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I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons
by 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

Tip the world over on its side and
everything loose will land in Los Angeles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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


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Less is only more where more is no good.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students,
and turns them into prunes.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

New York City is a great monument
to the power of money and greed...
a race for rent.
- Frank Lloyd Wright


 

The physician can bury his mistakes,
but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines -
so they should go as far as possible from home
to build their first buildings.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

If it keeps up, man will atrophy
all his limbs but the push-button finger.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Give me the luxuries of life
and I will willingly do without the necessities.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

I feel coming on a strange disease - humility.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Bureaucrats: they are dead at 30 and buried at 60.
They are like custard pies; you can't nail them to a wall.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

TV is chewing gum for the eyes.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I believe totally in a Capitalist System,
I only wish that someone would try it.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Freedom is from within.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Study nature, love nature,
stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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

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

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

Lack of culture means what it has always meant:
ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
- 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

Get the habit of analysis -
analysis will in time enable synthesis
to become your habit of mind.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

"Think simple" as my old master used to say -
meaning reduce the whole of its parts
into the simplest terms,
getting back to first principles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Life always rides in strength to victory,
not through internationalism...
but only through the direct responsibility of the individual.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

The present is the ever moving shadow
that divides yesterday from tomorrow.
In that lies hope.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work,
and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

An idea is salvation by imagination.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature,
and it has often been said by philosophers,
that nature is the will of God.
And I prefer to say that nature
is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever 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.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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

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.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Lincoln Memorial is related to the toga
and the civilization that wore it.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Space is the breath of art.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Random chance seems to have operated in our favor ...
there was no deity involved.
- Spock character in the Star Trek television series

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have friends in overalls
whose friendship I would not swap
for the favor of the kings of the world.
- Thomas A. Edison

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary;
new, universal, and more liberal laws
will begin to establish themselves around and within him;
or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor
in a more liberal sense,
and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings.
- Henry David Thoreau

Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once.
- Woody Allen

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss.
It is originally an unlearned feeling process.
Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
- Anne Grant

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

Coming together is a beginning;
keeping together is progress;
working together is success.
- Henry Ford

There are certain pursuits which,
if not wholly poetic and true,
do at least suggest a nobler and finer
relation to nature than we know.
The keeping of bees, for instance.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.
- Leonardo da Vinci

A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot


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