Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

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Edgar-Allan PoeNationality: American
Type: Poet
Born: January 19, 1809
Died: October 7, 1849

Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

MISERY is manifold.
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I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
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All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
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We loved with a love that was more than love.
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I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.
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There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.
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Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.
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Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.
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Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute.
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Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.
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Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
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All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
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If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.
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The best things in life make you sweaty.
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I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
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And so being young and dipped in folly I fell in love with melancholy.
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I felt that I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow.
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And all I loved, I loved alone.
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Invisible things are the only realities.
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The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.
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Most Famous Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.

I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind.

With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.

There are some secrets which do not permit themselves to be told.

I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty.

I dread the events of the future, not in themselves but in their results.

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.

That which you mistake for madness is but an overacuteness of the senses.

To elevate the soul, poetry is necessary.

It is a happiness to wonder; — it is a happiness to dream.

I intend to put up with nothing that I can put down.

There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion.

Even in the grave, all is not lost.

Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.

To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!

Stupidity is a talent for misconception.

A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.

Every poem should remind the reader that they are going to die.

And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.

Art is to look at not to criticize.

Short Inspirational Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

Mysteries force a man to think, and so injure his health.

There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.

The scariest monsters are the ones that lurk within our souls.

The depth lies in the valleys where we seek her, and not upon the mountain-tops where she is found.

The eye, like a shattered mirror, multiplies the images of sorrow.

To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.

All suffering originates from craving, from attachment, from desire.

That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.

You will observe that the stories told are all about money-seekers, not about money-finders.

If you are ever drowned or hung, be sure and make a note of your sensations.

For all we live to know is known.

To observe attentively is to remember distinctly.

The most expuisite beauty has strangeness in its proportions.

A judge at common law may be an ordinary man; a good judge of a carpet must be a genius.

So resolute is the world to despise anything which carries with it an air of simplicity.

It is far more easy to get up than to come down.

To observe attentively is to remember distinctly.

A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser.

Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.

The secret of a poem, no less than a jest’s prosperity, lies in the ear of him that hears it.

Happiness is not to be found in knowledge, but in the acquisition of knowledge.

The memory of a past happiness is the anguish of today.

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.

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