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American architect, Birth: 8-6-1867, Death: 9-4-1959 Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes
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The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the building was built.
Frank Lloyd Wright

The beneficial structure is not one that damages the environment, but one which enhances the scenery more than before its construction.
2.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Investigate the outdoors, cherish the environment, remain connected to nature. It will always be steadfast.
3.
We create our buildings and then they create us. Likewise, we construct our circle of friends and our communities and then they construct us.
Frank Lloyd Wright

We fashion our edifices and then they fashion us. Similarly, we assemble our network of acquaintances and our neighborhoods and then they shape us.
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Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.
Frank Lloyd Wright

'Appearance should be fused with purpose, united in a holy matrimony.'
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I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
Frank Lloyd Wright

I comprehend the cost of accomplishment: commitment, effort, and an unyielding dedication to the objectives you wish to see come to fruition.
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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.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having.
Frank Lloyd Wright

You must fully commit yourself to any endeavor in order to attain true reward.
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A building should appear to grow easily from its site and be shaped to harmonize with its surroundings if Nature is manifest there.
Frank Lloyd Wright

A structure should emerge fluidly from its location and be molded to accord with the natural elements present.
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9.
You can use an eraser on the drafting table or a sledge hammer on the construction site.
Frank Lloyd Wright

You can use an eraser on the drafting table or a mallet on the construction site.
10.
We should learn from the snail: it has devised a home that is both exquisite and functional.
Frank Lloyd Wright

We should gain insight from the snail: it has created a residence that is both delightful and utilitarian.
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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.
Frank Lloyd Wright

'A dwelling should not stand upon a hill, but should be embraced by the hill. Both are better off when they exist in harmony.'
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Architecture is life, or at least it is life itself taking form and therefore it is the truest record of life as it was lived in the world yesterday, as it is lived today or ever will be lived.
Frank Lloyd Wright

'Architecture embodies existence, translating the essence of life into a tangible form and thus preserving its history for all eternity.'
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Simplicity and Repose are qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Insightfulness and Tranquility are aspects that gauge the genuine worth of any artistic creation.
14.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Frank Lloyd Wright

I subscribe to the idea that divinity is inherent in Nature.
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The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.
Frank Lloyd Wright

'The paramount craft is architecture. Without a structure of our own we have no identity of our own culture.'
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Art is a discovery and development of elementary principles of nature into beautiful forms suitable for human use.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Unearthing and transforming fundamental laws of nature into pleasing shapes serviceable to mankind.
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When we come to understand architecture as the essential nature of all harmonious structure we will see that it is the architecture of music that inspired Bach and Beethoven, the architecture of painting that is inspiring Picasso as it inspired Velasquez, that it is the architecture of life itself that is the inspiration of the great poets and philosophers.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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Early in life, I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change
Frank Lloyd Wright

I opted for frank conceit rather than feigned meekness at a young age, and have since had no reason to alter this decision.
19.
Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity.
Frank Lloyd Wright

20.
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.
Frank Lloyd Wright

21.
If you wisely invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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Nature is the inspiration for all ornamentation
Frank Lloyd Wright

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Architecture is the triumph of human imagination over materials, methods, and men, to put man into possession of his own Earth. It is at least the geometric pattern of things, of life, of the human and social world. It is at best that magic framework of reality that we sometimes touch upon when we use the word order.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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Mechanization best serves mediocrity.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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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

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Space is the breath of art.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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Architecture is the triumph of human imagination over materials, methods, and men, to put man into possession of his own earth
Frank Lloyd Wright

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I never design a building before I've seen the site and met the people who will be using it.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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Wood is universally beautiful to man. It is the most humanly intimate of all materials.
Frank Lloyd Wright

32.
Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students, and turns them into prunes.
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A building is not just a place to be but a way to be.
Frank Lloyd Wright

34.
The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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Love is the virtue of the Heart, Sincerity is the virtue of the Mind, Decision is the virtue of the Will, Courage is the virtue of the Spirit.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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The outside of any building may now come inside and the inside go outside, each seems as part of the other. Continuity, plasticity, and all the new simplicity the imply have at last come home.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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More and more, so it seems to me, light is the beautifier of the building.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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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

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The best friend on earth of man is the tree: When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources of the earth.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.
Frank Lloyd Wright

41.
The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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Beautiful buildings are more than scientific. They are true organisms, spiritually conceived; works of art, using the best technology by inspiration rather than the idiosyncrasies of mere taste or any averaging by the committee mind.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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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

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The space within becomes the reality of the building.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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If you're going to have centralization, why not have it!
Frank Lloyd Wright

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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. The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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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

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Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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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

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Bring out the nature of the materials. Let their nature intimately into your scheme.
Frank Lloyd Wright