Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

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

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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.

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The generous Critic fann'd the Poet's fire, And taught the world with reason to admire.

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The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.

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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?

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

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Stupidity is a talent for misconception.

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Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.

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The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.

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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.

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The rudiment of verse may, possibly, be found in the spondee.

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The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.

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There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit

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There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.

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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.

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

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We loved with a love that was more than love.

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

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Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.

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

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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 soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'

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I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.

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All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.

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All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.

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

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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.

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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.

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Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary.

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I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.

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I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.

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I have great faith in fools

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

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I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger, except in its absolute effect - in terror.

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A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this - that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made - not to understand - but to feel - as crime.

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

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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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In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.

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In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively discussed because it is obscure

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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.

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It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.

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It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.

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Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.

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