John Keats Quotes (21 quotations)

1. A thing of beauty is a joy forever. - John Keats

2. Beauty is truth, truth beauty. That is all ye know, and all ye need to know. - John Keats

3. 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. - John Keats

4. He ne'er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead. - John Keats

5. Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. - John Keats

6. 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

7. I love you the more that I believe you have liked me for my own sake and for nothing else. - John Keats

8. 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

9. I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest. - John Keats

10. 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

11. Love is my religion - I could die for it. - John Keats

12. O for a life of Sensations rather than of Thoughts. - John Keats

13. O, for a draught of vintage! that hath been Cooled a long age in the deep-delvid earth... - John Keats

14. 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

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

16. Scenery is fine - but human nature is finer. - John Keats

17. 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

18. The poetry of the earth is never dead. - John Keats

19. There is nothing stable in the world; uproar's your only music. - John Keats

20. 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? - John Keats

21. What the imagination seizes as beauty must be the truth. - John Keats

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