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Postby Saturn » Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:58 pm

Interesting - a first for us here at john-keats.com :D
"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".
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Postby Brave Archer » Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:37 pm

"Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.”


GOETHE

I read this somewhere a few days ago.
Why don't you really tell me how you feel!
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Postby Saturn » Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:47 pm

Nice one :D
"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".
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Postby mr neville » Sun Apr 02, 2006 10:09 pm

hi there,

since this is my first entry, i preferably should cite a line by mr keats
i found as a motto in a book by the incomparable anthony burgess entitled ABBA ABBA.

"i would reject a petrarchal coronation - on account of my dying day and because women have cancers."

i'd appreciate any reference helping to locate the origin of that devastating quotation.

many thanks
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Postby jamiano » Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:04 am

Favorite quotes:



"Resit at the begining, or the the remedy may be too late."

Ovid


"I am a feather for each wind that blows."

Act II, Sc 3, Verse 153


"What you do, still betters what is done.
Act IV Sc 3, Verse 135

The Winter's Tale
Shakespeare

"As the shadows on the sand, drift without a grain;
sensations of beauty, voyage upon the soul."

Jamiano


Has anyone viewed the movie," I Know Where I'm Going.",
a beautiful romantic movie, based in Scottland, with Wendy
Hiller? I highly recommend it for a rainy, romantic afternoon. I
thank everyone for the pleasure gained from all the posts. :P
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Postby Despondence » Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:57 am

jamiano wrote:Favorite quotes:
"I am a feather for each wind that blows."

I like that one. It has been the story of my life for the past six years or so. And no end in sight. *sigh*

"I think of a man, and I take away reason and accountability."

And now I am blown out of here.
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Postby dks » Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:10 am

Here's a plucky one:

"If you can't convince them, confuse them." :lol:

A local dentist's office sign

Oh and I've always liked this one:

"If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with." :wink:

Crosby, Stills & Nash
"I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the Truth of Imagination."
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Postby Saturn » Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:44 am

dks wrote:
Oh and I've always liked this one:

"If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with." :wink:

Crosby, Stills & Nash


I've always loved that one though the message of 'love thyself' is something I've never managed to do :(
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Postby dks » Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:00 pm

Saturn wrote:
dks wrote:
Oh and I've always liked this one:

"If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with." :wink:

Crosby, Stills & Nash


I've always loved that one though the message of 'love thyself' is something I've never managed to do :(


For the love and rotation of Dione--I don't understand why...
"I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the Truth of Imagination."
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Postby Saturn » Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:27 pm

Let's just say I have severe self-esteem "issues" [as you Americans would say] and leave it at that :?
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Postby dks » Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:35 pm

Saturn wrote:Let's just say I have severe self-esteem "issues" [as you Americans would say] and leave it at that :?


Most artists do...
"I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the Truth of Imagination."
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Postby Malia » Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:49 pm

I hope you can someday find the courage to come to grips with your self-esteem issues, Saturn. Only you can do it, of course, no one can do it for you. But just for the record, you're a great guy who has plentiful gifts within to share. Only realize that those gifts are just waiting for you to unwrap them!
Stay Awake!
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A travelled seed placed upon a new foundation to prosper...

Postby jamiano » Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:31 pm

Below are a few morning quotes to uplift the heart and soul:


"There is no more miserable human being than one in whom
nothing is habitual but indecision."


"The Principles of Psychology"
William James




William James lectured at the University Of Edinburgh in Scotland.
This peroid, the 1890's, beyond Keats' lifespan, is an interesting one in regards to Keats' political beliefs.
After two scores of the Industial Revolution, the sciences became personalized, as seen in the birth of The School of Psychology.
The abstract concept, of Keats meeting James in Scotland has always fascinated me. The lyrical naturalism within Keats,
of beauty, joy and love, also existed in James. James' humainty views distraction from the present realm; an entry into our primal fears or a hope for naturalized joys. Basically, the fight or flee theory of stress, humanized to respect the dignity and creativity within each individual. Keats' theory of negative capability is reflective in this Jamesian line:


"Genuis, in truth, means little more than the faculty of percieving in an unhabitual way."
William James



As Milton passions himself by a reflective thought to heaven,
Keats passions himself to the creative spirit, the lyrical course within poesy. The poet's dance of aligning oneself with myth and gods is quite logical; a touch to anyone whose dear yearning for truth created remembrance. I do not know if "passions" exists as a word; for example "works". She works. She passions. I am as a travelled seed , placed upon a new foundation to prosper as I absorb Keats' lyricism. For example, upon each reading of"The Eve of St. Agnes", I tremble, in search of a praise, for the following verses:


"The music, yearning like a God in pain,"








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Her eyes were open, but she still beheld,
Now wide awake, the vision of her sleep-


Beyond a mortal man impassioned far.


"The Eve of St. Agnes"
John Keats
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Well, I hope all is well with everyone at this site. The realm of creativity throughout this site is a prize of the day. I enjoy reading each post. Remember, to beam your desires on
the beauty within truth, or
the truth within beauty... : :idea: : Thank you, John Keats...

peace,

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Postby dks » Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:53 pm

Thank you, jamiano.

Your posts are always so resonant and beautiful...
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Postby Saturn » Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:00 pm

I have shamefully neglected this thread after promising to post something every day :roll:

Well here's one for St. Georges Day - one of the greatest English poets for you:

"The joyes of love, if they should ever last,
Without affliction or disquietnesse,
That worldly chaunces doe amonst them cast,
Would be on earth too great a blessednesse.
Therefore the winged God, to let men weet,
That here on earth is no sure happinesse,
A thousand sowres hath tempred with one sweet,
To make it seeme more deare and dainty, as is meet"
Spenser, The Faerie Queene, XI, 1.
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