John Keats Quotes About Love, Beauty, poetry, Life

John Keats Quotes About Love, Beauty, poetry, Life

John Keats (31 October 1795-23 February 1821) was a Romantic poet from England. He was one of the leading figures in the second generation of Romantic poets, along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, despite having published his works at the age of 25 just four years before his death from tuberculosis. Although his poems during his lifetime were generally not well received by critics, his reputation grew after his death, and by the end of the 19th century he had become one of the most beloved of all English poets. He had a huge influence on a diverse variety of poets and authors. Jorge Luis Borges claimed that the most important literary experience of his life was his first contact with Keats' work. Keats' poetry is characterized by sensual imagery, in the sequence of odes most notably. This is characteristic of romantic poets, as they were aimed at accentuating intense emotion through a reliance on natural imagery. Today his poems and letters are among the most famous in English literature and are most analyzed. Some of Keats' most celebrated plays are "Ode to a Nightingale," "Sleep and Poetry" and the famous sonnet "On First Looking into the Homer of Chapman"

I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion – I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more – I could be martyred for my religion – Love is my religion – I could die for that.

John Keats

It appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own airy citadel.

John Keats

My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.

John Keats

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

John Keats

Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.

John Keats

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

John Keats

I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.

John Keats

I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.

John Keats

Now a soft kiss – Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss.

John Keats

Now a soft kiss – Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss.

John Keats

What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.

John Keats

Here lies one whose name was writ in water.

John Keats
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