Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes (70 quotations)

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1. "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

2. A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his client to plant vines. - Frank Lloyd Wright

3. 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

4. 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

5. A man is a fool is he drinks before he reaches the age of 50, and a fool if he doesn't afterward. - Frank Lloyd Wright

6. A vital difference between the professional man and a man of business is that money making to the professional man should, by virtue of his assumption, be incidental; to the business man it is primary. Money has its limitations; while it may buy quantity, there is something beyond it and that is quality. - Frank Lloyd Wright

7. All I learned from Eliel Saarinen was how to make out an expense account. - Frank Lloyd Wright

8. An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site. - Frank Lloyd Wright

9. An expert is a man who has stopped thinking - he knows! - Frank Lloyd Wright

10. An idea is salvation by imagination. - Frank Lloyd Wright

11. Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed. - Frank Lloyd Wright

12. Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun. - Frank Lloyd Wright

13. Bureaucrats: they are dead at 30 and buried at 60. They are like custard pies; you can't nail them to a wall. - Frank Lloyd Wright

14. Classicism is a mask and does not reflect transition. How can such a static expression allow interpretation of human life as we know it? A fire house should not resemble a French Chateau, a bank a Greek temple and a university a Gothic Cathedral. All of the ism are imposition on life itself by way of previous education. - Frank Lloyd Wright

15. Consider everything in the nature of a hanging fixture a weakness, and naked radiators an abomination. - Frank Lloyd Wright

16. Democracy is the opposite of totalitarianism, communism, fascism, or mobocracy. - Frank Lloyd Wright

17. 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

18. Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world. - Frank Lloyd Wright

19. 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

20. Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union. - Frank Lloyd Wright

21. Freedom is from within. - Frank Lloyd Wright

22. Get the habit of analysis- analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind. - Frank Lloyd Wright

23. Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities. - Frank Lloyd Wright

24. God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature, and it has been said often 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. If we wish to know the truth concerning anything, we'll find it in the nature of that thing. - Frank Lloyd Wright

25. Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students, and turns them into prunes. - Frank Lloyd Wright

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