William Blake quote about infinity from The Marriage of Heaven and Hell - If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.
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If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.
 William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790). copy citation

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“But first the notion that man has a body distinct from his soul, is to be expunged; this I shall do, by printing in the infernal method, by corrosives, which in Hell are salutary and medicinal, melting apparent surfaces away, and displaying the infinite which was hid.
If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.
For man has closed himself up, til he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.
A Memorable Fancy I was in a Printing house in Hell & saw the method in which knowledge is transmitted from generation to generation.” source

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