Thursday, July 14, 2005

Some William Blake Quotes...

When the Sun rises do you not see a round Disk of fire somewhat like a Guinea O no no I see an Innumerable company of the Heavenly host crying Holy Holy Holy is the Lord God Almighty
- The Notebook, A Vision of The Last Judgment


I feel that a Man may be happy in This World. And I know that This World Is a World of Imagination & Vision I see Every thing I paint In This World, but Every body does not see alike. To the Eyes of a Miser a Guinea is more beautiful than the Sun & a bag worn with the use of Money has more beautiful proportions than a Vine filled with Grapes. The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the Eyes of others only a Green thing that stands in the way. Some See Nature all Ridicule & Deformity & by these I shall not regulate my proportions, & Some Scarce see Nature at all But to the Eyes of the Man of Imagination Nature is Imagination itself. As a man is So he Sees. As the Eye is formed such are its Powers You certainly Mistake when you say that the Visions of Fancy are not be found in This World. To Me This World is all One continued Vision of Fancy or Imagination & I feel Flatterd when I am told So.

-Letter to Dr Trusler, 23/8 1799

3 Comments:

Blogger juanito said...

some see me as carlton even though i'm not ;-)

sorry, katherine, i don't think we've ever met.

john

1:50 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Sorry John! But any friend of Joanna's is a friend of mine. Hey, where'd your blog go??? KM

5:03 PM  
Blogger juanito said...

ditto.

10:06 AM  

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