John Keats - Quotes

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I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.

I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.

You are always new, the last of your kisses was ever the sweetest.

You are always new, the last of your kisses was ever the sweetest.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.

The poetry of the earth is never dead.

The poetry of the earth is never dead.

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.

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.

'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

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.

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.

Scenery is fine - but human nature is finer. ---->>>

Now a soft kiss - Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss.

Now a soft kiss - Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss.

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. ---->>>

Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.

Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.

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.

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.

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.

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.

My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.

My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.

The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Love is my religion - I could die for it.

Love is my religion - I could die for it.

There is nothing stable in the world; uproar's your only music.

There is nothing stable in the world; uproar's your only music.

Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?

Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?

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. ---->>>

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.

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.

Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.

Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.

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. ---->>>

I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest. ---->>>

Here lies one whose name was writ in water. ---->>>

I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top. ---->>>

What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.

What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.

Philosophy will clip an angel's wings. ---->>>

He ne'er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The Public - a thing I cannot help looking upon as an enemy, and which I cannot address without feelings of hostility. ---->>>

With a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration, or rather obliterates all consideration.

With a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration, or rather obliterates all consideration.

It appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own airy citadel. ---->>>

There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.

There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.

Much have I traveled in the realms of gold, and many goodly states and kingdoms seen. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: October 31, 1795
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Die: February 23, 1821
Occupation: Poet
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John Keats (; 31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821) was an English Romantic poet. He was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets, along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, despite his works having been in publication for only four years before his death aged 25 in the year 1821 (wikipedia)