John Keats Quotes

11 November 2014

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

11 November 2014

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.

11 November 2014

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 it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject.

11 November 2014

Call the world if you please "the vale of soul-making." Then you will find out the use of the world.

11 November 2014

The roaring of the wind is my wife and the stars through the window pane are my children. The mighty abstract idea I have of beauty in all things stifles the more divided and minute domestic happiness.

11 November 2014

Who would wish to be among the commonplace crowd of the little famous—who are each individually lost in a throng made up of themselves?

11 November 2014

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

11 November 2014

There is nothing stable in the world; uproar's your only music.

11 November 2014

With a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration, or rather obliterates all consideration.

11 November 2014

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.