john keats Quotes

Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
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— John Keats
Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?
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— John Keats
It appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own airy citadel.
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— John Keats
Here lies one whose name was writ in water.
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— John Keats
There is nothing stable in the world; uproar's your only music.
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— John Keats
The only means of strengthening one's intellect is to make up one's mind about nothing, to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts.
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— John Keats
Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject.
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— John Keats
Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
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— John Keats
You are always new, the last of your kisses was ever the sweetest.
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— John Keats
There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify - so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish.
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— John Keats
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.
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— John Keats
Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
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— John Keats
Now a soft kiss - Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss.
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— John Keats
A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.
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— John Keats
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.
— John Keats
You speak of Lord Byron and me; there is this great difference between us. He describes what he sees I describe what I imagine. Mine is the hardest task.
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— John Keats
With a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration, or rather obliterates all consideration.
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— John Keats
I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.
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— John Keats
I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks, your loveliness and the hour of my death. O that I could have possession of them both in the same minute.
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— John Keats
He ne'er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead.
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— John Keats
Scenery is fine - but human nature is finer.
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— John Keats
Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.
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— John Keats
'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
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— John Keats
The poetry of the earth is never dead.
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— John Keats
Love is my religion - I could die for it.
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— John Keats
I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.
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— John Keats
Much have I traveled in the realms of gold, and many goodly states and kingdoms seen.
— John Keats
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion - I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more - I could be martyred for my religion - Love is my religion - I could die for that.
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— John Keats
I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.
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— John Keats
There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.
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— John Keats
Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.
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— John Keats
I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise.
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— John Keats
Though a quarrel in the streets is a thing to be hated, the energies displayed in it are fine; the commonest man shows a grace in his quarrel.
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— John Keats
The Public - a thing I cannot help looking upon as an enemy, and which I cannot address without feelings of hostility.
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— John Keats
The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.
— John Keats
My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.
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— John Keats
What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.
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— John Keats
Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.
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— John Keats
john keats
Birth    : October 31, 1795
Death  : February 23, 1821
Occupation  : Poet