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Beautiful Romantic Quotes By John Keats That Will Benumb You

Beautiful Romantic Quotes by John Keats
The love story of John Keats and Fanny Brawne is sad and truly endearing. Here are some famous love quotes by a romantic poet who truly knew how to love.
Amita Ray
Last Updated: Jun 7, 2017
John Keats gave the sonnet 'Bright Star' to Fanny Brawne to proclaim his love for her.
John Keats was one the most remarkable English poets of all time. He was born on October 31, 1795, and died on February 23, 1821, his work was unfortunately appreciated by critics after his death, and by the end of the 19th century, he was one of the most beloved English poets. Today, his works are one of the most analyzed works of English literature.
His work ranges from the sonnet to Spenserian romance to Miltonic epic. Some of his most noted works are poems like "La Belle Dame Sans Merci", "Ode To A Nightinagale", and "Ode On a Grecian Urn".
Around the year 1818, he befriended and was later engaged to Fanny Brawne. It was for her that he penned the sonnet "Bright Star", many of the love letters written to her as considered to be his greatest works. Sadly, this engagement was called off when he was diagnosed with tuberculosis, but they remained close till his death; such a sweet yet sad love story. Here are some famous quotes by this romantic on love, you simply have to read!
Quotes From Letters By John Keats to Others
"Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced."

"Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?

"I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart's affections and the truth of the Imagination."

"Whatever the imagination seizes as Beauty must be truth -whether it existed before or not"

"We read fine things but never feel them to the full until we have gone the same steps as the author."

"O for a life of Sensations rather than of Thoughts!"

"I never was in love - yet the voice and the shape of a woman has haunted me these two days."
Quotes From Poems by John Keats
"Should ever the fine-eyed maid to me be kind; Ah! surely it must be whenever I find; Some flowery spot, sequestered, wild, romantic; That often must have seen a poet frantic.
― Bright Star: The Complete Poems and Selected Letters

"Let us away, my love, with happy speed; There are no ears to hear, or eyes to see, - Drown'd all in Rhenish and the sleepy mead.
― Bright Star: The Complete Poems and Selected Letters
John Keats on Sweet Melodies of Silence
"I love your hills and I love your dales, And I love your flocks a-bleating; but oh, on the heather to lie together, With both our hearts a-beating!"
― Bright Star: The Complete Poems and Selected Letters

"My love is selfish. I cannot breathe without you."
― Bright Star

"I never knew before, what such a love as you have made me feel, was; I did not believe in it; my Fancy was afraid of it, lest it should burn me up."
― Bright Star

"I wish I was either in your arms full of faith, or that a Thunder bolt would strike me."
― Bright Star

"To feel for ever its soft fall and swell, Awake for ever in a sweet unrest, Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath, And so live ever-or else swoon to death.
― Bright Star

"And when thou art weary I'll find thee a bed, Of mosses and flowers to pillow thy head."
― To Emma

"Thou art a dreaming thing, A fever of thyself."
― The Fall of Hyperion - A Dream

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.
― A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever

"Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter."
― Ode on a Grecian Urn
John Keats on Two Hearts as One
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty,-that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know"
― Ode on a Grecian Urn

"Now a soft kiss - Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss."
― Endymion
Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne
"I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else."

"I have been astonished that Men could die Martyrs for religion - I have shuddered at it - I shudder no more - I could be martyred for my Religion - Love is my religion - I could die for that - I could die for you."

"My creed is Love and you are its only tenet - You have ravished me away by a Power I cannot resist."

"I cannot exist without you - I am forgetful of every thing but seeing you again - my Life seems to stop there - I see no further."

"You are always new. The last of your kisses was even the sweetest; the last smile the brightest; the last movement the gracefullest."

"You have absorb'd me. I have a sensation at the present moment as though I was dissolving."

"I have so much of you in my heart."
John Keats on Having You in Heart
"Two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one!"

"We have woven a web, you and I, attached to this world but a separate world of our own invention."

"I say you cannot conceive; it is impossible you should look with such eyes upon me as I have upon you: it cannot be."

"You cannot conceive how I ache to be with you: how I would die for one hour."

"Forgive me if I wander a little this evening, for I have been all day employed in a very abstract Poem and I am in deep love with you - two things which must excuse me."

"If you should ever feel for Man at the first sight what I did for you, I am lost."

"I am indeed astonished to find myself so careless of all charms but yours - remembering as I do the time when even a bit of ribband was a matter of interest with me."

"I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks, your Loveliness and the hour of my death."

"You are, I love you; all I can bring you is a swooning admiration of your Beauty."

"I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain."
John Keats on not Breathing Without You
"When you pass'd my window home yesterday, I was fill'd with as much admiration as if I had then seen you for the first time.