John Ruskin Quotes (366 quotes)
“All violent feelings have the same effect. They produce in us a falseness in all our impressions of external things, which I would generally characterize as the pathetic fallacy.”
Volume III, part IV, chapter XII (1856). - Modern Painters (1843-1860)
“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.”
Selections from the Writings of John Ruskin (1871 edition)
The Works of John Ruskin (1873 edition)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJohn Ruskin
Born: February 8, 1819
Died: January 20, 1900 (aged 80)
Occupation: Writer, draughtsman, watercolourist, philanthropist
Bio: John Ruskin was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, also an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects ranging from geology to architecture, myth to ornithology, literature to education, and botany to political economy. His writing styles and literary forms were equally varied.