Quotation Explorer - 'John Keats'

I was never afraid of failure; for I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest. - John Keats
No one can usurp the heights...But those to whom the miseries of the worldAre misery, and will not let them rest. - John Keats
Here lies one whose name was writ on water. - John Keats
The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were. - John Keats
Wherein lies happiness? In that which becksOur ready minds to fellowship divine,A fellowship with essence; till we shine,Full alchemiz’d, and free of space. BeholdThe clear religion of heaven! - 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
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 muse with the greatest affection on every flower I have known from my infancy - their shapes and colours are as new to me as if I had just created them with a superhuman fancy - It is because they are connected with the most thoughtless and happiest moments of our lives. - 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
Besides, a long poem is a test of invention, which I take to be the Polar star of Poetry, as Fancy is the sails - and Imagination the rudder. - 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
There is nothing stable in the world; uproar's your only music. - John Keats
Talking of Pleasure, this moment I was writing with one hand, and with the other holding to my Mouth a Nectarine -- how good how fine. It went down all pulpy, slushy, oozy, all its delicious embonpoint melted down my throat like a large, beautified Strawberry. - John Keats
The only means of strengthening one's intellect is to make up one's mindabout nothing -- to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts. - John Keats
Scenery is fine -but human nature is finer - John Keats
Yes, in spite of all, Some shape of beauty moves away the pall From our dark spirits. - John Keats
I have been astonished that men could die martyrsfor their religion--I have shuddered at it,I shudder no more.I could be martyred for my religion.Love is my religionand I could die for that.I could die for you.My Creed is Love and you are its only tenet. - John Keats
Open wide the mind's cage-door,She'll dart forth, and cloudward soar. - 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
A thing of beauty is a joy forever:Its loveliness increases;It will neverPass into nothingness. - John Keats
Pensive they sit, and roll their languid eyes. - John Keats
Whatever the imagination seizes as Beauty must be truth -whether it existed before or not - 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
O for a life of Sensations rather than of Thoughts. - John Keats
I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top. - John Keats
de quando a paixão é simultaneamente modesta e arrebatada! - John Keats
Life is but a day:A fragile dewdrop on its perilious wayFrom a tree's summit - John Keats
The poetry of the earth is never dead. - John Keats
Nothing ever becomes real 'til it is experienced. - John Keats
If poetry comes not as naturally as the leaves to a tree it had better not come at all. - 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
What the imagination seizes as beauty must be the truth. - John Keats
Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art--Not in lone splendour hung aloft the nightAnd watching, with eternal lids apart,Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite. - 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 heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in the rubbish. - John Keats
The same that oft-times hath charm'd magic casements, opening on the foam of perilous seas, in fairy lands forlorn. - John Keats
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter: therefore, ye soft pipes, play on. - John Keats
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. - John Keats
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart's affections and the truth of the Imagination. - John Keats
Her hair was long , her foot was light and her eyes were wild. -Keats - John Keats
Nothing ever becomes real till experienced even a proverb is no proverb until your life has illustrated it - John Keats
I have good reason to be content,for thank God I can read andperhaps understand Shakespeare to his depths. - John Keats
Touch has a memory. O say, love, say,What can I do to kill it and be free? - John Keats
My imagination is a monastery, and I am its monk - John Keats
I love you the more that I believe you have liked me for my own sake and for nothing else. - John Keats
Touch has a memory. - John Keats
Now a soft kiss - Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss. - John Keats
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