An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills, and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress, and what by a dome.
More Quotes from John Ruskin:Nothing is ever done beautifully which is done in rivalship: or nobly, which is done in pride.
All things are literally better, lovelier, and more beloved for the imperfections which have been divinely appointed, that the law of human life may be Effort, and the law of human judgment, Mercy.
How false is the conception, how frantic the pursuit, of that treacherous phantom which men call Liberty most treacherous, indeed, of all phantoms for the feeblest ray of reason might surely show us, that not only its attainment, but its being, was impossible. There is no such thing in the universe. There can never be. The stars have it not the earth has it not the sea has it not and we men have the mockery and semblance of it only for our heaviest punishment.
They are good furniture pictures, unworthy of praise, and undeserving of blame.
It is his restraint that is honorable to a person, not their liberty.
Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.
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Whatever you do, never stop dreaming.
Darren L. Johnson
It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
I mean, even my dressing room at the studio has candles and cushions and cashmere rugs and things.