Frank Lloyd Wright


Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes

  • ''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.''
    Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959), U.S. architect. "Earth," pt. 1, The Living City (1958).
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  • ''The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.''
    Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959), U.S. architect. New York Times Magazine (Oct. 4, 1953).
  • ''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.''
    Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959), U.S. architect. "Night Is but a Shadow Cast by the Sun," pt. 5, The Living City (1958).
  • ''The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.''
    Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959), U.S. architect. "Night is but a Shadow Cast by the Sun," pt. 5, The Living City (1958). Closing words.
  • ''All fine architectural values are human vales, else not valuable.''
    Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959), U.S. architect. "Recapitulation," pt. 3, The Living City (1958).
  • ''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 (1869-1959), U.S. architect. "Social and Economic Disease," pt. 2, The Living City (1958).
  • ''New York is the biggest mouth in the world. It appears to be prime example of the herd instinct, leading the universal urban conspiracy to beguile man from his birthright (the good ground), to hang him by his eyebrows from skyhooks above hard pavement, to crucify him, sell him, or be sold by him.''
    Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959), U.S. architect. "The-Shadow-of-the-Wall-Primitive Instincts Still Alive," pt. 1, The Living City (1958).

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