Quotation Explorer - 'Edgar Allan Poe'

Sleep, those little slices of death how I loathe them. - Edgar Allan Poe
Lord help my poor soul. - Edgar Allan Poe
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears. - Edgar Allan Poe
Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear. - Edgar Allan Poe
Music, when combined with a pleasurable idea, is poetry; music, without the idea, is simply music; the idea, without the music, is prose, from its very definitiveness. - Edgar Allan Poe
Convinced myself, I seek not to convince. - Edgar Allan Poe
How had I deserved to be so blessed by such confessions? —how had I deserved to be so cursed with the removal of my beloved in the hour of her making them, But upon this subject I cannot bear to dilate. - Edgar Allan Poe
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry. - Edgar Allan Poe
But in the expression of the countenance, which was beaming all over with smiles, there still lurked (incomprehensible anomaly!) that fitful stain of melancholy which will ever be found inseparable from the perfection of the beautiful. - Edgar Allan Poe
The best things in life make you sweaty. - Edgar Allan Poe
A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong. - Edgar Allan Poe
Every moment of the nightForever changing placesAnd they put out the star-lightWith the breath from their pale faces - Edgar Allan Poe
To be thoroughly conversant with Man’s heart, is to take our final lesson in the iron-clasped volume of Despair - Edgar Allan Poe
Never to suffer would never to have been blessed. - Edgar Allan Poe
With me poetry has been not a purpose, but a passion; and the passions should be held in reverence: they must not they cannot at will be excited, with an eye to the paltry compensations, or the more paltry commendations, of mankind. - Edgar Allan Poe
A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it. - Edgar Allan Poe
The eye, like a shattered mirror, multiplies the images of sorrow. - Edgar Allan Poe
Blood was its Avatar and its seal. - 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
I do believe God gave me a spark of genius, but he quenched it in misery. - Edgar Allan Poe
It all depends on the robber's knowledge of the loser's knowledge of the robber. - Daupin - Edgar Allan Poe
Scorching my seared heart with a pain, not hell shall make me fear again. - Edgar Allan Poe
Coincidences, in general, are great stumbling-blocks in the way of that class of thinkers who have been educated to know nothing of the theory of probabilities. - Edgar Allan Poe
I have before suggested that a genuine blackguard is never without a pocket-handkerchief. - Edgar Allan Poe
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion. - Edgar Allan Poe
There are certain themes of which the interest is all-absorbing, but which are too entirely horrible for the purposes of legitimate fiction. - Edgar Allan Poe
And all I loved, I loved alone. - Edgar Allan Poe
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence, my friends call it. - Edgar Allan Poe
The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led. - Edgar Allan Poe
Chi sogna di giorno conosce molte cose che sfuggono a chi sogna solo di notte. - Edgar Allan Poe
Depend upon it, after all, Thomas, Literature is the most noble of professions. In fact, it is about the only one fit for a man. For my own part, there is no seducing me from the path. - Edgar Allan Poe
Even in the grave, all is not lost. - Edgar Allan Poe
When, indeed, men speak of Beauty, they mean, precisely, not a quality, as is supposed, but an effect - they refer, in short, just to that intense and pure elevation of soul - not of intellect, or of heart. - Edgar Allan Poe
From childhood's hour I have not beenAs others were; I have not seenAs others saw - Edgar Allan Poe
Sleep, those little slices of death; Oh how I loathe them. - Edgar Allan Poe
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
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
We loved with a love that was more than love. - Edgar Allan Poe
By a route obscure and lonelyHaunted by ill angels only,Where an eidolon, named NIGHT,On a black throne reigns upright,I have reached these lands but newlyFrom an ultimate dim Thule --From a wild, weird clime that lieth, sublime,Out of SPACE, out of TIME. - Edgar Allan Poe
I do not suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it. - Edgar Allan Poe
I have graven it within the hills, and my vengeance upon the dust within the rock. - Edgar Allan Poe
So resolute is the world to despise anything which carries with it an air of simplicity. - Edgar Allan Poe
I have been happy, though in a dream.I have been happy-and I love the theme:Dreams! in their vivid colouring of lifeAs in that fleeting, shadowy, misty strife - Edgar Allan Poe
The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world. - Edgar Allan Poe
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. - 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
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
Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe, and forget this lost Lenore! - Edgar Allan Poe
Deep in earth my love is lyingAnd I must weep alone. - Edgar Allan Poe
Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. - Edgar Allan Poe
To elevate the soul, poetry is necessary. - Edgar Allan Poe
That single thought is enough. The impulse increases to a wish, the wish to a desire, the desire to an uncontrollable longing, and the longing (to the deep regret and mortification of the speaker, and in defiance of all consequences,) is indulged. - Edgar Allan Poe
I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched. - Edgar Allan Poe
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
Yet I am not more sure that my soul lives, than I am that perverseness is one of the primitive impulses of the human heartone of the indivisible primary faculties, or sentiments, which give direction to the character of Man. - Edgar Allan Poe
The scariest monsters are the ones that lurk within our souls... - Edgar Allan Poe
I have no faith in human perfectibility. 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
All that we see and seem is but a dream within a dream. - Edgar Allan Poe
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
Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence. - Edgar Allan Poe
Every poem should remind the reader that they are going to die. - Edgar Allan Poe
It may well be doubted whether human ingenuity can construct an enigma... which human ingenuity may not, by proper application, resolve. - 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
There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion. - Edgar Allan Poe
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. - Edgar Allan Poe
But as in ethics, evil is a consequence of good, so, in fact, out of joy is sorrow born. - Edgar Allan Poe
The best chess-player in Christendom may be little more than the best player of chess; but proficiency in whist implies capacity for success in all those more important undertakings where mind struggles with mind. - Edgar Allan Poe
The idea of God, infinity, or spirit stands for the possible attempt at an impossible conception. - Edgar Allan Poe
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