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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.


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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