John Keats
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"John Keats" was an England/English Romanticism/Romantic poet. He was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley despite his work having been in publication for only four years before his death.

Although his poems were not generally well received by critics during his life, his reputation grew after his death, so that by the end of the 19th century, he had become one of the most beloved of all English poets. He had a significant influence on a diverse range of poets and writers. Jorge Luis Borges stated that his first encounter with Keats was the most significant literary experience of his life.

The poetry of Keats is characterised by sensual imagery most notably in the series of John Keats's 1819 odes/odes. Today his poems and letters are some of the most popular and most analysed in English literature.

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I muse with the greatest affection on every flower I have known from my infancy - their shapes and colours are as new to me as if I had just created them with a superhuman fancy - It is because they are connected with the most thoughtless and happiest moments of our lives.

Pleasure is oft a visitant; but pain / Clings cruelly to us.

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

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.

Tis the witching hour of night, Or bed is the moon and bright, And the stars they glisten, glisten, Seeming with bright eyes to listen For what listen they?

Love is my religion - I could die for it.

I love you the more that I believe you have liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.

If I should die, I have left no immortal work behind me - nothing to make my friends proud of my memory - but I have loved the principle of beauty in all things, and if I had had time I would have made myself remembered.

The only means of strengthening one's intelligence is to make up one's mind about nothing- to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts.

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.

What the imagination seizes as beauty must be the truth.

Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid.

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 the Imagination.

If poetry comes not as naturally as the leaves to a tree, it had better not come at all.

Talking of Pleasure, this moment I was writing with one hand, and with the other holding to my Mouth a Nectarine -- how good how fine. It went down all pulpy, slushy, oozy, all its delicious embonpoint melted down my throat like a large, beautified Strawberry.

O for a life of Sensations rather than of Thoughts.

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of imagination. What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth - whether it existed before or not.