Stands the Church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?
Author: Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)
Profession: British Poet
I love art, and I love history, but it is living art and living history that I love. It is in the interest of living art and living history that I oppose so-called restoration. What history can there be in a building bedaubed with ornament, which cannot at the best be anything but a hopeless and lifeless imitation of the hope and vigor of the earlier world?
Author: William Morris (1834-1896)
Profession: British Artist, Writer, Printer
It is impossible, as impossible as to raise the dead, to restore anything that has ever been great or beautiful in architecture. That which I have... insisted upon as the life of the whole, that spirit which is given only by the hand and eye of the workman, can never be recalled.
Author: John Ruskin (1819-1900)
Profession: British Critic, Social Theorist