Sunday, November 30, 2008

those unheard

"at once it struck me, what quality went to form a Man of Achievement especially in Literature & which Shakespeare possessed so enormously - I mean Negative Capability, that is when man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason..."
- John Keats (Letter to George & Tom Keats)

"Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard

Are sweeter."
- John Keats, 'Ode on a Grecian Urn'

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