A Bit of Wisdom from Frank Lloyd Wright

Phoenix, AZ…Frank Lloyd Wright, June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959

“God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature, and it has often been said by philosophers, that nature is the will of God. And I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see.”

“A free America… means just this: individual freedom for 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.”

“No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.”

“Form follows function – that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.”

“The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.”

“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.”

“Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.”

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”

“There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.”

“Freedom is from within.”