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    frank lloyd wright Quotes

    Wood is universally beautiful to man. It is the most humanly intimate of all materials.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: men  beautiful 
     
    The truth is more important than the facts.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: truth  facts 
     
    Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    How many understand that Nature is the essential character of whatever is. It's something you'll find by looking not at, but in, always in. It's always inside the thing, and it makes the outside. And some day, when you get sufficiently proficient in understanding the use of the term, you can tell by the outside pretty much from what's inside.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    I attend the greatest of all Churches. I put a capital N on Nature, and call it my Church.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: nature  church 
     
    The architect must be a prophet... a prophet in the true sense of the term... if he can't see at least ten years ahead don't call him an architect.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: true  year 
     
    Freedom is from within.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: freedom 
     
    It's easier to make changes with a pencil than a wrecking bar.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    I doubt if there is anything in the world uglier than a Midwestern city.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: world  doubt 
     
    The scientist has marched in and taken the place of the poet. But one day somebody will find the solution to the problems of the world and remember, it will be a poet, not a scientist.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: world  problem  poet  scientist 
     
    A vital difference between the professional man and a man of business is that money making to the professional man should, by virtue of his assumption, be incidental; to the businessman it is primary. Money has its limitations; while it may buy quantity, there is something beyond it and that is quality.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: people 
     
    I find that government can be a kind of gangsterism and is in Russia. And is likely to be in America if we don't take care of ourselves pretty carefully.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    '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.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: meaning  master 
     
    I hate intellectuals. They are from the top down. I am from the bottom up.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: hate 
     
    Nature is all the body of God we mortals will ever see.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: nature  body  god 
     
    Each material has its own message.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    Democracy is the opposite of totalitarianism, communism, fascism, or mobocracy.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    A civilization is only a way of life. A culture is the way of making that way of life beautiful. So culture is your office here in America, and as no stream can rise higher than its source, so you can give no more or better to architecture than you are. So why not go to work on yourselves, to make yourselves, in quality, what you would have your buildings be?
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders' spinning, buildings qualified by light, bred by native character to environment, married to the ground.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: present  lies  hope  tomorrow 
     
    The only thing wrong with architecture is architects.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: wrong 
     
    The best thing to do is go as far out as you can get... what you regard as 'too far' - and when others follow, as they will, move on
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    Space. The continual becoming: invisible fountain from which all rhythms flow and to which they must pass. Beyond time or infinity
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: time  space 
     
    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.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: nature  men  beautiful  mind 
     
    The best friend of earth of man is the tree.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: men  friends  earth 
     
    The space within becomes the reality of the building.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: reality  space 
     
    All the more I study Nature do I revere God, because Nature is all the body of God we will ever know.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: nature  body  god 
     
    Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism... but only through the direct responsibility of the individual.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    Less is only more where more is no good.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    No stream rises higher than its source
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    Science can give us only the tools in the box, these mechanical miracles that it has already given us. But of what use to us are miraculous tools until we have mastered the humane, cultural use of them? We do not want to live in a world where the machine has mastered the man; we want to live in a world where man has mastered the machine.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: men  live  world  miracle  machine 
     
    Humanity to me is not a mob. A mob is a degeneration of humanity. A mob is humanity going the wrong way.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: humanity  wrong 
     
    Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: poet 
     
    Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    To look at the cross-section of any plan of a big city is to look at something like the section of a fibrous tumor.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    New York is the biggest mouth in the world. It appears to be prime example of the herd instinct, leading the universal urban conspiracy to beguile man from his birthright (the good ground), to hang him by his eyebrows from skyhooks above hard pavement, to crucify him, sell him, or be sold by him.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: men  world  urban  sell  example  instinct 
     
    A man with a machine may murder or enslave millions, whereas it used to take at least thousands to murder millions. And the man behind the machine has nothing on his conscience.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    The ultimate creative thinking technique is to think like God. If you're an atheist, pretend how God would do it.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
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