53 Thrilling Quotes From Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

The best things in life make you sweaty. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

Love like mine can never be gotten over. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

Invisible things are the only realities. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

Stupidity is a talent for misconception. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

I am a writer. Therefore, I am not sane. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

To elevate the soul, poetry is necessary. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

Convinced myself, I seek not to convince. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

Convinced myself, I seek not to convince. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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The true genius shudders at incompleteness. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

There is no beauty without some strangeness. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

I felt that I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

It is far more easy to get up than to come down. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

To observe attentively is to remember distinctly. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

Never to suffer would never to have been blessed. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

I intend to put up with nothing that I can put down. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

Poestry and writing

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

Deep in earth my love is lying/And I must weep alone. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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

Sleep, those little slices of death how I loathe them. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

All that we see and seem is but a dream within a dream. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

Is all that we see or seem But a dream within a dream?. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore.. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

A dirge for her the doubly dead in that she died so young. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

The rudiment of verse may, possibly, be found in the spondee. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

Here I opened wide the door, Darkness there, and nothing more. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

My heart beat calmly as that of one who slumbers in innocence. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

A million candles have burned themselves out. Still I read on. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

The scariest monsters are the ones that lurk within our souls.. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

Alllan Poe Values And ideas

I have great faith in fools, self-confidence my friends call it. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe, and forget this lost Lenore! β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

The eye, like a shattered mirror, multiplies the images of sorrow. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

Dios me dio una chispa de genialidad, pero la apagΓ³ en la miseria. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

All suffering originates from craving, from attachment, from desire. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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

I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger, except in its absolute effect. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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

If a poem hasn’t ripped apart your soul, you haven’t experienced poetry. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

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

A million candles have burned themselves out. Still I read on. (Montresor). β€” Edgar Allan Poe

And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

He who pleases is of more importance to his fellow man than he who instructs. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

Because it was my crime to have no one on Earth who cared for me, or loved me. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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

Happiness is not to be found in knowledge, but in the acquisition of knowledge. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

Unique writer

The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

True!nervousvery, very nervous I had been and am, but why will you say that I am mad?. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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

Where the good and the bad and the worst and the best have gone to their eternal rest. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

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

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

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

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

You will observe that the stories told are all about money-seekers, not about money-finders. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor, Shall be lifted Nevermore! β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

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

And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor, Shall be lifted -Nevermore! β€” Edgar Allan Poe

To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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

Aquellos que sueΓ±an de dΓ­a comprenden muchas cosas que escapan a los que sueΓ±an solo de noche. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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

And have I not told you that what you mistake for madness is but over-acuteness of the sense?. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

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

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

We had always dwelled together, beneath a tropical sun, in the Valley of the Many Colored Grass. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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

The depth lies in the valleys where we seek her, and not upon the mountain-tops where she is found. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

Decorum that bug-bear which deters so many from bliss until the opportunity for bliss has forever gone by. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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

It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain, but once conceived, it haunted me day and night. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

To be thoroughly conversant with Man’s heart, is to take our final lesson in the iron-clasped volume of Despair. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

As a poet and as a mathematician, he would reason well, as a mere mathematician, he could not have reasoned at all. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

Men have called me mad, but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

Men have called me mad, but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence…. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

Art was, for Poe, the only method by which one could penetrate the shapeless empirical world in the search for order. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

More Allan Poe Quotes

We gave the Future to the winds, and slumbered tranquilly in the Present, weaving the dull world around us into dreams. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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

Every moment of the night Forever changing places And they put out the star-light With the breath from their pale faces. β€” 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. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

If we cannot comprehend God in his visible works, how then in his inconceivable thoughts, that call the works into being?. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

I am heartily sick of this life & of the nineteenth century in general. (I am convinced that every thing is going wrong.). β€” 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. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

I call to mind flatness and dampness, and then all is madnessthe madness of a memory which busies itself among forbidden things. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

Villains!’ I shrieked. ‘Dissemble no more! I admit the deed! Tear up the planks! Here, here! It is the beating of his hideous heart! β€” Edgar Allan Poe

He knew that Hop-Frog was not fond of wine, for it excited the poor cripple almost to madness, and madness is no comfortable feeling. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

From childhood’s hour I have not been As others were I have not seen As others saw I could not bring My passions from a common spring. β€” 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. β€” 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. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

Marking a book is literally an experience of your differences or agreements with the author. It is the highest respect you can pay him. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

Who has not, a hundred times, found himself committing a vile or a silly action for no other reason than because he knows he should not?. β€” 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?. β€” 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. β€” 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.. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

There is no passion in nature so demoniacally impatient, as that of him who, shuddering upon the edge of a precipice, thus meditates a Plunge. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

For my own part, I have never had a thought which I could not set down in words, with even more distinctness than that with which I conceived it. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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. β€” 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. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit, but the case of songwriting is, I think, one of the few. β€” 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. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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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. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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. β€” 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. β€” 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. β€” 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. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

I found him well educated, with unusual powers of mind, but infected with misanthropy, and subject to perverse moods of alternate enthusiasm and melancholy. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door, That I scarce was sure I heard you here I opened wide the door, Darkness there, and nothing more. β€” 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 activenot more happy. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

There was much of the beautiful, much of the wanton, much of the bizarre, something of the terrible, and not a little of that which might have excited disgust. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively discussed because it’s obscure, in the ninety-nine remaining it’s obscure because it’s excessively discussed. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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. β€” 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 life As in that fleeting, shadowy, misty strife. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

Whether people grow fat by joking, or whether there is something in fat itself which predisposes to a joke, I have never been quite able to determine…. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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And all my days are trances, And all my nightly dreams Are where thy dark eye glances, And where thy footstep gleams-In what ethereal dances, By what eternal streams! β€” 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. β€” Edgar Allan Poe

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. β€” Edgar Allan Poe