Edgar Allan Poe Quotes On Love, Madness, Poems, Beauty, Alone

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, poet, editor, & literary critic. We have a good collection of Edgar Allan Poe quotes on love, madness, poems, beauty, alone.

Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, and died on October 7, 1849, at Church Home & Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. His father’s name is David and his mother’s name is Elizabeth “Eliza” Poe. His wife’s name is Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe.

Edgar Allan Poe quotes

“Convinced me, I seek not to convince.”― Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

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

 “Where the good and the bad and the worst and the best Have gone to their eternal rest.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

“A million candles have burned themselves out. Still, I read on.”― Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

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

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

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“To elevate the soul, poetry is necessary.” – Edgar Allan Poe

 “For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams.”― 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.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“My heartbeat calmly as that of one who slumbers in innocence.”― Edgar Allan Poe

 “There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm” ― 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

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

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

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

 “The true genius shudders at incompleteness — imperfection — and usually prefers silence to say the something which is not everything that should be said.” – Edgar Allan Poe

 “Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice deceiving.”― Edgar Allan Poe

 “Actually, I do have doubts, all the time. Any thinking person does. There are so many sides to every question.”― Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

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

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

“And have I not told you that what you mistake for madness is but over acuteness of the sense?”― Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

“Happiness is not to be found in knowledge but in the acquisition of knowledge.”― Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

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

“I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.” – Edgar Allan Poe

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“We loved with a love that was more than love.” – Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.” – 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.”― Edgar Allan Poe

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

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“It is far easier to get up than to come down.”― Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

“With me, poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“…the agony of my soul found vent in one loud, long and final scream of despair.”― Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

 “That pleasure which is at once the purest, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.”― Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

“Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.” – Edgar Allan Poe

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“There is no beauty without some strangeness.”― 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

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

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

“And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted — Nevermore!”― Edgar Allan Poe

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“Love like mine can never be gotten over.”― Edgar Allan Poe

“The depth lies in the valleys where we seek her, and not upon the mountain-tops where she is found.” ― 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

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

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

“There are two bodies — the rudimental and the complete; corresponding with the two conditions of the worm and the butterfly. What we call “death,” is but the painful metamorphosis. Our present incarnation is progressive, preparatory, temporary. Our future is perfected, ultimate, immortal. The ultimate life is the full design.”― Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

“Art is to look at not to criticize.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Because it was my crime to have no one on Earth who cared for me, or loved me.”― 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

“The realities of the world affected me as visions, and as visions only, while the wild ideas of the land of dreams became, in turn,—not the material of my every-day existence–but in very deed that existence utterly and solely in itself.”― 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…”― Edgar Allan Poe

“I smiled,—for what had I to fear?”― 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

“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.”― Edgar Allan Poe

“He who pleases is of more importance to his fellow man than he who instructs.”― Edgar Allen Poe

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

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

“The object, Truth, or the satisfaction of the intellect, and the object, Passion, or the excitement of the heart, are, although attainable, to a certain extent, in poetry, far more readily attainable in prose.”― Edgar Allan Poe

“There are few persons who have not, at some period of their lives, amused themselves in retracing the steps by which particular conclusions of their own minds have been attained.”― 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

“Even in the grave, all is not lost.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“The customs of the world are so many conventional follies.”― Edgar Allan Poe

“I felt that I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow.”  ― Edgar Allan Poe

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