These 30 Frank Lloyd Wright quotes may be what you need to transform your ideas into something remarkable.
American architect, interior designer, and writer Frank Lloyd Wright was born on June 8, 1867. He completed a degree in civil engineering and soon started his practice in Chicago. Ultimately, he succeeded in his field and pioneered the Prairie School movement of architecture.
Establishing his name in architecture, he also initiated Broadacre City, for which he applied the concept of the Usonian home. Broadacre City was Wright’s unique vision for urban planning in the US.
In his career spanning more than 70 years, Wright designed more than 1,000 structures and finished 532 of them. He was a proponent of structure designs that spoke of humanity and nature. This became a philosophy he called organic architecture. Fallingwater, a house designed by Wright, best manifests this philosophy. It’s also considered as “the best all-time work of American architecture”.
Here are 30 Frank Lloyd Wright quotes to encourage you to stay true to your vision.
The truth is more important than the facts. – Frank Lloyd Wright
Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions. – Frank Lloyd Wright
An idea is salvation by imagination. – Frank Lloyd Wright
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work. – Frank Lloyd Wright
A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines. – Frank Lloyd Wright
Youth is a circumstance you can’t do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old. – Frank Lloyd Wright
The best thing to do is go as far out as you can get… what you regard as ‘too far’–and when others follow, as they will, move on. – Frank Lloyd Wright
I’m all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let’s start with typewriters. – Frank Lloyd Wright
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
The measure of a man’s culture is the measure of his appreciation. We are ourselves what we appreciate and no more. – Frank Lloyd Wright
A professional is one who does his best work when he feels the least like working. – Frank Lloyd Wright
Art for art’s sake is a philosophy of the well-fed. – Frank Lloyd Wright
An architect’s most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board and a wrecking ball at the site. – Frank Lloyd Wright
The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen. – Frank Lloyd Wright
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. – Frank Lloyd Wright
There is no true understanding of any art without some knowledge of its philosophy. Only then does its meaning come clear. – Frank Lloyd Wright
Youth is not an age thing. It’s a quality. Once you’ve had it, you never lose it. – Frank Lloyd Wright
The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
What is needed most in architecture today is the very thing that is most needed in life- Integrity. Just as it is in a human being, so integrity is the deepest quality in a building. – Frank Lloyd Wright
You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having. – Frank Lloyd Wright
As we work along our various ways, there takes shape within us, in some sort, an ideal – something we are to become – some work to be done. – Frank Lloyd Wright
The mission of an architect is to help people understand how to make life more beautiful, the world a better one for living in, and to give reason, rhyme, and meaning to life. – Frank Lloyd Wright
Man is a phase of nature, and only as he is related to nature does he matter, does he have any account whatever above the dust. – Frank Lloyd Wright
You will find Goodness and Truth everywhere you go. If you have to choose, choose Truth. For that is closest to Earth. Keep close to the Earth, …: in that lies strength. Simplicity of heart is just as necessary for an architect as for a farmer or a minister if the architect is going to build great buildings. – Frank Lloyd Wright
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense. – Frank Lloyd Wright
The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind. – Frank Lloyd Wright
Television is chewing gum for the eyes. – Frank Lloyd Wright
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. – Frank Lloyd Wright
Form follows function – that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union. – Frank Lloyd Wright
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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