John Constable Quote
I am anxious that the world should be inclined to look to painters for information about painting. I hope to show that ours is a regularly taught profession; that it is scientific as well as poetic; that imagination alone never did, and never can, produce works that are to stand by a comparison with realities.
"The History of Landscape Painting," first lecture, Royal Institution (26 May 1836), from notes taken by C.R. Leslie - History of Landscape Lectures