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John Keats Quotes

(1795-1821), British Poet

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.

Category: Adolescence

Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?

Category: Adversity

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...

Category: Beauty

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

Category: Beauty

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.

Category: Birds

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

Category: Certainty

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.

Category: Critics And Criticism

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

Category: Death And Dying

When I have fears that I may cease to be, Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain.

Category: Death And Dying

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

Category: Depression

There's a blush for won t, and a blush for shan't, and a blush for having done it: There's a blush for thought and a blush for naught, and a blush for just begun it.

Category: Embarrassment

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

Category: Excellence

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced -- even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.

Category: Experience

Failure is in a sense the highway to success, as each discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true.

Category: Failure

I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.

Category: Failure