". . . out of the ground, and into the light, a child of the sun."
- describing work at Florida Southern College
"They will be standing a thousand years into the future."
- commenting on the concrete blocks used at FSC
"This type of architecture can't mean much to you until you have had a good look at yourself. This architecture represents the laws of harmony and rhythm. It's organic architecture and we have seen little of it so far. It's like a little green shoot growing in a concrete pavement."
- while receiving an honorary degree during Founders Week, 1950.
"I am sure that every student here has within him - or her - the stem of a truly American culture. Florida Southern College will be praised in history as notable because it has taken the first step. . . shown the way . . . to a culture of our own."
- during his last visit to Lakeland in March 1957.
What others said:
"On a beautiful hillside overlooking a perfect gem of a lake, the buildings stand as a sort of monument to the man who thought most architectural concepts were rubbish - and was not the least bashful about saying so."
Excerpts from Chicago Tribune, March 5, 1961
"When building is completed, the U.S. will have at least one example of the cultural value of organic buildings well suited to time, purpose, and place."
Architectural Forum, January 1948