“Climing to the Moon,” from William Blake's The Gate of Paradise (1973), as reprinted in Symbol and Image in William Blake by George Wingfield Diby (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957), plate 11.
The humanist has always believed in mountain tops; there is no vision of the mountain tops in most universities.
You see things; and you say, “Why?” But I dream things that never were, and I say, “Why not?”
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
The long engagement with language, which I love as a sculptor loves wood or clay.
The life of the mind is not coldly cerebral but impassioned.