William Blake was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. What he called his prophetic works were said by 20th-century critic Northrop Frye to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language". His visual artistry led 21st-century critic Jonathan Jones to proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced". In 2002, Blake was placed at number 38 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. Although he lived in London his entire life , he produced a diverse and symbolically rich œuvre, which embraced the imagination as "the body of God" or "human existence itself".
Douglas Brinkley is an American author and a professor of history at Rice University. Brinkley is the history commentator for CNN and a contributing editor to the magazines Vanity Fair and American Heritage. A public spokesperson on conservation issues, Brinkley serves as an editor at Audubon Magazine. He joined the faculty of Rice University as a professor of history in 2007.
Russell Charles Means was an Oglala Lakota activist for the rights of American Indian people, libertarian political activist, actor, writer, and musician. He became a prominent member of the American Indian Movement after joining the organization in 1968, and helped organize notable events that attracted national and international media coverage.
Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.Graham Greene
You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.George Bernard Shaw
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.Denis Waitley