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Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

The truth is more important than the facts.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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An idea is salvation by imagination.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Less is only more where more is no good.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

 

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever man might build, could never
express or reflect more than he was.
He could record neither more nor less
than he had learned of life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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

Freedom is from within.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Study nature, love nature,
stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Nature is my manifestation of God.
I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

Tip the world over on its side and
everything loose will land in Los Angeles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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

I feel coming on a strange disease - humility.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

If it keeps up, man will atrophy
all his limbs but the push-button finger.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

TV is chewing gum for the eyes.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
- 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

The Lincoln Memorial is related to the toga
and the civilization that wore it.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

New York City is a great monument
to the power of money and greed...
a race for rent.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons
out of the hands of fools.
Let's start with typewriters.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The present is the ever moving shadow
that divides yesterday from tomorrow.
In that lies hope.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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

Space is the breath of art.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The space within becomes the reality of the building.
- 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

Life always rides in strength to victory,
not through internationalism...
but only through the direct responsibility of the individual.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Lack of culture means what it has always meant:
ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
- 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

I believe totally in a Capitalist System,
I only wish that someone would try 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

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

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

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

To look at the cross-section of any plan of a big city
is to look at something like the section of a fibrous tumor.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Simplicity and repose are qualities
that measure the true value of any work 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

Organic buildings are the strength
and lightness of the spiders' spinning,
buildings qualified by light,
bred by native character to environment,
married to the ground.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use
and a finer sense of comfort,
expressed in organic simplicity.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Respect the masterpiece. It is true reverence to man.
There is no quality so great, none so much needed now.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

The beauty of facing life unprepared is tremendous.
Then life has a newness, a youth;
then life has a flow and freshness.
Then life has so many surprises.
And when life has so many surprises,
boredom never settles in you.
- Osho

Nothing is more dangerous to tradition
than the creative imagination of youth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

Take a course in good water and air;
and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own.
Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.
- John Muir

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth,
but delicious in the years of maturity.
- Albert Einstein

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

The youth gets together his materials
to build a bridge to the moon,
or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth,
and, at length, the middle-aged man
concludes to build a woodshed with them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.
But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.
- Tom Lehrer - song: Bright College Days,
album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer

The wine of youth does not always
clear with advancing years;
sometimes it grows turbid.
- Carl Jung

It is not possible for civilization to
flow backwards while there is youth in the world.
Youth may be headstrong,
but it will advance its allotted length.
- Helen Keller

Probably the happiest period in life
most frequently is in middle age,
when the eager passions of youth are cooled,
and the infirmities of age not yet begun;
as we see that the shadows,
which are at morning and evening so large,
almost entirely disappear at midday.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The search after the great men is the dream of youth,
and the most serious occupation of manhood.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Passion rebuilds the world for the youth.
It makes all things alive and significant.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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