"Youth is a quality, not a matter
expert is a man who has stopped thinking-he
"Give me the luxuries
of life and I will willingly do without
free American means just this: individual
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.”
great architect is not made by way of
a brain nearly
so much as
he is made by way of a cultivated,
man is a fool if he drinks before he
reaches the ago
of 50, and
a fool if he doesn't afterward."
always rides in strength to victory,
not through internationalism...
but only through the direct responsibility
of the individual."
best serves mediocrity."
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."
house should ever be on a hill or on
of the hill, belonging to it. Hill
and house should live together, each
the happier for the other."
stream rises higher than its source.
What ever man
could never express or reflect more
than he was. He could record neither
more nor less than he had learned
of life when the buildings were built."
architecture seeks superior sense of
use and a finer
of comfort, expressed in organic
buildings are the strength and lightness
buildings qualified by light, bred
by native character to everyone and
married to the ground."
it as just as desirable to build a chicken
house as to build
the masterpiece. It is true reverence
to man. There is
no quality so great, none so much
and repose are the qualities that measure
the true value
of any work of art."
is the breath of art."
nature, love nature, stay close to nature.
will never fail
architect must be a prophet... a prophet
true sense of the
term... if he can't see at least
ten years ahead, don't call him an architect."
heart is the chief feature of a functioning
longer I live, the more beautiful life
mother art is architecture. Without architecture
of our own we
have no soul of our own civilization."
physician can bury his mistakes, but
can only advise his
client to plant vines - so they should
go as far as possible from home to
build their first buildings."
room within is the great fact about the
screech and mechanical uproar of the
big city turns the citified
head fill citified ears -as the song
of birds, wind in the trees, animal
cries or as the voices and songs
his loved ones once filled his hear.
He is sidewalk happy."
space within becomes the reality of the
truth is more important than the facts."
is nothing more uncommon than common
simple' as my old master used to say
reduce the whole
of its parts into the simplest of
terms, getting back to first principles."
and liberty are the foundations of a
ornament is not a matter of prettifying
It is organic
with the structure it adorns, whether
a person, a building or a park."
should have a system of economics that
that is organic tools.
We do not have it. We are all hanging
by our eyebrows from skyhooks economically,
just as we are architecturally."
I just shake the buildings out of my
fine architectural vales are human values,
else not valuable."
architect's most useful tools are an
eraser at the
and a wrecking ball at the site."
for art's sake is a philosophy of the
too, are children of the Earth and Sun."
great architect is - necessarily - a
poet. He must
be a great original interpreter of
his time, his day, his age."
is from within."
the habit of analysis - analysis will
in time enable
to become your habit of mind."
feel a strange disease coming on - humility."
think Ms. Monroe's architecture is extremely
is only more where more is no good."
in life, I had to choose between honest
humility. I chose honest arrogance
and have seen no occasion to change."
follows function- that has been misunderstood.
Form and function
should be one, joined in a spiritual
is life, or at least it is life itself
and therefore it is the truest record
of life as it was lived in the world
yesterday, as it is lived today or
ever will be lived."
you foolishly ignore beauty, you'll soon
Your life will be impoverished. But
if you wisely invest in beauty, it
will remain with you all the days
of your life."
idea is salvation by imagination."
is chewing gum for the eyes."
the world over on its side and everything
land in Los Angeles."
thing always happens that you really
believe in; and
in a thing makes it happen."
life demands a noble architecture for
noble uses of
noble men. Lack of
culture means what it has always
meant: ignoble civilization and therefore
believe in God, only I spell it Nature."