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John Keats

John Keats (October 31, 1795 February 23, 1821) was one of the principal poets of the English Romantic movement.
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Tis the witching hour of night, Or bed is the moon and bright, And the stars they glisten, glisten, Seeming with bright eyes to listen For what listen they?

John Keats

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

John Keats

What the imagination seizes as beauty must be the truth.

John Keats

Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.

John Keats

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of imagination. What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth - whether it existed before or not.

John Keats

The only means of strengthening one's intelligence is to make up one's mind about nothing-- to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts.

John Keats

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

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

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

John Keats

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

John Keats

I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.

John Keats

If I should die, I have left no immortal work behind me - nothing to make my friends proud of my memory - but I have loved the principle of beauty in all things, and if I had had time I would have made myself remembered.

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

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

O for the gentleness of old Romance, the simple planning of a minstrel's song!

John Keats

Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid.

John Keats

Should ever the fine-eyed maid to me be kind; Ah! surely it must be whenever I find; Some flowery spot, sequestered, wild, romantic; That often must have seen a poet frantic.

John Keats

I would jump down Etna for any public good - but I hate a mawkish popularity.

John Keats

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

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

O for a life of Sensations rather than of Thoughts.

John Keats

For sure so fair a place was never seen; Of all that ever charmed romantic eye.

John Keats

Health is my expected heaven.

John Keats

What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.

John Keats
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