51 Quotes By Frank Lloyd Wright


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 on age

A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50, and a fool if he doesn't afterward.
Frank Lloyd Wright on age

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 on architecture

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

The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.
Frank Lloyd Wright on architecture

Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity.
Frank Lloyd Wright on architecture

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.
Frank Lloyd Wright on architecture

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 on architecture

Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.
Frank Lloyd Wright on art

The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.
Frank Lloyd Wright on art

Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.
Frank Lloyd Wright on art

Space is the breath of art.
Frank Lloyd Wright on art

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.
Frank Lloyd Wright on beauty

Mechanization best serves mediocrity.
Frank Lloyd Wright on best

Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.
Frank Lloyd Wright on business

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

Freedom is from within.
Frank Lloyd Wright on freedom

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 on freedom

TV is chewing gum for the eyes.
Frank Lloyd Wright on funny

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Frank Lloyd Wright on god

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