John Keats

1795 - 1821

A Quote by John Keats on doubt, facts, mystery, and reason

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)

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A Quote by John Keats on beauty, certainty, clarity, perception, and truth

I never can feel certain of any truth, but from a clear perception of its beauty.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Letter to George and Georgiana Keats (January 1819)

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A Quote by John Keats on certainty, heart, imagination, and truth

I am certain of nothing but the Holiness of the Heart's affections and the Truth of the Imagination.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Letter to Benjamin Bailey (22 November 1817)

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A Quote by John Keats on thought

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Sudden a thought came like a full-blown rose, Flushing his brow.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: The Eve of St. Agnes. Stanza 16.

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A Quote by John Keats on charm and dreams

Those green-robed senators of mighty woods, Tall oaks, branch-charmed by the earnest stars, Dream, and so dream all night without a stir.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Hyperion. Book i.

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A Quote by John Keats

As though a rose should shut and be a bud again.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: The Eve of St. Agnes. Stanza 27.

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A Quote by John Keats

The silver snarling trumpets 'gan to chide.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: The Eve of St. Agnes. Stanza 4.

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A Quote by John Keats on beauty, earth, needs, and truth

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

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Ode on a Grecian Urn

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A Quote by John Keats on books, happiness, history, and people

Happy the people whose annals are blank in history-books.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Life of Frederick the Great. Book xvi. Chap. i.

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A Quote by John Keats on play, sensuality, and spirit

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on; Not to the sensual ear, but, more endear'd, Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Ode on a Grecian Urn (1820)

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