John Keats quotes

 quotes - Love is my religion - I could die for it. Share

“Love is my religion - I could die for it.”

— John Keats

 quotes - Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced. Share

“Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.”

— John Keats

 quotes - The poetry of the earth is never dead. Share

“The poetry of the earth is never dead.”

— John Keats

 quotes - What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth. Share

“What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.”

— John Keats

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.”

— John Keats

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

— John Keats

“You are always new, the last of your kisses was ever the sweetest.”

— 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

“Now a soft kiss - Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss.”

— 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

“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.”

— John Keats

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

— John Keats

“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.”

— 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

“I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.”

— John Keats

“Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.”

— John Keats

“Scenery is fine - but human nature is finer.”

— John Keats

“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.”

— John Keats

“Here lies one whose name was writ in water.”

— John Keats

“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.”

— John Keats

“Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.”

— John Keats

“I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.”

— John Keats

“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.”

— John Keats

“The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.”

— 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

“He ne'er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead.”

— 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... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.”

— 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

“My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.”

— John Keats