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Pictures deface walls oftener than they decorate them.
A professional is one who does his best work when he feels the least like working.
An idea is salvation by imagination
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Early in life I had to choose between arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change.
No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.
The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.
A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
Respect the masterpiece. It is true reverence to man. There is no quality so great, none so much needed now.
Early in my career...I had to choose between an honest arrogance and a hypercritical humility... I deliberately choose an honest arrogance, and I've never been sorry.
Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism... but only through the direct responsibility of the individual.
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.
The space within becomes the reality of the building.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
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.
Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work.
Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
The thing always happens that you really believe in and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50, and a fool if he doesn't afterward.
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.
Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.
I know the price of success: dedication hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
Maybe we can show government how to operate better as a result of better architecture. Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
Mechanization best serves mediocrity.
I hate intellectuals. They are from the top down. I am from the bottom up.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
TV is chewing gum for the eyes.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change.
Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.
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.
I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters.
Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.
An idea is salvation by imagination.
Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic.
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.
The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.
Space is the breath of art.
New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed... a race for rent.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.
If it sells, it's art.
Less is only more where more is no good.
Freedom is from within.
Very simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds. Remy de Gourmont An idea is salvation by imagination.