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Edgar Allan Poe quotes

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

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.

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

We loved with a love that was more than love.

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

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

I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.

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

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?

If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.

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

I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.

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

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

Stupidity is a talent for misconception.

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

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.

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