What is a wife, and what is a harlot? What is a church, and what Is a theatre? Are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is Religion, O Demonstrations of Reason, dividing families in cruelty and pride!
Poetry Fettered, Fetters the human Race. Nations are Destroyed, or Flourish, in proportion as Their Poetry, Painting and Music are Destroyed or Flourish.
Man must and will have Some Religion: if he has not the Religion of Jesus, he will have the Religion of Satan and will erect the Synagogue of Satan, calling the Prince of this World, God, and destroying all who do not worship Satan under the Name of God.
Imagination, the real and eternal World of which this Vegetable Universe is but a faint shadow, and in which we shall live in our Eternal or Imaginative Bodies when these Vegetable Mortal Bodies are no more.
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man’s. I will not reason compare. My business is to create.
He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: General Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite and flatterer, For Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.