He ne’er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead.
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.
Much have I traveled in the realms of gold, and many goodly states and kingdoms seen.
The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.
Here lies one whose name was writ in water.
Love is my religion – I could die for it.
Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.
Poetry should… should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty,’ – that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
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.