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John Keats

The Top 10 John Keats Quotations

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John Keats (1795–1821) was an English Romantic poet known for his evocative and lyrical poetry that explored themes of beauty, nature, love, and mortality. Despite his short life, Keats left a lasting impact on English literature with his remarkable poems and letters. His works, including "Ode to a Nightingale," "Ode on a Grecian Urn," and "To Autumn," are celebrated for their rich imagery, emotional depth, and philosophical musings.

John Keats' quotes encapsulate his profound understanding of emotions, the human experience, and the transcendent power of art and beauty. His poetry continues to resonate with readers, inviting them to explore the depths of their own feelings and engage with the timeless themes he so eloquently conveyed.

top 10 quotations by John Keats

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever." John Keats

"Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter." John Keats

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know." 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

"O for a Life of Sensations rather than of Thoughts!" John Keats

"A proverb is no proverb to you till life has illustrated it." John Keats

"Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance." John Keats

"I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart's affections and the truth of the Imagination." John Keats

"I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days—three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain." John Keats

"Beauty is the true poet's language." John Keats

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