John Keats

Poet

October 31, 1795 - February 23, 1821

October 31, 1795 - February 23, 1821

Poet


64 Greatest Quotes By John Keats

My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk. John Keats
There is nothing stable in the world; uproar's your only music. John Keats
A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness. John Keats
The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate. John Keats
What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth. John Keats
Like a mermaid in sea-weed, she dreams awake, trembling in her soft and chilly nest. 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
Love is my religion - I could die for it. 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
Every mental pursuit takes its reality and worth from the ardour of the pursuer. John Keats
That which is creative must create itself. John Keats
If something is not beautiful, it is probably not true. 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
I love your hills and I love your dales, And I love your flocks a-bleating; but oh, on the heather to lie together, With both our hearts a-beating! John Keats
We read fine things but never feel them to the full until we have gone the same steps as the author. 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
Now a soft kiss - Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss. 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
Pensive they sit, and roll their languid eyes. John Keats
How does the poet speak to men with power, but by being still more a man than they. John Keats
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. John Keats
Philosophy will clip an angel's wings. John Keats
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination. John Keats
Is there another Life? Shall I awake and find all this a dream? There must be we cannot be created for this sort of suffering. John Keats
I must choose between despair and Energy──I choose the latter. John Keats
The creature has a purpose, and his eyes are bright with it. John Keats
A hope beyond the shadow of a dream. 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
Even bees, the little almsmen of spring bowers, know there is richest juice in poison-flowers. John Keats
Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. John Keats
Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success. John Keats
Life is but a day; A fragile dewdrop on its perilous way From a tree's summit. John Keats
Many have original minds who do not think it - they are led away by custom! John Keats
Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art-- Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night And watching, with eternal lids apart, Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite. John Keats
I don't need the stars in the night I found my treasure All I need is you by my side so shine forever. John Keats
I want a brighter word than bright. John Keats
My love is selfish. I cannot breathe without you. John Keats
Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know. John Keats
'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. John Keats
The world is too brutal for me—I am glad there is such a thing as the grave—I am sure I shall never have any rest till I get there. John Keats
O aching time! O moments big as years! John Keats
To silence gossip, don't repeat it. 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
Here lies one whose name was writ in water. John Keats
We have woven a web, you and I, attached to this world but a separate world of our own invention. John Keats
I have so much of you in my heart. 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
Where are you now? How are the nymphs? I suppose they have led you a fine dance. John Keats
There is a budding tomorrow in midnight. John Keats