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14 Times John Keats Made You Involuntarily Swoon

As written by John Keats (and as portrayed by Ben Wishaw). Happy 219th birthday, John!

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4. When he was like, "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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(From a letter to George and Georgiana Keats.)

But omg John, if I'm with you, I don't want to grow up.

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

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(From a letter to Fanny Brawne.)

Omg thanks, but like, please tell me we can still go thrifting this Sunday.

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9. When he got real and said, "Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know."

10. When he was simply, "I was never afraid of failure; for I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest."

11. And when he was like, "There is nothing stable in the world; uproar's your only music.”

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(From a letter to George and Thomas Keats.)

But that cat and I are, like, your rock, you know?

12. When he was all, "Poetry should strike the Reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a Remembrance."

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(From a letter to John Taylor.)

Makes sense, because when I'm with you, I don't want to forget a single moment aaaayyyy.

14. And finally, when John was like, “Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."

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