John Keats

Englishman and romantic poet (1795-1821)

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'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' -- that is allYe know on Earth, and all ye need to know.
Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul
Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid.
Health is my expected heaven.
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affection and the truth of imagination.
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.
I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.
I love you the more that I believe you have liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.
I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.
It appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own airy citadel.
My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.
Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced -- even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.
O fret not after knowledge -- I have none, and yet my song comes native with the warmth. O fret not after knowledge -- I have none, and yet the Evening listens.
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.
The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.
The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted thence proceeds mawkishness.
The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted: thence proceeds mawkishness.
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.
The problems of the world cannot possible 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.
There is a budding morrow in midnight.
Though the most beautiful creature were waiting for me at the end of a journey or a walk; though the carpet were of silk, the curtains of the morning clouds; the chairs and sofa stuffed with cygnet's down; the food manna, the wine beyond claret, the window opening on Winander Mere, I should not feel --or rather my happiness would not be so fine, as my solitude is sublime.
Tis the witching hour of night, Orbed is the moon and bright, And the stars they glisten, glisten, Seeming with bright eyes to listen For what listen they
Tis the witching hour of night,
Orbed is the moon and bright,
And the stars they glisten, glisten,
Seeming with bright eyes to listen
For what listen they?
What the imagination seizes as beauty must be the truth.
What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.

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