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Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes

The space within becomes the reality of the building.

Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun.

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.

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

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.

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.

A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.

A building should appear to grow easily from its site and be shaped to harmonize with its surroundings if Nature is manifest there.

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

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

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

Space is the breath of art.

An idea is salvation by imagination.

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

I’m all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let’s start with typewriters.

Freedom is from within.

The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines – so they should go as far as possible from home to build their first buildings.

The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.

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

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.

Less is only more where more is no good.

I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.

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.

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.

There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.

An honest politician is an oxymoron.

The truth is more important than the facts.

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.

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.

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

A building is not just a place to be but a way to be.

I’m all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let’s start with typewriters.

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

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.

Space is the breath of art.

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

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

I’m all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let’s start with typewriters.

Freedom is from within.

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.

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

The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines – so they should go as far as possible from home to build their first buildings.

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.

There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.

An honest politician is an oxymoron.

The truth is more important than the facts.

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.

I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.

The space within becomes the reality of the building.

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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