"If you weren't an optimist, it would be impossible to be an architect"
"One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting all over again"
"I like thinking big. I always have. To me its very simple: if you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big"
"My work is not about "form follows function" but "form follows beauty" or, even better, "form follows feminine"
"I am not a finisher, I am a starter. And I am always thinking, what is the next project"
"I prefer soft objects to hard, curved lines to straight, ambiguity to clarity, spatial diversity to functionalism, and naturalness to artificiality."
"I don’t believe architecture has to speak too much. It should remain silent and let nature in the guise of sunlight and wind"
"You can never learn anything that is not a part of yourself"
"Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light"
"You have to really believe not only in yourself; you have to believe that the world is actually worth your sacrifices"
Frank Lloyd Wright
"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"
"Human life is a combination of tragedy and comedy. The shapes and designs that surround us are the music accompanying this tragedy and this comedy."
“Every child likes to take a pencil to make a mark. Everybody makes beautiful things when they are three, four, or five years old. Most people lose that spontaneity; I think that always happens. Some are able to win a second spontaneity.”