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80 Best Quotes From Edgar Allan Poe Of All Time

80 Best Quotes From Edgar Allan Poe Of All Time

80 Best Quotes From Edgar Allan Poe Of All Time

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“A man’s grammar, like Caesar’s wife, should not only be pure, but above suspicion of impurity.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Actually, I do have doubts, all the time. Any thinking person does. There are so many sides to every question.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“And all I loved, I loved alone.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“And so being young and dipped in folly I fell in love with melancholy.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“And then there are times, Mr. Osgood, when one must just let go.” His gaze softened. “I believe,” he said after a moment, “that those are the happiest of times.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“And this maiden she lived with no other thought, Than to love and be loved by me.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Art is to look at not to criticize.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“But our love it was stronger by far than the love, Of those who were older than we, Of many far wiser than we.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“But the raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Deep in earth my love is lying, And I must weep alone.” – Edgar Allan Poe

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“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Either the memory of past bliss is the anguish of to-day; or the agonies which are have their origins in ecstasies which might have been. ” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Even for those to whom life and death are equal jests. There are some things that are still held in respect.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Even in the grave, all is not lost.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Every poem should remind the reader that they are going to die.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger, portion of truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“From childhood’s hour I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. As others saw, I could not awaken. My heart to joy at the same tone. And all I loved, I loved alone.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Here I opened wide the door;— Darkness there, and nothing more.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“I dread the events of the future, not in themselves but in their results.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“I have no words — alas! — to tell, The loveliness of loving well!” – Edgar Allan Poe

“I intend to put up with nothing that I can put down.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind” – Edgar Allan Poe

“I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Imperceptibly the love of these discords grew upon me as my love of music grew stronger.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“In the Heaven’s above, the angels, whispering to one another, can find, among their burning terms of love, none so devotional as that of ‘Mother.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Leave my loneliness unbroken!—quit the bust above my door!” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Lenore — For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore — Nameless” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore…” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Man’s real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence.”

“Mysteries force a man to think, and so injure his health.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Now this is the point. You fancy me a mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded…” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter, In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Other friends have flown before — On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before.” Quoth the raven, “Nevermore.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Stupidity is a talent for misconception.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Tell me truly, I implore– Is there– is there balm in Gilead?–tell me–tell me, I implore!” – Edgar Allan Poe

“That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“That which you mistake for madness is but an overacuteness of the senses.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“The best things in life make you sweaty.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?” – Edgar Allan Poe

“The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“The giant will succumbed to a power more stern.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“The idea of God, infinity, or spirit stands for the possible attempt at an impossible conception.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“The ninety and nine are with dreams, content, but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“The scariest monsters are the ones that lurk within our souls…” – Edgar Allan Poe

“The true genius shudders at incompleteness — imperfection — and usually prefers silence to saying the something which is not everything that should be said.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one of the few.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“There are some secrets which do not permit themselves to be told.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“There is no exquisite beauty…without some strangeness in the proportion.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.” ~ ‘The Black Cat.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,” I said, “art sure no craven, Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore — Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!” Quoth the raven, “Nevermore.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!” – Edgar Allan Poe

“To elevate the soul, poetry is necessary.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“We loved with a love that was more than love.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“When I was young and filled with folly, I fell in love with melancholy” – Edgar Allan Poe

“With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven, Coveted her and me.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute.” – Edgar Allan Poe
“Yes I now feel that it was then on that evening of sweet dreams- that the very first dawn of human love burst upon the icy night of my spirit. Since that period I have never seen nor heard your name without a shiver half of delight half of anxiety.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Yet we met; and fate bound us together at the alter,and I never spoke of passion nor thought of love. She, however shunned society, and, attaching herself to me alone rendered me happy. It is a happiness to wonder; it is a happiness to dream.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“You call it hope — that fire of fire! It is but agony of desire.” – Edgar Allan Poe

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