A Quote by William Shakespeare on beauty, devil, earth, heaven, hell, imagination, and poets

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet Are of imagination all compact: One sees more devils than vast hell can hold, That is, the madman: the lover, all as frantic, Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt: The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven; And as imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 5, Scene 1 [partial]

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