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"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." “Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity.""Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral."“Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders' spinning, buildings qualified by light, bred by native character to everyone and married to the ground." "Respect the masterpiece. It is true reverence to man. There is no quality so great, none so much needed now." "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." "Space is the breath of art." "Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.""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." "The mother art is architecture. Without architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization." "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." "The room within is the great fact about the building." "The space within becomes the reality of the building." "'Think simple' as my old master used to say - meaning reduce the whole of its parts into the simplest of terms, getting back to first principles."  "We should have a system of economics that is structure that is organic tools. We do not have it. We are all hanging by our eyebrows from skyhooks economically, just as we are architecturally." "Form follows function- that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union." "Architecture is life, or at least it is life itself taking form and therefore it is the truest record of life as it was lived in the world yesterday, as it is lived today or ever will be lived."  "Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall."