Born: November 28, 1757
Died: August 12, 1827
William Blake was an English poet and painter. Although he wasn’t quite so popular during his days, his works are now greatly esteemed. He has also had an major influence on many notable figures in history.
Here below I’ve selected 5 quotes by this rare Mystic gem of the west in William Blake.
If a thing loves, it is infinite.
William Blake (Annotations to Swedenborg, 1788)
The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel’d to heaven is no artist.
William Blake (Annotations to Reynolds)
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 despair.
William Blake (Songs of Experience, 1794)
He who binds to himself a joy
Does the wingèd life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sunrise.
William Blake (He Who Binds)
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 (Auguries of Innocence, 1805)