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    They turned the country up on its side, and everything loose fell into California.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    If you tilt the whole country sideways, Los Angeles is the place where everything loose will fall.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    A box is more a coffin for the human spirit than an inspiration.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: human  spirit 
     
    We've been fighting from the beginning for organic architecture. That is, architecture where the whole is to the part as the part is to the whole, and where the nature of materials, the nature of the purpose, the nature of the entire performance becomes a necessity-architecture of democracy.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    Boston: Clear out eight hundred thousand people and preserve it as a museum piece. New York: Prison towers and modern posters for soap and whiskey. Pittsburgh: Abandon it.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: people  prison 
     
    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.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    I think Ms. Monroe's architecture is extremely good architecture.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    If you're going to have centralization, why not have it!
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    So here I stand before you preaching organic architecture: declaring organic architecture to be the modern ideal...
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    We do not learn so much by our successes as we learn by failures - our own and others! Especially if we see the failures properly corrected.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: failure  learn  success 
     
    We have no longer an outside and an inside as two separate things. Now the outside may come inside and the inside may and does go outside. They are of each other. Form and function thus become one in design and execution if the nature of materials and method and purpose are all in unison.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: nature 
     
    Well, now that he's finished one building, he'll go write four books about it.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: hell  book  write 
     
    We should have a system of economics that is structure that is organic tools. We do not have it. We are all hanging by our eyebrows from skyhooks economically, just as we are architecturally.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: economics 
     
    If you would see how interwoven it is in the warp and woof of civilization ... go at night-fall to the top of one of the down-town steel giants and you may see how in the image of material man, at once his glory and his menace, is this thing we call a city.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: men  civilization 
     
    The insolence of authority is endeavoring to substitute money for ideas.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    We boast the highest standard of living when it's only the biggest.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: living  standard 
     
    All I learned from Eliel Saarinen was how to make out an expense account
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    Respect the masterpiece. It is true reverence to man. There is no quality so great, none so much needed now.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: men  respect  true  quality 
     
    I wouldnt mind seeing opera die. Ever since I was a boy, I regarded opera as a ponderous anachronism, almost the equivalent of smoking.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: seeing  die  boys  mind 
     
    New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed... a race for rent.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: power  greed  money  race 
     
    The human race built most nobly when limitations were greatest.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: human  race 
     
    I don't build a house without predicting the end of the present social order.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: present 
     
    Is there anything more anti-American than McCarthyism?
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    When anyone becomes an authority, that is the end of him as far as development is concerned.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    Wherever human life is concerned, the unnatural stricture of excessive verticality cannot stand against more natural horizontality.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: human 
     
    On this simple unit-system [of building blocks] ruled on the low table-top all these forms were combined by the child into imaginative patter. Design was recreation! ...The virtue of all this lay in the awakening of the childmind to rhythmic structure in Nature - giving the child a sense of innate cause-and-effect otherwise far beyond child-comprehension.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    The sense of space within the reality of any building is a new concept wherever architecture is concerned. But it is essential ancient principle just the same and is not only necessary now but implied by the ideal of democracy itself.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: reality  space  democracy 
     
    Consider everything in the nature of a hanging fixture a weakness, and naked radiators an abomination.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: nature  weakness 
     
    God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature, and it has often been said by philosophers, that nature is the will of God. And I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: nature  body  god  philosopher 
     
    Taste is a matter of ignorance. If you know what you are tasting, you don't have to taste.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: ignorance 
     
    The Lincoln Memorial is related to the toga and the civilization that wore it.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: civilization 
     
    The two most important tools an architect has are the eraser in the drawing room and the sledge hammer on the construction site.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    I'll bridge these hills with graceful arches
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    Mechanization best serves mediocrity.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    Self fulfilling prophecies do exist in real life
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: self  real 
     
    Prison house for the soul
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: soul  prison 
     
    The cultural influences in our country are like the floo floo bird. I am referring to the peculiar and especial bird who always flew backward. To keep the wind out of its eyes? No. Just because it didn't give a darn where it was going, but just had to see where it had been.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: influence 
     
    Why should architecture or objects of art in the machine age, just because they are made by machines, have to resemble machinery?
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: age  machine 
     
    Take nothing for granted as beautiful or ugly.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: beautiful 
     
    Prison towers and modern posters for soap and whiskey.
    — Frank Lloyd Wright
    tags: prison 
     
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