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William Blake

1757-1827

British Painter, Poet, Mystic,  Engraver and Printmaker

Influences: Gothic Art, Manuscript Illumination

Education - At the age of 14 apprenticed to an engraver for  seven years.  Attended the Royal Academy in London.

Cause of Death - Old age, he was 69

Mediums - watercolors,  watercolored relief etchings, engraving


William Blake Quotations

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 Quote

There are two worlds, a spiritual world where angels and spirits are, and a natural world where men are. -- William Blake Quote


My mother bore me in the southern wild,
And I am black, but O! my soul is white. -- William Blake Quote
As I was walking among the fires of Hell,
delighted with the enjoyments of Genius;
which to Angels look like torment and insanity.
-- William Blake Quote


As the air to a bird or the sea to a fish, so is contempt to the contemptible. As the caterpillar chooses the fairest leaves to lay her eggs on, so the priest lays his curse on the fairest joys. -- William Blake Quote


A truth that's told with bad intent, Beats all the lies you can invent. -- William Blake


Always be ready to speak your mind and a base man will avoid you. -- William Blake 

Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care, But for another gives its ease, And builds a Heaven in Hell's dispite.-- William Blake


No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.-- William Blake

He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity's sun rise.-- William Blake Quote



When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head! -- William Blake

As I was walking among the fires of Hell,
delighted with the enjoyments of Genius;
which to Angels look like torment and insanity. -- William Blake



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