Quotes by John Keats (Poet/English).

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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.
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I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.
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What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.
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The Public - a thing I cannot help looking upon as an enemy, and which I cannot address without feelings of hostility.
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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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The poetry of the earth is never dead.
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With a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration, or rather obliterates all consideration.
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I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.
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There is nothing stable in the world; uproar's your only music.
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There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.
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Here lies one whose name was writ in water.
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Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.
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The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.
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I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.
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Much have I traveled in the realms of gold, and many goodly states and kingdoms seen.
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It appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own airy citadel.
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A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.
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I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.
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Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?
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Now a soft kiss - Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss.
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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.
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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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'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
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Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.
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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

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