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John Keats quotes

You are always new, the last of your kisses was ever the sweetest.

I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.

Now a soft kiss - Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss.

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

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

I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion - I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more - I could be martyred for my religion - Love is my religion - I could die for that.

The poetry of the earth is never dead.

I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.

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

I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise.

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.

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

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.

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

Love is my religion - I could die for it.

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.

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.

Scenery is fine - but human nature is finer.

Here lies one whose name was writ in water.

You speak of Lord Byron and me; there is this great difference between us. He describes what he sees I describe what I imagine. Mine is the hardest task.