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Quotation by F. Scott Fitzgerald
For awhile after you quit Keats all other poetry seems to be only whistling or humming.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940), U.S. author. letter, Aug. 3, 1940, to his daughter Frances Scott Fitzgerald. The Letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald, ed. Andrew Turnbull (1963).
Fitzgerald described Ode on a Grecian Urn as "unbearably beautiful with every syllable as inevitable as the notes in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony" (same source).
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