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49 Greatest Quotes by Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe was a poet, author, literary critic as well as editor from America. He is recognized for his poems and tales of horror as well as mystery, including The Raven. Below are some of the well known quotes by Edgar Allan Poe.

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

  1. “Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  2. “The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  3. “All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream” – Edgar Allan Poe
  4. “They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  5. “If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.”
  6. “We loved with a love that was more than love.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  7. “Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  8. “The true genius shudders at incompleteness – and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  9. “Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  10. “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  11. “There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm” – Edgar Allan Poe
  12. “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  13. “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
  14. “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary…” – Edgar Allan Poe
  15. “Stupidity is a talent for misconception.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  16. “I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  17. “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  18. “Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  19. “All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry” – Edgar Allan Poe
  20. “I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty” – Edgar Allan Poe
  21. “That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  22. “Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them” – Edgar Allan Poe
  23. “In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  24. “Man’s real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  25. “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
  26. “That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  27. “Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term art, I should call it “the Reproduction of what the senses perceive in nature through the veil of the mist” – Edgar Allan Poe
  28. “I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  29. “Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  30. “It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  31. “The generous Critic fann’d the Poet’s fire, And taught the world with reason to admire” – Edgar Allan Poe
  32. “With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  33. “I have great faith in fools – my friends call it self-confidence” – Edgar Allan Poe
  34. “To be thoroughly conversant with a man’s heart, is to take our final lesson in the iron-clasped volume of despair.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  35. “And then there stole into my fancy, like a rich musical note, the thought of what sweet rest there must be in the grave.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  36. “The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  37. “No pictorial or sculptural combinations of points of human loveliness, do more than approach the living and breathing human beauty as it gladdens our daily path.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  38. “I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger, except in its absolute effect – in terror.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  39. “Thank Heaven! The crisis /The danger is past, and the lingering illness, is over at last /, and the fever called ”Living” is conquered at last.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  40. “Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant” – Edgar Allan Poe
  41. “It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  42. “In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively discussed because it is obscure; in the ninety-nine remaining it is obscure because it is excessively discussed.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  43. “Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  44. “Suddenly a corner was turned, a blaze of light burst upon our sight, and we stood before one of the huge suburban temples of Intemperance–one of the palaces of the fiend, Gin.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  45. “In our endeavors to recall to memory something long forgotten, we often find ourselves upon the very verge of remembrance, without being able, in the end, to remember.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  46. “It was night, and the rain fell; and falling, it was rain, but, having fallen, it was blood.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  47. “Keeping these impressions in view, I was cautious in what I said before the young lady; for I could not be sure that she was sane; and, in fact, there was a certain restless brilliancy about her eyes which half led me to imagine she was not.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  48. “We should bear in mind that, in general, it is the object of our newspapers rather to create a sensation – to make a point – than to further the cause of truth.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  49. “I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him.” – Edgar Allan Poe

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