Top 10 Quotes by William Blake

William Blake

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.

William Blake
I must create a system, or be enslav'd by another man's.
William Blake

For I dance And drink and sing, Till some blind hand Shall brush my wing. If thought is life And strength and breath And the want Of thought is death Then am I A happy fly If I live Or if I die

William Blake
The pride of the peacock is the glory of God.
William Blake

Kill not the moth nor butterfly, For the Last Judgement draweth nigh.

William Blake
This life's dim windows of the soul Distorts the heavens from pole to pole And leads you to believe a lie When you see with, not through, the eye.
William Blake

My silks and fine array, My smiles and languished air, By love are driv'n away And mournful lean Despair Brings me yew to deck my grave: Such end true lovers have.

William Blake
Acts themselves alone are history, and these are neither the exclusive property of Hume, Gibbon nor Voltaire, Echard, Rapin, Plutarch, nor Herodotus. Tell me the Acts, O historian, and leave me to reason upon them as I please; away with your reasoning and your rubbish. All that is not action is not worth reading.
William Blake

Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.

William Blake
Ages are All Equal. / But Genius is Always Above The Age.