Quotes by William Blake

About William Blake:

William Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. His prophetic poetry has been said to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language". His visual artistry led one contemporary art critic to proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced". In 2002, Blake was placed at number 38 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. Although he lived in London his entire life (except for three years spent in Felpham), he produced a diverse and symbolically rich oeuvre, which embraced the imagination as "the body of God" or "human existence itself".

Author Bio

  • NameWilliam Blake
  • DescriptionEnglish Romantic poet and artist
  • BornNovember 28, 1757
  • DiedAugust 12, 1827
  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • ProfessionPainter; Poet; Writer; Theologian
  • WorksThe Marriage Of Heaven And Hell; And Did Those Feet In Ancient Time