39 Famous Quotes by John Keats
10/31/1795 - 2/23/1821
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Souls of poets dead and gone,
What Elysium have ye known,
Happy field or mossy cavern,
Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern?
Quotes, by John Keats , Source: Mermaid Tavern
O Solitude! if I must with thee dwell,
Let it not be among the jumbled heap
Of murky buildings: climb with me the steep,--
Nature's observatory--whence the dell,
In flowery slopes, its river's crystal swell,
May seem a span; let me thy vigils keep
'Mongst boughs pavilion'd, where the deer's swift leap
Startles the wild bee from the foxglove bell.
Quotes, by John Keats , Source: Sonnet--O Solitude! If I must With Thee Dwell
Each Bond-street buck conceits, unhappy elf;
He shows his clothes! alas! he shows himself.
O that they knew, these overdrest self-lovers,
What hides the body oft the mind discovers.
Quotes, by John Keats , Source: Epigrams--Clothes
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;
To bend with apples the moss'd cottage trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core.
Quotes, by John Keats , Source: To Autumn
He play'd an ancient ditty long since mute,
In Provence call'd, "La belle dame sans merci."
Quotes, by John Keats , Source: The Eve of St. Agnes (st. 33), "La Belle Dame, sans Merci" is a poem written by Alain Chartier
But were there ever any
Writhed not at passed joy?
Quotes, by John Keats , Source: Stanzas--In Drear Nighted December
No, no, I'm sure,
My restless spirit never could endure
To brood so long upon one luxury,
Unless it did, though fearfully, espy
A hope beyond the shadow of a dream.
Quotes, by John Keats , Source: Endymion (bk. I)
He ne'er is crowned with immortality
Who fears to follow where airy voices lead.
Quotes, by John Keats , Source: Endymion (bk. II)
Why dost borrow
Heart's lightness from the merriment of May?
Quotes, by John Keats , Source: Endymion (bk. IV)
There was an awful rainbow once in heaven;
We know her woof, her texture; she is given
In the dull catalogue of common things.
Philosophy will clip an Angel's wings.
Quotes, by John Keats , Source: Lamia (pt. II, l. 231)
Dry your eyes--O dry your eyes,
For I was taught in Paradise
To ease my breast of melodies.
Quotes, by John Keats , Source: Fairy Song