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Frank Lloyd Wright
June 8, 1867 - April 9, 1959
Nationality: American
Category: Architect
Subcategory: American Architect

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.


The space within becomes the reality of the building.


The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.


Respect the masterpiece. It is true reverence to man. There is no quality so great, none so much needed now.


Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.


Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.


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.


No stream rises higher than its source. What ever man might build could never express or reflect more than he was. He could record neither more nor less than he had learned of life when the buildings were built.


Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.


Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic.


Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.


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


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.


A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.


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.


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.


I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.


Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students, and turns them into prunes.


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