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Quotes of the day: Frank Lloyd Wright

Published Sunday, June 08, 2014 @ 12:00 AM EDT
Jun 08 2014

Frank Lloyd Wright (born Frank Lincoln Wright, June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1000 structures and completed 532 works. Wright believed in designing structures which were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. This philosophy was best exemplified by his design for Fallingwater (1935), which has been called "the best all-time work of American architecture." Wright was a leader of the Prairie School movement of architecture and developed the concept of the Usonian home, his unique vision for urban planning in the United States. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his client to plant vines.

A mob is humanity going the wrong way.

An expert is a man who has stopped thinking- he knows!

An idea is salvation by imagination.

Early in life, I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasions to change.

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

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.

I doubt if there is anything in the world uglier than a Midwestern city.

I think Ms. (Marilyn) Monroe's architecture is extremely good architecture.

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

Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions.

New York: Prison towers and modern posters for soap and whiskey. Pittsburgh: Abandon it.

No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it.

Pictures deface walls oftener than they decorate them.

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life

The only thing wrong with architecture are the architects.

The truth is more important than the facts.

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

Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances.

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