Frank Lloyd Wright quotes

 quotes - I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. Share

“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.”

— Frank Lloyd Wright

 quotes - The truth is more important than the facts. Share

“The truth is more important than the facts.”

— Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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

— Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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

— Frank Lloyd Wright

“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

“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

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

— 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

“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

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

— 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

“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

“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.”

— 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.”

— Frank Lloyd Wright

“Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.”

— Frank Lloyd Wright

“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

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

— Frank Lloyd Wright

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

— Frank Lloyd Wright

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

— Frank Lloyd Wright

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

— Frank Lloyd Wright

“Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun.”

— Frank Lloyd Wright

“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.”

— 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

“Space is the breath of art.”

— Frank Lloyd Wright

“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.”

— 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