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Edgar Allan Poe quotes: I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: I'm a writer. Therefore, I am not sane. I'm a writer. Therefore, I am not sane.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore. Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: I call to mind flatness and dampness; and then all is madness - the madness of a memory which busies itself among forbidden things. I call to mind flatness and dampness; and then all is madness - the madness of a memory which busies itself among forbidden things.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: A poem deserves its title only inasmuch as it excites, by elevating the soul. A poem deserves its title only inasmuch as it excites, by elevating the soul.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: Never to suffer would never to have been blessed. Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: It was well said of a certain German book that 'er lasst sich nicht lesen" - it does not permit itself to be read. It was well said of a certain German book that 'er lasst sich nicht lesen" - it does not permit itself to be read.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth.I heard many things in hell. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth.I heard many things in hell.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: Trust to the fickle star within. Trust to the fickle star within.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: In reading some books we occupy ourselves chiefly with the thoughts of the author; in perusing others, exclusively with our own. In reading some books we occupy ourselves chiefly with the thoughts of the author; in perusing others, exclusively with our own.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: I love me a good sheep. I love me a good sheep.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: It is evident that we are hurrying onward to some exciting knowledge - some never-to-be-imparted secret, whose attainment is destruction. It is evident that we are hurrying onward to some exciting knowledge - some never-to-be-imparted secret, whose attainment is destruction.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: And then there stole into my fancy, like a rich musical note, the thought of what sweet rest there must be in the grave. 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 quotes: His heart is a suspended lute; As soon as you touch it, it resonates. His heart is a suspended lute; As soon as you touch it, it resonates.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: Villains!' I shrieked. 'Dissemble no more! I admit the deed! Tear up the planks! Here, here! It is the beating of his hideous heart! Villains!' I shrieked. 'Dissemble no more! I admit the deed! Tear up the planks! Here, here! It is the beating of his hideous heart!
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: A fool, for example, thinks Shakespeare a great poet ... yet the fool has never read Shakespeare. A fool, for example, thinks Shakespeare a great poet ... yet the fool has never read Shakespeare.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: It is a happiness to wonder; it is a happiness to dream. It is a happiness to wonder;
it is a happiness to dream.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: Have been sufficient to establish its real character. Indeed, however Have been sufficient to establish its real character. Indeed, however
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: 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. 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 quotes: In efforts to soar above our nature, we invariably fall below it. In efforts to soar above our nature, we invariably fall below it.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: The secret of a poem, no less than a jest's prosperity, lies in the ear of him that hears it. The secret of a poem, no less than a jest's prosperity, lies in the ear of him that hears it.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: But it is a trait in the perversity of human nature to reject the obvious and the ready, for the far-distant and equivocal. But it is a trait in the perversity of human nature to reject the obvious and the ready, for the far-distant and equivocal.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: Let me glimpse inside your velvet bones. Let me glimpse inside your velvet bones.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: The world is a great ocean, upon which we encounter more tempestuous storms than calms. The world is a great ocean, upon which we encounter more tempestuous storms than calms.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: A dirge for her the doubly dead in that she died so young. A dirge for her the doubly dead in that she died so young.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: It was night in the lonesome OctoberOf my most immemorial year ... It was night in the lonesome October
Of my most immemorial year ...
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: Every poem should remind the reader that they are going to die. Every poem should remind the reader that they are going to die.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: The depth lies in the valleys where we seek her, and not upon the mountain-tops where she is found. The depth lies in the valleys where we seek her, and not upon the mountain-tops where she is found.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: Sleep, those little slices of death - how I loathe them. Sleep, those little slices of death - how I loathe them.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: The rain came down upon my head - Unshelter'd. And the wind rendered me mad and deaf and blind. The rain came down upon my head - Unshelter'd. And the wind rendered me mad and deaf and blind.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: LO! Death has reared himself a throneIn a strange city lying alone LO! Death has reared himself a throne
In a strange city lying alone
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: 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. 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.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: I felt that I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow. I felt that I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: To elevate the soul, poetry is necessary. To elevate the soul, poetry is necessary.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: When a madman appears thoroughly sane, indeed, it is high time to put him in a straight jacket. When a madman appears thoroughly sane, indeed, it is high time to put him in a straight jacket.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: We had always dwelled together, beneath a tropical sun, in the Valley of the Many Colored Grass. We had always dwelled together, beneath a tropical sun, in the Valley of the Many Colored Grass.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: I have no words - alas! - to tellThe loveliness of loving well! I have no words - alas! - to tell
The loveliness of loving well!
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: Sound loves to revel in a summer night. Sound loves to revel in a summer night.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: When the Hours flew brightly by And not a cloud obscured the sky, My soul, lest it should truant be, Thy grace did guide to thine and When the Hours flew brightly by And not a cloud obscured the sky, My soul, lest it should truant be, Thy grace did guide to thine and
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: No man who ever lived knows any more about the hereafter than you and I. No man who ever lived knows any more about the hereafter than you and I.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: It is with literature as with law or empire - an established name is an estate in tenure, or a throne in possession. It is with literature as with law or empire - an established name is an estate in tenure, or a throne in possession.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: There is no exquisite beauty ... without some strangeness in the proportion. There is no exquisite beauty ... without some strangeness in the proportion.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: Enough," he said; "the cough is a mere nothing; it will not kill me. I shall not die of a cough." "True - true," I replied; Enough," he said; "the cough is a mere nothing; it will not kill me. I shall not die of a cough." "True - true," I replied;
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: I had done a deed - what was it? I had done a deed - what was it?
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: I do believe God gave me a spark of genius, but he quenched it in misery. I do believe God gave me a spark of genius, but he quenched it in misery.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: It all depends on the robber's knowledge of the loser's knowledge of the robber. - Daupin It all depends on the robber's knowledge of the loser's knowledge of the robber. - Daupin
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: The look on his face frightened me terribly, but at the same time I was pleased not to be alone any more. The look on his face frightened me terribly, but at the same time I was pleased not to be alone any more.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: The customs of the world are so many conventional follies. The customs of the world are so many conventional follies.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: Where the good and the bad and the worst and the best have gone to their eternal rest. Where the good and the bad and the worst and the best have gone to their eternal rest.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: The reproduction of what the senses perceive in nature through the veil of the soul. The reproduction of
what the senses perceive in nature through the veil of the soul.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: Darkness there, and nothing more. Darkness there, and nothing more.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality. Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: Some human memories and tearful lore, Render him terrorless: his name's No More. Some human memories and tearful lore, Render him terrorless: his name's No More.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: Mimes in the form of God on high mutter and mumble low and hither and tither fly, mere puppets they who come and go. Mimes in the form of God on high mutter and mumble low and hither and tither fly, mere puppets they who come and go.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: 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. 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 quotes: I am a writer. Therefore, I am not sane. I am a writer. Therefore, I am not sane.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor. And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: 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. 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.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: All works of art should begin ... at the end. All works of art should begin ... at the end.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: We gave him a hearty welcome, for there was nearly half as much of the entertaining as of the contemptible about the man.. We gave him a hearty welcome, for there was nearly half as much of the entertaining as of the contemptible about the man..
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: Decorum that bug-bear which deters so many from bliss until the opportunity for bliss has forever gone by. Decorum
that bug-bear which deters so many from bliss until the opportunity for bliss has forever gone by.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: [The daguerreotype] itself must undoubtedly be regarded as the most important, and perhaps the most extraordinary triumph of modern science. [The daguerreotype] itself must undoubtedly be regarded as the most important, and perhaps the most extraordinary triumph of modern science.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: As a poet and as a mathematician, he would reason well; as a mere mathematician, he could not have reasoned at all. As a poet and as a mathematician, he would reason well; as a mere mathematician, he could not have reasoned at all.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: There lives no man who at some period has not been tormented, for example, by an earnest desire to tantalize a listener by circumlocution. There lives no man who at some period has not been tormented, for example, by an earnest desire to tantalize a listener by circumlocution.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: In his opinion the powers of the intellect held intimate connection with the capabilities of the stomach. In his opinion the powers of the intellect held intimate connection with the capabilities of the stomach.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: Every moment of the nightForever changing placesAnd they put out the star-lightWith the breath from their pale faces Every moment of the night
Forever changing places
And they put out the star-light
With the breath from their pale faces
Edgar Allan Poe quotes: In the sepulchre there by the sea,In her tomb by the sounding sea. In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.