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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

Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything
else, is always a portrait of himself.
Samuel Butler

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

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new
model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

I call architecture frozen music.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Rain! Whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of
grandeur the very mountains.
Henry Ward Beecher

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
G. K. Chesterton

A physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.
Steve Martin

Personally, I think all modern architects should be pulled down and redeveloped as car parks.
Spike Milligan

Times Square, New York: neon-classical.
Nicola Zweig

I think Ms Monroe's architecture is extremely good architecture.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Everybody is the architect of his own future.
German proverb

Women are the real architects of society.

Fashion is architecture: It is a matter of proportions.
Coco Chanel

All architecture is great architecture after sunset.
G. K. Chesterton

Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who
implement change after the fact.
William S. Burroughs

An architect is someone who forgets to put in the staircase.
Gustave Flaubert

In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's
modern architecture.
Nancy Banks Smith

The Sydney Opera House looks as if something that has crawled out of the sea and is to no
Beverly Nichols

The Pyramids of Egypt will not last a moment compared to the daisy.
D. H. Lawrence

I have a theory about architecture in Los Angeles. I think all the houses came to a costume
party and they all came as other countries.
Michael O'Donoghue