Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. Wright believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture.

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I feel coming on a strange disease - humility.

An idea is salvation by imagination.

Buildings too are children of Earth and Sun.

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.

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.

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.

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

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

The truth is more important than the facts.

Bureaucrats: they are dead at 30 and buried at 60. They are like custard pies, you can't nail them to a wall.

An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board and a wrecking bar at the site.

Freedom is from within.

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.

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.

Youth is a quality not a matter of circumstances.

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

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

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

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

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.

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