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I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
– Frank Lloyd Wright
Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.
No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun.
‘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.
Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.
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.
Well, now that he’s finished one building, he’ll go write four books about it.
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.
Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism… but only through the direct responsibility of the individual.
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.
Maybe we can show government how to operate better as a result of better architecture. Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.
If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.
An idea is salvation by imagination.
The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.
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.
The architect should strive continually to simplify; the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered that comfort and utility may go hand in hand with beauty.
Why, I just shake the buildings out of my sleeves.
Mechanization best serves mediocrity.
Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.
Respect the masterpiece. It is true reverence to man. There is no quality so great, none so much needed now.
Get the habit of analysis – analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind.
Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.
The Lincoln Memorial is related to the toga and the civilization that wore it.
Space is the breath of art.
A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50, and a fool if he doesn’t afterward.
A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.