William Blake 

Literary Birthday – 28 November – William Blake

William Blake was born 28 November 1757, and died 12 August 1827.

To See a World in a Grain of Sand 
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, 
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand 
And Eternity in an hour. 

William Blake: Timeless Quotes

  1. It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
  2. Exuberance is beauty.
  3. Do what you will, this world’s a fiction and is made up of contradiction.
  4. If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
  5. The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: the bad artist seems to copy a great deal; the good one really does.
  6. The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.
  7. A truth that’s told with bad intent, Beats all the lies you can invent.

William Blake was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. He is considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. Considered mad by contemporaries for his idiosyncratic views, Blake is held in high regard by later critics for his creativity, and the philosophical and mystical undercurrents in his work. His works include The Marriage of Heaven and Hell and Songs of Innocence and of Experience.

Source for Image


Thomas Phillips, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 28th November 2012