Quotes and Sayings by John Keats

How can we start listing John Keats Quotations without first listing:

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness. ”

One more on Beauty, “Beauty is truth, truth beauty,’ – that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”

“Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.”
~ John Jeats Quotes on Experience.

“He ne’er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead.”

“I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else. ”

“I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.”

A life saying by John Keats, “A proverb is no proverb to you until life has illustrated it”

One more quote on love, “Love is my religion – I could die for it.”

This is a quote on something close to his heart, Poetry, “If poetry comes not as naturally as the leaves to a tree, it had better not come at all”

And here is one more on poetry and Life, “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.”

A John Keats quote on Immortality, “I long to believe in immortality. . . . If I am destined to be happy with you here–how short is the longest life. I wish to believe in immortality–I wish to live with you forever. ”

“I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections, and the truth of imagination.”

“Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one’s soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject.”
~John Keats quote on Poetry
“It appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own airy citadel.”
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