Quotes: Frank Lloyd Wright

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“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

“The truth is more important than the facts.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“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

“TV is chewing gum for the eyes.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“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

“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

“Less is only more where more is no good.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“An architect’s most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

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

“I have been black and blue in some spot, somewhere, almost all my life from too intimate contacts with my own furniture.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“Art for art’s sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun.” – 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.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“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

“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“An idea is salvation by imagination.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic.’ – Frank Lloyd Wright

“The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“Space is the breath of art.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“Freedom is from within.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“Get the habit of analysis – analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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

“The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“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.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“”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.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

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