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John Keats quotes (26)
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 Category: Poetry
Musics golden tongue Flatterd to tears this aged man and poor.
John Keats Category: Music
Fame like a wayward girl will still be coy To those who woo her with too slavish knees.
John Keats Category: False
As the Swiss inscription says: Sprechen ist silbern Schweigen ist golden Speech is silvern Silence is golden; or as I might rather express it Speech is of Time Silence is of Eternity.
John Keats Category: Sick
O for a life of sensations rather than of thoughts!
John Keats Category: Feelings
Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run; To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core; To swell the gourd and plump the hazel shells With a sweet kernel; to set budding more And still more later flowers for the bees Until they think warm days will never cease For Summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells.
John Keats Category: Autumn
Happy the people whose annals are blank in history-books.
John Keats Category: Book
I am certain of nothing but the Holiness of the Heart's affections and the Truth of the Imagination.
John Keats Category: Holiday
Love is my religion - I could die for it.
John Keats Category: Love
We are firm believers in the maxim that for all right judgment of any man or thing it is useful nay essential to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad.
John Keats Category: Judgment
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
John Keats Category: Adversity
I mean Negative Capability that is when man is capable of being in uncertainties Mysteries doubts without any irritable reaching after fact and reason....
John Keats Category: Capable
Fanatics have their dreams wherewith they weave A paradise for a sect.
John Keats Category: Fanatic
Heard melodies are sweet but those unheard Are sweeter.
John Keats Category: Illusions
Silence is deep as Eternity speech is shallow as Time.
John Keats Category: Eternity
Clever men are good but they are not the best.
John Keats Category: Clergy
I never can feel certain of any truth but from a clear perception of its beauty.
John Keats Category: Unsorted
So many and so many and such glee.
John Keats Category: Opinion
One lifea little gleam of time between two Eternities.
John Keats Category: Life
How astonishingly does the chance of leaving the world improve a sense of its natural beauties upon us. Like poor Falstaff although I do not babble I think of green fields; I muse with the greatest affection on every flower I have know from my infancy their shapes and colours are as new to me as if I had just created them with superhuman fancy.
John Keats Category: Sense
'Beauty is truth truth beauty'that is all Ye know on earth and all Ye need to know.
John Keats Category: Truth
Nothing ever becomes real till it is experiencedeven a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.
John Keats Category: Experience
When I have fears that I may cease to be Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain.
John Keats Category: Death
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 Category: Hero
The only means of strengthening ones intellect is to make up ones mind about nothing to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts. Not a select party.
John Keats Category: Intellect
There was an awful rainbow once in heaven: We know her woof her texture; she is given In the dull catalogue of common things. Philosophy will clip an angels wings.
John Keats Category: Philosophy