Henry Fuseli Quote

Our ideas are the offspring of our senses; we are not more able to create the form of a being we have not seen, without retrospect to one we know, than we are able to create a new sense. He whose fancy has conceived an idea of the most beautiful form must have composed it from actual existence.


Lectures (ed. 1831)

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Our ideas are the offspring of our senses; we are not more able to create the form of a being we have not seen, without retrospect to one we know,...

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Our ideas are the offspring of our senses; we are not more able to create the form of a being we have not seen, without retrospect to one we know,...

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Our ideas are the offspring of our senses; we are not more able to create the form of a being we have not seen, without retrospect to one we know,...

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Our ideas are the offspring of our senses; we are not more able to create the form of a being we have not seen, without retrospect to one we know,...