Quotations by Keats, John


A thing of beauty is a joy for ever.

John Keats (1795-1821) English poet
“Endymion” Book 1, l. 1 (1818)
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Shed no tear! O shed no tear!
The flower will bloom another year.
Weep no more! O weep no more!
Young buds sleep in the root’s white core.

John Keats (1795-1821) English poet
“Faery Songs,” I (1818)
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O, what can ail thee, knight-at-arms,
Alone and palely loitering?
The sedge has wither’d from the lake,
And no birds sing.

John Keats (1795-1821) English poet
“La Belle Dame sans Merci,” st. 1 (1819)
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I saw pale kings and princes too,
Pale warriors, death-pale were they all;
They cried — “La Belle Dame sans Merci
Hath thee in thrall!”

John Keats (1795-1821) English poet
“La Belle Dame sans Merci,” st. 10 (1819)
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“Beauty is truth, truth beauty,” — that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

John Keats (1795-1821) English poet
“Ode on a Grecian Urn,” st. 5 (1819)
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Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard
Are sweeter.

John Keats (1795-1821) English poet
“Ode on a Grecian Urn” (1819)
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Fanatics have their dreams, wherewith they weave
A paradise for a sect.

John Keats (1795-1821) English poet
“The Fall of Hyperion: A Dream,” 1.1 (1856)
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My friends should drink a dozen of Claret on my Tomb.

John Keats (1795-1821) English poet
Letter to Benjamin Baily (14 Aug 1819)
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You are always new. The last of your kisses was ever the sweetest; the last smile the brightest; the last movement the gracefullest.

John Keats (1795-1821) English poet
Letter to Fanny Brawne (Mar 1820)
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Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced — even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.

John Keats (1795-1821) English poet
Letter to George and Georgina Keats (19 Mar 1819)
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