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"Think simple" as my old master used to say - meaning reduce the whole...   Life
A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or...   Politics
A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he i...   Life
A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50, and a fo...   Life
All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.   Life
All I learned from Eliel Saarinen was how to make out an expense accou...   Life
An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, ...   Life
An expert is a man who has stopped thinking - he knows!   Life
An idea is salvation by imagination.   Life
Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.   Art
Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun.   Life
Bureaucrats: they are dead at 30 and buried at 60. They are like custa...   Life
Democracy is the opposite of totalitarianism, communism, fascism, or m...   Life
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritica...   Life
Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left...   Life
Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a gr...   Life
Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function...   Life
Freedom is from within.   Life
Get the habit of analysis- analysis will in time enable synthesis to b...   Life
Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the neces...   Life
God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature, and it h...   Life
Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students, and turns them into pr...   Life
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.   Nature
I believe totally in a Capitalist System, I only wish that someone wou...   Life
I feel coming on a strange disease - humility.   Life
I find it hard to believe that the machine would go into the creative ...   Life
I have been black and blue in some spot, somewhere, almost all my life...   Life
I think Ms. Monroe's architecture is extremely good architecture.   Life
I wouldn't mind seeing opera die. Ever since I was a boy, I regarded o...   Life
I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fool...   Life
If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button fin...   Life
Less is only more where more is no good.   Life
Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism...   Life
Maybe we can show government how to operate better as a result of bett...   Life
Mechanization best serves mediocrity.   Life
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspir...   Life
New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed... a...   Life
No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the ...   Life
No stream rises higher than its source. What ever man might build coul...   Life
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. L...   Life
Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of ...   Life
Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders' spinn...   Life
Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a ...   Business
Respect the masterpiece. It is true reverence to man. There is no qual...   Life
Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of...   Life
Space is the breath of art.   Life
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail yo...   Life
Television is chewing gum for the eyes.   Life
The architect must be a prophet... a prophet in the true sense of the ...   Life
The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind   Life
The Lincoln Memorial is related to the toga and the civilization that ...   Life
The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.   Life
The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we ...   Life
The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise...   Art
The room within is the great fact about the building.   Life
The screech and mechanical uproar of the big city turns the citified h...   Life
The space within becomes the reality of the building.   Life
The truth is more important than the facts.   Life
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.   Life
Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los A...   Life
Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic.   Life
True ornament is not a matter of prettifying externals. It is organic ...   Life
TV is chewing gum for the eyes.   Life
We should have a system of economics that is structure, that is organi...   Life
Well, now that he's finished one building, he'll Le Corbusier go write...   Life
Why, I just shake the buildings out of my sleeves   Life