10.13.2007

Sir Isaac Newton & William Blake



"To myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself and now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."
~Newton
"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 and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself."
~Blake
The above color print is by William Blake depicting Newton as the mythic architect of the universe. In this piece Blake was asserting his supremacy of the creative immagination over Newtons disciplined reasoning.

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