174 Total Quotes

John Keats Quotes

John Keats
Love in a hut, with water and a crust, / Is - Love forgive us! - cinders, ashes, dust.
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John Keats
My passions are all asleep from my having slumbered till nearly eleven and weakened the animal fiber all over me to a delightful sensation about three degrees on this sight of faintness -- if I had teeth of pearl and the breath of lilies I should call it languor -- but as I am I must call it laziness. In this state of effeminacy the fibers of the brain are relaxed in common with the rest of the body, and to such a happy degree that pleasure has no show of enticement and pain no unbearable frown. Neither poetry, nor ambition, nor love have any alertness of countenance as they pass by me.
John Keats
#Laziness

John Keats
You are always new, The last of your kisses was ever the sweetest.
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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
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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
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John Keats
I see a lilly on thy brow, / With anguish moist and fever dew; / And on thy cheek a fading rose / Fast withereth too. I met a lady in the meads / Full beautiful, a faery's child; / Her hair was long, her foot was light, / And her eyes were wild.
John Keats
#Anguish

John Keats
Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.
John Keats
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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.
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#English Poet #Fire

John Keats
Who would wish to be among the commonplace crowd of the little famous - who are each individually lost in a throng made up of themselves?
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#Commonplace

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...
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John Keats
I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.
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John Keats
Beauty is truth, truth beauty, - that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know
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John Keats
To Sorrow / I bade good-morrow, / And thought to leave her far away behind; / But cheerly, cheerly, / She loves me dearly; / She is so constant to me, and so kind.
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I always made an awkward bow.
John Keats
#Farewells

John Keats
Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.
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John Keats
Out went the taper as she hurried in; / Its little smoke, in pallid moonshine, died.
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#Died

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O for a life of sensations rather than of thoughts!
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#Life

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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.
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John Keats
Verse, Fame and Beauty are intense indeed, But Death intenser - Death is Life's high meed
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#Beauty

John Keats
I think we may class the lawyer in the natural history of monsters.
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#Class #Law And Lawyers

John Keats
Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
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#English Poet #Poetry

John Keats
Pleasure is oft a visitant; but pain / Clings cruelly to us.
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#Pain

John Keats
A thing of beauty is a joy forever; its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.
John Keats
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