What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care.
William Blake (1757 - 1827)
Source: Letter (23 August 1799)
Contributed by: Zaady
Then old Nobodaddy aloft Farted and belched and coughed, And said, "I love hanging and drawing and quartering Every bit as well as war and slaughtering."
Source: Poems from Blake’s Notebook, Let the Brothels of Paris
To create a little flower is the labor of ages.
I must Create a System or be enslaved by another Man's.
Think in the morning, Act in the noon, Eat in the evening, Sleep in the night.
Source: Proverbs of Hell
Let every Christian, as much as in him lies, engage himself openly and publicly, before all the World, in some mental pursuit for the Building up of Jerusalem.
A dog starved at his master's gate Predicts the ruin of the state.
Source: Auguries of Innocence
He who shall hurt the little wren Shall never be beloved by men.
England! awake! awake! awake! Jerusalem thy sister calls! Why wilt thou sleep the sleep of death And close her from thy ancient walls?
Mere enthusiasm is the all in all.
Source: Alexander Gilchrist, Life of William Blake, 1880.
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