William Blake Quotes

Sound the Flute! Now it's mute. Birds delight Day and Night;
William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, mystic. From SONGS OF INNOCENCE. Spring (l. 1-4). . . The Complete Poems [William Blake]. Alicia Ostriker, ed. (1977) Penguin Books.
The Questioner, who sits so sly, Shall never know how to Reply.
William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, mystic. Auguries of Innocence (l. 93-94). . . The Complete Poems [William Blake]. Alicia Ostriker, ed. (1977) Penguin Books.
Little Lamb, Here I am; Come and lick My white neck;
William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, mystic. From SONGS OF INNOCENCE. Spring (l. 19-22). . . The Complete Poems [William Blake]. Alicia Ostriker, ed. (1977) Penguin Books.
To see a world in a grain of sand And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand And eternity in an hour.
William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, engraver. Auguries of Innocence, l. 1-4, Poems from the Pickering Manuscript (c. 1803), repr. In Complete Writings, ed. Geoffrey Keynes (1957).
Little Boy Full of joy; Little Girl, Sweet and small;
William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, mystic. From Songs of Innocence. Spring (l. 10-13). . . The Complete Poems [William Blake]. Alicia Ostriker, ed. (1977) Penguin Books.
Every morn and every night Some to misery are born. Every morn and every night Some are born to sweet delight. Some are born to sweet delight, Some are born to endless night.
William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, engraver. Auguries of Innocence, l. 119-24, Poems from the Pickering Manuscript (c. 1803), repr. In Complete Writings, ed. Geoffrey Keynes (1957). The last two lines of this passage were incorporated by Jim Morrison, of The Doors rock group, in his 1967 song End of the Night.
The Angel that presided o'er my birth Said, "Little creature, formed of Joy and Mirth, Go love without the help of any thing on earth.
William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, mystic. From Gnomic Verses. The Angel that presided o'er my birth (l. 1-3). . . Oxford Book of Short Poems, The. P. J. Kavanagh and James Michie, eds. Oxford University Press.
We are led to Believe a Lie When we see not Thro' the Eye
William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, mystic. Auguries of Innocence (l. 125-126). . . The Complete Poems [William Blake]. Alicia Ostriker, ed. (1977) Penguin Books.
Ah! gentle may I lay me down, and gentle rest my head, And gentle sleep the sleep of death, and gentle hear the voice Of Him that walketh in the garden in the evening time!"
William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, mystic. The Book of Thel (Plate 1,, l. 12-14). . . The Complete Poems [William Blake]. Alicia Ostriker, ed. (1977) Penguin Books.
Each outcry of the hunted hare A fibre from the brain does tear.
William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, engraver. Auguries of Innocence, l. 13-14, Keynes (1957).