John Keats

1795 - 1821

A Quote by John Keats on men, poets, and power

How does the poet speak to men with power, but by being still more a man than they?

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Burns. Edinburgh Review, 1828.

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A Quote by John Keats on impossibility, love, and poets

A poet without love were a physical and metaphysical impossibility.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Burns. Edinburgh Review, 1828.

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A Quote by John Keats on excess and poetry

Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

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A Quote by John Keats

Open afresh your rounds of starry folds, Ye ardent Marigolds.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

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A Quote by John Keats

Hear ye not the hum Of mighty workings?

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Addressed to Haydon. Sonnet x.

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A Quote by John Keats on heart

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What is there in thee, Moon! That thou should'st move My heart so potently?

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: "Endymion"

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A Quote by John Keats on music and tears

Music's golden tongue Flatter'd to tears this aged man and poor.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: The Eve of St. Agnes. Stanza 3.

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A Quote by John Keats on ideas, kindness, and talent

To the very last, he [Napoleon] had a kind of idea; that, namely, of la carrière ouverte aux talents, - the tools to him that can handle them.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: Sir Walter Scott. London and Westminster Review, 1838.

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A Quote by John Keats on affection, chance, improvement, justice, and world

How astonishingly does the chance of leaving the world improve a sense of its natural beauties upon us. Like poor Falstaff, although I do not 'babble,' I think of green fields; I muse with the greatest affection on every flower I have know from my infancy - their shapes and colours are as new to me as if I had just created them with superhuman fancy.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: 1820

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A Quote by John Keats on silence

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And then there crept A little noiseless noise among the leaves, Born of the very sigh that silence heaves.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: I Stood Tip-toe upon a Little Hill

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