William Ernest Henley Quote: “It is the artist’s function not…”

It is the artist’s function not to copy but to synthesise: to eliminate from that gross confusion of actuality which is his raw material whatever is accidental, idle, irrelevant, and select for perpetuation that only which is appropriate and immortal.

William Ernest Henley

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Name: William Ernest Henley
Profession: Poet
Nationality: English
Birthday: August 23, 1849
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