John Keats (Writer)

#24786 John Keats

Each imagin'd pinnacle and steep Of godlike hardship tells me I must die Like a sick Eagle looking at the sky. .

John Keats Quotes about god
#24787 John Keats

On the shore Of the wide world I stand alone, and think Till Love and Fame to nothingness do sink. .

John Keats Quotes about world
#24788 John Keats

My spirit is too weak — mortality Weighs heavily on me like unwilling sleep, And each imagin'd pinnacle and steep Of godlike hardship tells me I must die Like a sick Eagle looking at the sky. .

John Keats Quotes about god
#24789 John Keats

In drear-nighted December, Too happy, happy tree, Thy branches ne'er remember Their green felicity. .

John Keats Quotes about happy
#24790 John Keats

But were there ever any Writh'd not of passed joy? The feel of not to feel it, When there is none to heal it, Nor numbed sense to steel it, Was never said in rhyme. .

John Keats Quotes about joy
#24791 John Keats

It keeps eternal whisperings around Desolate shores, and with its mighty swell Gluts twice ten thousand Caverns, till the spell Of Hecate leaves them their old shadowy sound. .

John Keats Quotes about wit
#24792 John Keats

When I have fears that I may cease to be Before my pen has glean’d my teeming brain, Before high piled books, in charact’ry, Hold like rich garners the full-ripen’d grain; When I behold, upon the night’s starr’d face, Huge cloudy symbols of a high romance, And think that I may never live to trace Their shadows, with the magic hand of chance; And when I feel, fair creature of an hour! That I shall never look upon thee more, Never have relish in the faery power Of unreflecting love! — then on the shore Of the wide world I stand alone, and think Till Love and Fame to nothingness do sink. .

John Keats Quotes about love
#24793 John Keats

Shed no tear! O shed no tear! The flower will bloom another year. Weep no more! O weep no more! Young buds sleep in the root's white core. .

John Keats Quotes about sleep
#24794 John Keats

This living hand, now warm and capable Of earnest grasping, would, if it were cold And in the icy silence of the tomb, So haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming nights That thou wouldst wish thine own heart dry of blood So in my veins red life might stream again, And thou be conscience-calm'd — see here it is — I hold it towards you. .

John Keats Quotes about life
#24795 John Keats

Bright star! would I were stedfast as thou art- Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night And watching with eternal lids apart, Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite, The moving waters at their priestlike task Of pure ablution round earth's human shores. .

John Keats Quotes about art
#24796 John Keats

None can usurp this height... But those to whom the miseries of the world Are misery, and will not let them rest. .

John Keats Quotes about world
#24797 John Keats

To his sight The husk of natural objects opens quite To the core; and every secret essence there Reveals the elements of good and fair; Making him see, where Learning hath no light. .

John Keats Quotes about men
#24798 John Keats

Here lies one whose name was writ in water. .

John Keats Quotes about lies
#24799 John Keats

"My chest of books divide amongst my friends." .

John Keats Quotes about books
#24800 John Keats

Nought but a lovely sighing of the wind Along the reedy stream; a half-heard strain, Full of sweet desolation—balmy pain. .

John Keats Quotes about love
#24801 John Keats

The sweet converse of an innocent mind. .

John Keats Quotes about mind
#24802 John Keats

The day is gone, and all its sweets are gone! Sweet voice, sweet lips, soft hand, and softer breast. .

John Keats Quotes about sweet
#24803 John Keats

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 Quotes about truth
#24804 John Keats

The imagination may be compared to Adam's dream — he awoke and found it truth. .

John Keats Quotes about truth
#24805 John Keats

O for a life of Sensations rather than of Thoughts! .

John Keats Quotes about life
#24806 John Keats

I scarcely remember counting upon happiness — I look not for it if it be not in the present hour — nothing startles me beyond the moment. The setting sun will always set me to rights, or if a sparrow come before my Window I take part in its existence and pick about the gravel. .

John Keats Quotes about happiness
#24807 John Keats

At once it struck me what quality went to form a man of achievement, especially in literature, and which Shakespeare possessed so enormously — I mean negative capability, that is, when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason. .

John Keats Quotes about literature
#24808 John Keats

They will explain themselves — as all poems should do without any comment. .

John Keats Quotes about men
#24809 John Keats

Nothing is finer for the purposes of great productions than a very gradual ripening of the intellectual powers. .

John Keats Quotes about power
#24810 John Keats

Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject. .

John Keats Quotes about art
#24811 John Keats

We hate poetry that has a palpable design upon us — and if we do not agree, seems to put its hand in its breeches pocket. Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle or amaze with itself, but with its subject. .

John Keats Quotes about poetry
#24812 John Keats

Many have original minds who do not think it — they are led away by custom — Now it appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own citadel. .

John Keats Quotes about war
#24813 John Keats

In Poetry I have a few axioms, and you will see how far I am from their centre. I think 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 — Its touches of Beauty should never be halfway thereby making the reader breathless instead of content: the rise, the progress, the setting of imagery should like the Sun come natural to him — shine over him and set soberly although in magnificence leaving him in the luxury of twilight — but it is easier to think what Poetry should be than to write it — and this leads me on to another axiom. That if Poetry comes not as naturally as the leaves to a tree it had better not come at all. .

John Keats Quotes about light
#24814 John Keats

Scenery is fine — but human nature is finer. .

John Keats Quotes about nature
#24815 John Keats

Every mental pursuit takes its reality and worth from the ardour of the pursuer. .

John Keats Quotes about reality

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