Quotes by: Frank Lloyd Wright
|Frank Lloyd Wright
Wright in 1954
||Frank Lincoln Wright
June 8, 1867
Richland Center, Wisconsin, U.S.
||April 9, 1959
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
||University of Wisconsin–Madison
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Johnson Wax Headquarters
Imperial Hotel, Tokyo
Darwin D. Martin House
Larkin Administration Building
Marin County Civic Center
First Unitarian Society of Madison
Meyer May House
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.
Get the habit of analysis - analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind.
Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.
The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.
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.
Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.
Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.
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.
A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
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.
A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50, and a fool if he doesn't afterward.
The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students, and turns them into prunes.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity.
Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.
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.