Frank Lloyd Wright Inspiring Quotes

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspiring Quotes

“Building becomes architecture only when the mind of man consciously takes it and tries with all his resources to make it beautiful, to put concordance, sympathy with nature, and all that into it. Then you have architecture.”

“Every idea that is a true idea has a form, and is capable of many forms. The variety of forms of which it is capable determines the value of the idea. So by way of ideas, and your mastery of them in relation to what you are doing, will come your value as an architect to your society and future. That’s where you go to school. You can’t get it in a university, you can’t get it here, you can’t get it anywhere except as you love it, love the feeling of it, desire and pursue it. And it doesn’t come when you are very young, I think. I believe it comes faster with each experience, and the next is very simple, or more simple, until it becomes quite natural to you to become master of the idea you would express.

“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen”

“Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change.”

“1. An honest ego in a healthy body
2. An eye to see nature
3. A heart to feel nature
4. Courage to follow nature
5. A sense of proportion (humor)
6. Appreciation of work as idea and idea as work
7. Fertility of imagination
8. Capacity for faith and rebellion
9. Disregard for commonplace (inorganic) elegance
10. Instinctive cooperation”

“give me the luxuries of life and I will gladly do without the necessities.”

“Freedom lies within.”

“Imitation is always insult–not flattery.”

“Youth is a circumstance you can’t do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old.”

“You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having.”

“If it sells, it’s art.”

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

“Less is more only when more is too much.”

“Television is chewing gum for the eyes.”

“I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.”

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

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

“Youth is not an age thing. It’s a quality. Once you’ve had it, you never lose it.”

“There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.”

“The truth is more important than the facts.”

“A professional is one who does his best work when he feels the least like working.”

“study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”

“Nature is my manifestation of God.
I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work.”

“As we live and as we are, Simplicity – with a capital “S” – is difficult to comprehend nowadays. We are no longer truly simple. We no longer live in simple terms or places. Life is a more complex struggle now. It is now valiant to be simple: a courageous thing to even want to be simple. It is a spiritual thing to comprehend what simplicity means.”

“Early in my career…I had to choose between an honest arrogance and a hypercritical humility… I deliberately choose an honest arrogance, and I’ve never been sorry.”

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

“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.”

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

“An idea is salvation by imagination”

“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.”


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