I mean Negative Capability, that is when man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason. . . .
John Keats (1795 - 1821)
Source: Letter to his brothers (December 1817)
Contributed by: Zaady
I never can feel certain of any truth, but from a clear perception of its beauty.
Source: Letter to George and Georgiana Keats (January 1819)
Fanatics have their dreams, wherewith they weave A paradise for a sect.
Source: The Fall of Hyperion
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.
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.
I am certain of nothing but the Holiness of the Heart's affections and the Truth of the Imagination.
Source: Letter to Benjamin Bailey (22 November 1817)
Sudden a thought came like a full-blown rose, Flushing his brow.
Source: The Eve of St. Agnes. Stanza 16.
Those green-robed senators of mighty woods, Tall oaks, branch-charmed by the earnest stars, Dream, and so dream all night without a stir.
Source: Hyperion. Book i.
As though a rose should shut and be a bud again.
Source: The Eve of St. Agnes. Stanza 27.
The silver snarling trumpets 'gan to chide.
Source: The Eve of St. Agnes. Stanza 4.
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