Quotes by: Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright
Wright in 1954
Born Frank Lincoln Wright
(1867-06-08)June 8, 1867
Richland Center, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died April 9, 1959(1959-04-09) (aged 91)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–Madison
Occupation Architect
Fallingwater Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Johnson Wax Headquarters Taliesin Taliesin West Robie House Imperial Hotel, Tokyo Darwin D. Martin House Unity Temple Ennis House Larkin Administration Building Dana-Thomas House Coonley House Marin County Civic Center First Unitarian Society of Madison Westcott House Monona Terrace Meyer May House Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Projects Usonian Houses
Broadacre City

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
Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Get the habit of analysis - analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.
Frank Lloyd Wright
The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.
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
Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.
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
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
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
Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students, and turns them into prunes.
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
Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.
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

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