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John Keats – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by John Keats

 

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

– John Keats


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

– John Keats


‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty,’ – that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

– John Keats


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


What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.

– John Keats


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

– 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.

– John Keats


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

– John Keats


Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.

– John Keats


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

– 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.

– John Keats


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

– John Keats


My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.

– John Keats


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

– 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.

– John Keats


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

– John Keats


Love is my religion – I could die for it.

– John Keats


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

– John Keats


Scenery is fine – but human nature is finer.

– John Keats


The poetry of the earth is never dead.

– 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.

– 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.

– 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.

– John Keats


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

– John Keats


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

– 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.

– John Keats


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