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Frank Lloyd Wright
(8 Jun 1867 - 9 Apr 1959)

American architect.

Science Quotes by Frank Lloyd Wright (9 quotes)

A box is more a coffin for the human spirit than an inspiration.
— Frank Lloyd Wright
Quoted in Aline B. Louchheim, 'Wright Analyzes Architect's Need', New York Times (26 May 1953), 23. Wright was interviewed at age 83 for the opening of a small exhibition of his work at the gallery of the National Institute and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York.
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A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his client to plant vines.
— Frank Lloyd Wright
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Science can give us only the tools in the box, these mechanical miracles that it has already given us. But of what use to us are miraculous tools until we have mastered the humane, cultural use of them? We do not want to live in a world where the machine has mastered the man; we want to live in a world where man has mastered the machine.
— Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright on Architecture: Selected Writings 1894-1940 (1941), 258.
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Space is the breath of art.
— Frank Lloyd Wright
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Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
— Frank Lloyd Wright
As quoted in Carla Lind, Wright Style (1992), 23.
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Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
— Frank Lloyd Wright
In Geoff Tibballs, The Mammoth Book of Humor (2000), 365.
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The scientist has marched in and taken the place of the poet. But one day somebody will find the solution to the problems of the world and remember, it will be a poet, not a scientist.
— Frank Lloyd Wright
As quoted in The Star (1959). Collected in Jonathon Green, Morrow's International Dictionary of Contemporary Quotations (1982).
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We've been fighting from the beginning for organic architecture. That is, architecture where the whole is to the part as the part is to the whole, and where the nature of materials, the nature of the purpose, the nature of the entire performance becomes a necessity—architecture of democracy.
— Frank Lloyd Wright
Quoted in Aline B. Louchheim, 'Wright Analyzes Architect's Need', New York Times (26 May 1953), 23. Wright was interviewed at age 83 for the opening of a small exhibition of his work at the gallery of the National Institute and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York.
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Youth is a circumstance you can’t do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old.
— Frank Lloyd Wright
Filler quote in Forbes (1975), 115, 94. Webmaster has so far been unable to identify a primary source. Can you help?
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