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Frank Lloyd Wright quotes

1867 - 1959, American architect, designer and educator

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.
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I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and a devotion to the things you want to
see happen.
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A professional is one who does his best work when he feels the least like working.
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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.
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Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.
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The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.
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A physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines.
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Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions.
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I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with
typewriters.
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A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
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The thing always happens that you really believe in - and the belief in a thing makes it
happen.
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Less is more only when more is too much.
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The measure of a man's culture is the measure of his appreciation. We are ourselves what we
appreciate and no more.
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Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
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I think Ms Monroe's architecture is extremely good architecture.
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Human beings can be beautiful. If they are not beautiful it is entirely their own fault. It is
what they do to themselves that makes them ugly.
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Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
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There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
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Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting
old.
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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.
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Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.
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Give me the luxuries of life and I will gladly do without the necessities.
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An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board and a wrecking bar at the
site.
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I hate intellectuals. They are from the top down. I am from the bottom up.
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Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.
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The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies
hope.
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Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work.
I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
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Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions.
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Every great architect is, necessarily, a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of
his time, his day, his age.
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Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the
former and have seen no reason to change.
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I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
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Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means
what it has always meant: Ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
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If it sells, it's art.
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If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it.
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Nature is all the body of God we mortals will ever see.
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New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed - a race for rent.
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Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism - but only through the
direct responsibility of the individual.
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An idea is salvation by imagination.
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Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students, and turns them into prunes.
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Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.
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The truth is more important than the facts.
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