John Donne was an English Christian cleric, politician and poet who lived between 1573 and 1631 and is regarded as one of the most influential poets of his time. Donne studied at what is now known as Hertford College at Oxford University and then went on to study at University of Cambridge but he was not awarded degrees for being a Catholic. Some of the recurring themes in his poems and sonnets are related to love, religion and sexuality and was regarded as a pioneering poet, who also revelled in the use of metaphors in his works. As a matter of fact, it is widely accepted that Donne’s usage of metaphors was far ahead of his time and his contemporaries struggled to match his expertise in the said field. In addition to the expert use of metaphors, Donne’s work is also known for depicting English society as accurately as possible and that was one of the big reasons why his poems became so popular among the people. As should be expected from someone of Donne’s stature, he was a highly articulate man and put forward his views through his works and writings. We have collected sayings and quotations by John Donne which have been excerpted from his poems, writings and sonnets. Presenting John Donne's quotes on religion, satire, love, sermons, sonnets, marriage, beauty, dreams, poetry, passion, sex, soul and seduction.