture

Freedom is from within.

Frank Lloyd Wright
  • freedom

A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe and 50 times: It is a beautiful catastrophe.

Le Corbusier
  • beautiful

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

Frank Lloyd Wright
  • architecture

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

Frank Lloyd Wright
  • life

My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience.

Luis Barragan
  • architecture

If I knew where I was going, I wouldn't do it. When I can predict or plan it, I don't do it.

Frank Gehry
  • Success

Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances.

Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Youth

Where there is a will there is a lawsuit.

Addison Mizner
  • Will

A man can do all things if he but wills them.

Leon Battista Alberti
  • Will

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

Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Technology

An idea is salvation by imagination.

Frank Lloyd Wright
  • ideas

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

Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Hope

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

Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Art

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

Frank Lloyd Wright
  • analysis

We settled this continent without art. So it was easy for us to treat it as an imported luxury, not a necessity.

Arthur Erickson
  • art

We are yet to have a conscience at all about the exploitation of human cultures.

Arthur Erickson
  • conscience

The way of architecture is the quiet voice that underlies it and has guided it from the beginning.

Arthur Erickson
  • architecture

The great dream merchant Disney was a success because make-believe was what everyone seemed to need in a spiritually empty land.

Arthur Erickson
  • disney

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