Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes

Most popular Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes

An idea is salvation by imagination.

imagination

No stream rises higher than its source.
— Frank Lloyd Wright
Truth is more important than the facts.
— Frank Lloyd Wright
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
— Frank Lloyd Wright
The truth is more important than the facts.
— Frank Lloyd Wright

facts

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

God

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.
— Frank Lloyd Wright
Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions.

wealth possessions

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

technology

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

luxury

Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.
— Frank Lloyd Wright

business

If automation keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.
— Frank Lloyd Wright
A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
— Frank Lloyd Wright

architecture

If you turned the country on its side, everything loose would fall into Southern California.

California

If we build in the desert, let the house know the desert and the desert be proud of the house.
— Frank Lloyd Wright

architecture

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

architecture

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

writers

Respect the masterpiece—it is true reverence to man.  There is no quality so great, none so much needed now.

masterpiece

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.
I wouldn't mind seeing opera die. Ever since I was a boy, I regarded opera as a ponderous anachronism, almost the equivalent of smoking.

opera

No house should ever be on any hill or on anything. It should be of the hill, belonging to it, so hill and house could live together each the happier for the other.
— Frank Lloyd Wright
Noble life demands a noble architecture of noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
— Frank Lloyd Wright
Architecture is life, or at least it is life itself taking form and therefore it is the truest record of life as it was lived in the world yesterday, as it is lived today or ever will be lived.
— Frank Lloyd Wright

architecture

I find it hard to believe that the machine would go into the creative artist's hand even were that magic hand in true place. It has been too far exploited by industrialism and science at expense to art and true religion.