Frank Lloyd Wright was an architect, designer, writer, and educator from the United States.

Approximately, in the course of his 70-year creative career, he designed over 1,000 structures.

Wright advocated organic architecture, which he defined as designing in harmony with mankind and the environment.

The American Institute of Architects named Wright “The greatest American architect of all time” in 1991.

You will find below a curated collection of popular Frank Lloyd Wright quotes to read and share with others.


Motivational Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes

No stream rises higher than its source. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

An expert is a man who has stopped thinking. Why should he think? He is an expert. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

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A building is not just a place to be but a way to be. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

Maybe we can show government how to operate better as a result of better architecture. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

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

Nature is the inspiration for all ornamentation. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

Art is a discovery and development of elementary principles of nature into beautiful forms suitable for human use. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

I hate intellectuals. They are from the top down. I am from the bottom up. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

Best Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes

Architecture is the frame of human existence. We must dedicate this existence more to beauty. For if poetic principle has deserted us, how long are we going to last?. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

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

Nature is the inspiration for all ornamentation. ~ 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.

To me, young has no meaning. It’s something you can do nothing about, nothing at all. But youth is a quality. And if you have it, you never lose it. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

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

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

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

Ultimate Lloyd Wright Quotes

Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

I prefer honest arrogance to hypocritical modesty. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

Self fulfilling prophecies do exist in real life. ~ 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.

You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

Democracy is the opposite of totalitarianism, communism, fascism, or mobocracy. ~ 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.

If it sells, it’s art. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

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I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. ~ 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.

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

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

Famous Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes

Wood is universally beautiful to man. It is the most humanly intimate of all materials. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

Bring out the nature of the materials. Let their nature intimately into your scheme. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

When I see architecture that moves me, I hear music in my inner ear. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

An idea is salvation by imagination. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

The outcome of the city will depend on the race between the automobile and the elevator, and anyone who bets on the elevator is crazy. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

Freedom is from within. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

To know what to leave out and what to put in; just where and just how, ah, that is to have been educated in knowledge of simplicity. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

When I see architecture that moves me, I hear music in my inner ear. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

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

Top Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes

You can use an eraser on the drafting table or a sledgehammer on the construction site. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

Imitate nothing except principle. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

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

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

It is where life is fundamental and free that men develop the vision needed to reveal the human soul in the blossoms it puts forth. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

Inspiring Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes

Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

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

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

More and more, so it seems to me, light is the beautifier of the building. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

Individuality realized is the supreme attainment of the human soul, the master-master’s work of art. Individuality is sacred. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

All the more I study Nature do I revere God, because Nature is all the body of God we will ever know. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

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

A professional is one who does his best work when he feels the least like working. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

The only thing wrong with architecture is architects. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

Powerful Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes

The human race built most nobly when limitations were greatest. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances. ~ 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.

We should learn from the snail: it has devised a home that is both exquisite and functional ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

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

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

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

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

The ultimate creative thinking technique is to think like God. If you’re an atheist, pretend how God would do it. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

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

You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

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

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

What I like best about San Francisco is San Francisco ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

You can use an eraser on the drafting table or a sledge hammer on the construction site. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

Individuality realized is the supreme attainment of the human soul, the master-master’s work of art. Individuality is sacred. ~ 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.

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Love of an idea is the love of God. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

You can use an eraser on the drafting table or a sledge hammer on the construction site. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

I never design a building before I’ve seen the site and met the people who will be using it ~ 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.

Take nothing for granted as beautiful or ugly. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.



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