Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

Edgar Allan Poe stood as a prominent American writer, poet, editor, and critic, celebrated for his distinctive poetry and concise narratives, notably his stories that delve into enigmatic and eerie themes. He holds a significant place as a key influencer of Romanticism and Gothic literary traditions within the United States, as well as in American literature as a whole. Wikipedia

“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

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

“False hope is nicer than no hope at all.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

“Leave my loneliness unbroken” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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

“A mystery, and a dream, should my early life seem.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

“If a man deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceives me twice, shame on me.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

“If you run out of ideas follow the road; you’ll get there” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

“I have great faith in fools,— self-confidence my friends will call it.” ~ 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

“Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

“The plots of God are perfect. The Universe is a plot of God.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

“There is no beauty without some strangeness” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

“To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!” ~ 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 eye, like a shattered mirror, multiplies the images of sorrow” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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

“Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence– whether much that is glorious– whether all that is profound– does not spring from disease of thought– from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

“And the Raven, never flitting, Still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas Just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming Of a demon’s that is dreaming, And the lamplight o’er him streaming Throws his shadow on the floor, And my soul from out that shadow, That lies floating on the floor, Shall be lifted – nevermore.” ~ 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

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

“The past is a pebble in my shoe.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

“No man who ever lived knows any more about the hereafter than you and I.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

“Those who gossip with you will gossip about you.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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

“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

“The world is a great ocean, upon which we encounter more tempestuous storms than calms.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

“The believer is happy. The doubter is wise.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

“Me volví loco, con largos intervalos de horrible cordura.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

“To observe attentively is to remember distinctly.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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

“Always keep a big bottle of booze at your side. If a bird starts talking nonsense to you in the middle of the night pour yourself a stiff drink.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

“Dreams are the eraser dust I blow off my page.
They fade into the emptiness, another dark gray day. Dreams are only memories of the plans I had back then. Dreams are eraser dust and now I use a pen.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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

“And so, being young and dipt in folly, I fell in love with melancholy.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

“If a poem hasn’t ripped apart your soul; you haven’t experienced poetry.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

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

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

“All works of art should begin… at the end.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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

“Once upon a midnight dreary” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

“Invisible things are the only realities.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

“It was night, and the rain fell; and falling, it was rain, but, having fallen, it was blood.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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

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