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William Blake
Quotations



"The only man that e'er I knew
Who did not make me almost spew
"

"The only man that e'er I knew
Who did not make me almost spew"
 
"Why, this is not a drawing, but inspiration!"
- Constable merely replied: "I never knew it before. I meant it for drawing".
 
"The eye altering, alters all."
- The Mental Traveller
 
"I do not behold the outward creation... it is a hindrance and not action."
 
"The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind."
- The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
 
" When Sir Joshua Reynolds died
All Nature was degraded:
The King dropped a tear into the Queen's ear;
And all his pictures faded."
 
"Passion and expression is beauty itself."
 
"Execution is the chariot of genius."
 
"Invention depends altogether upon execution or organization. "
 
"Genius is Always Above the Age."
 
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