Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?
Quote by John Keats
Scenery is fine - but human nature is finer.
Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and...
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion - I have shuddered...
You are always new, The last of your kisses was ever the sweetest.
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever; its loveliness increases; it will never pass...
What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.
My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.
On a lone winter evening, when the frost Has wrought a silence.
Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty...
I am certain of nothing but the Holiness of the Heart's affections and the Truth...
Give me books, fruit, French wine and fine weather and a little music out of...
Love is my religion - I could die for it.
O for the gentleness of old Romance, the simple planning of a minstrel's song!
The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.
Verse, Fame and Beauty are intense indeed, But Death intenser - Death is Life's high...
'Cause I swear that I'm dying, slowly but its happining.
The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and...