Quotes by Frank Lloyd Wright

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Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 April 9, 1959) was one of the most prominent and influential architects of the first half of the 20th century. To this day he is easily America's most famous architect (topping Philip Johnson, Paul Laszlo, Richard Neutra, and Louis Kahn) and still extremely well-known in the public eye. more

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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.

A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
An idea is salvation by imagination.
Early in life, I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasions to change.
The truth is more important than the facts.
TV -- chewing gum for the eyes.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
I find it hard to believe that the machine would go into the creative artist's hand even were that magic hand in true place. It has been too far exploited by industrialism and science at expense to art and true religion.
The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.
I hate intellectuals. They are from the top down. I am from the bottom up.
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.
The screech and mechanical uproar of the big city turns the citified head, fills citified ears -- as the song of birds, wind in the trees, animal cries, or as the voices and songs of his loved ones once filled his heart. He is sidewalk-happy.
Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.
The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
All fine architectural values are human vales, else not valuable.
Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances.
Why Deal with the Coupon when you can have the Genuine Bond

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