Facts about John Keats

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John Keats was a famous Poet from England, who lived between October 31, 1795 and February 23, 1821.

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He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 31 quotes who is written / told by John, under the main topics: Beauty, Experience, Love, Poetry.

Related authors: Leigh Hunt

Famous quotes by John Keats (31)


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"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"
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"Now a soft kiss - Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss"
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"My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk"
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"Much have I traveled in the realms of gold, and many goodly states and kingdoms seen"
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"Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever"
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"It appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own airy citadel"
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"I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest"
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"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"
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"I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else"
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"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"
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"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"
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"I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top"
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"I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination"
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"Here lies one whose name was writ in water"
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"Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter"
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"He ne'er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead"
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"Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?"
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"'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know"
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"The Public - a thing I cannot help looking upon as an enemy, and which I cannot address without feelings of hostility"
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"The poetry of the earth is never dead"
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"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"
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"The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate"
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"Scenery is fine - but human nature is finer"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Philosophy will clip an angel's wings"
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"A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness"
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"Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced"
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"Love is my religion - I could die for it"
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"Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance"


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