John Keats Quotes

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Born: October 31, 1795, Moorgate, London, England, UK
Birth Country: UK
Died: Rome, Lazio, Italy, February 23, 1821
Occupation: Author

1.
'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
- John Keats

2.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases it will never pass into nothingness.
- John Keats

3.
Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?
- John Keats

4.
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.
- John Keats

5.
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.
- John Keats

6.
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.
- John Keats

7.
I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.
- John Keats

8.
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.
- John Keats

9.
Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.
- John Keats

10.
Love is my religion - I could die for it.
- John Keats

11.
My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.
- John Keats

12.
Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.
- John Keats

13.
Now a soft kiss - Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss.
- John Keats

14.
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.
- John Keats

15.
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.
- John Keats

16.
Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
- John Keats

17.
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.
- John Keats

18.
Scenery is fine - but human nature is finer.
- John Keats

19.
The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.
- John Keats

20.
The poetry of the earth is never dead.
- John Keats

21.
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.
- John Keats

22.
There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.
- John Keats

23.
There is nothing stable in the world uproar's your only music.
- John Keats

24.
What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.
- John Keats

25.
With a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration, or rather obliterates all consideration.
- John Keats

26.
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.
- John Keats

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