The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
An idea is salvation by imagination
The truth is more important than the facts.
The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines - so they should go as far as possible from home to build their first buildings.
A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
I have been black and blue in some spot, somewhere, almost all my life from too intimate contacts with my own furniture.
Get the habit of analysis - analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind.
Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.
An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site.
Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
The architect must be a prophet... a prophet in the true sense of the term... if he can't see at least ten years ahead don't call him an architect.
A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by way of a cultivated, enriched heart.
The architect should strive continually to simplify; the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered that comfort and utility may go hand in hand with beauty.
All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.
The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.
The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.