Best John Keats Quotes

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

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

He ne'er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead. ~John Keats

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. ~John Keats

Here lies one whose name was writ in water. ~John Keats

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

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

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

I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest. ~John Keats

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

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

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

Much have I traveled in the realms of gold, and many goodly states and kingdoms seen. ~John Keats

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

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced. ~John Keats

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

Philosophy will clip an angel's wings. ~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

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

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

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

The poetry of the earth is never dead. ~John Keats

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

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

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

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

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