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'The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.'


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


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''Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.'


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'Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.'


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'What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.'


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'With a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration, or rather obliterates all consideration.'


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'I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks, your loveliness and the hour of my death. O that I could have possession of them both in the same minute.'


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'Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.'


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'Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.'


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'There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.'


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'You speak of Lord Byron and me there is this great difference between us. He describes what he sees I describe what I imagine. Mine is the hardest task.'


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'Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.'


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


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'My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.'


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'What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.'


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


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'Love is my religion - I could die for it.'


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


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'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.'


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'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.'


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'There is nothing stable in the world uproar's your only music.'


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'The poetry of the earth is never dead.'


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'Scenery is fine - but human nature is finer.'


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'There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify - so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish.'


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'Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.'


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'The poetry of the earth is never dead.'


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'Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.'


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'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.'


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'Love is my religion - I could die for it.'


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'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.'


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


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''Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.'


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


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'What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.'


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'I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise.'


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'Now a soft kiss - Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss.'

 

 

 

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