Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures and completed 500 works. Wright believed in designing structures which were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture
Organic architecture
Organic architecture is a philosophy of architecture which promotes harmony between human habitation and the natural world through design approaches so sympathetic and well integrated with its site that buildings, furnishings, and surroundings become part of a unified, interrelated...

. This philosophy was best exemplified by his design for Fallingwater
Fallingwater or Kaufmann Residence is a house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh...

 (1935), which has been called "the best all-time work of American architecture".

Pictures deface walls oftener than they decorate them.

"In the Cause of Architecture", in The Architectural Record (March 1908)

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.

Frank Lloyd Wright, An Autobiography (1932)

So here I stand before you preaching organic architecture: declaring organic architecture to be the modern ideal.

An Organic Architecture (1939)

A free America, democratic in the sense that our forefathers intended it to be, 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.

The Future of Architecture (1953), p. 174

Every great architect is — necessarily — a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.

The Future of Architecture (1953)

The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.

New York Times Magazine (4 October 1953) Sometimes paraphrased: "A doctor can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines."

I doubt if there is anything in the world uglier than a Midwestern city.

Address at Evanston Illinois (8 August 1954)

Clear out 800,000 people and preserve it as a museum piece.

On Boston, The New York Times (27 November 1955)