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    A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    By playing down to the idea of the common man, dogmatic political authority exploits him... So the ideal of innate aristocracy of which hour forefathers dreamed is betrayed for votes in the name of democracy.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines - so they should go as far as possible from home to build their first buildings.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: mistakes 
     
    I prefer honest arrogance to hypocritical modesty.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: arrogance 
     
    You can't make an architect. But you can open the doors and windows toward the light as you see it.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    The measure of a man's culture is the measure of his appreciation. We are ourselves what we appreciate and no more.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    If capitalism is fair then unionism must be. If men and women have a right to capitalize their ideas and the resources of their country, then that implies the right of men and women to capitalize their labor.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: men  women  right  ideas  capitalism 
     
    Very simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds. Remy de Gourmont An idea is salvation by imagination
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    To know what to leave out and what to put in; just where and just how, ah, that is to have been educated in knowledge of simplicity.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: simplicity 
     
    Architecture is essentially Human; it is the Human spirit manifesting itself. For when a Man builds, there, you've got him; you know exactly what, who and how that Man is.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: men  human  spirit 
     
    At night... the streets become rhythmical perspectives of glowing dotted lines, reflections hung upon them in the streets as the wistaria hangs its violet racemes on its trellis. The buildings are shimmering verticality, a gossamer veil, a festive scene-prop hanging there against the black sky to dazzle, entertain, amaze.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    No house should ever be on any hill... It should be of the hill.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    When I see architecture that moves me, I hear music in my inner ear
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: music 
     
    I do not believe in adding enrichment merely for the sake of enrichment. Unless it adds clearness to the enunciation of the theme, it is undesirable, for it is very little understood.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: believe 
     
    Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: world 
     
    The tall modern office building is the machine pure and simple...the engine, the motor and the battleship the works of the century.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: work  machine  battleship 
     
    Money shows [man] new ways to cheat life. Power becomes exterior instead of interior. In these circumstances architecture becomes too difficult, building too easy.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: power  money 
     
    Dining is and always was a great artistic opportunity.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    The outcome of the city will depend on the race between the automobile and the elevator, and anyone who bets on the elevator is crazy.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: crazy  race 
     
    Architecture is for the young. If our teenagers don't get architecture - if they are not inspired, (then) we won't have the architecture that we must have if this country is going to be beautiful.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: heart  mind 
     
    Architectural features of true democratic ground-freedom would rise naturally from topography, which means that buildings would all take on the nature and character of the ground on which in endless variety they would stand and be component part.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: character  nature  true 
     
    Architecture is the frame of human existence. We must dedicate this existence more to beauty. For if poetic principle has deserted us, how long are we going to last?
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: beauty  human  existence 
     
    True ornament is not a matter of prettifying externals. It is organic with the structure it adorns, whether a person, a building, or a park. At its best it is an emphasis of structure, a realization in graceful terms of the nature of that which is ornamented
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    A professional is one who does his best work when he feels the least like working.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: work 
     
    Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: children  earth  child 
     
    There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    The room within is the great fact about the building.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: facts 
     
    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.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    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.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: beautiful  human 
     
    Entering into the spirit of this interior, you will discover the best possible atmosphere in which to show fine paintings or listen to music. It is this atmosphere that seems to me most lacking in our art galleries, museums, music halls and theaters.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: music  spirit  painting 
     
    Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral. The size of the project means little in art, beyond the money matter. It is the quality of the character that really counts.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: character  money  quality 
     
    For America today organic architecture interprets (will eventually build) this local embodiment of human freedom. This natural architecture seeks spaciousness, grace and openness; lightness and strength so completely balanced and logical that it is a new integrity...
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: human  value 
     
    Youth is not an age thing. It's a quality. Once you've had it, you never lose it.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: youth  age  quality 
     
    Our forefathers were not only brave. I believe they were right. I believe that what they meant was that every man born had equal right to grow from scratch by way of his own power unhindered to the highest expression of himself possible to him.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: men  power  believe  right 
     
    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.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    Imitation is always insult-not flattery.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    Love is the greatest virtue of the heart.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: heart  virtue 
     
    It is where life is fundamental and free that men develop the vision needed to reveal the human soul in the blossoms it puts forth.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: men  human  soul  vision  fundamental 
     
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