For those of you who don’t know, Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer who lived in XIX century. Mostly known for his poetry and short tales of mystery, Edgar Poe could make you fall in love with his stories from the first word. Poe is considered by many to be the first writer who came up with the idea of the detective fiction genre. If you like to re-read “The Fall of the House of Usher” or “The Raven”, you will enjoy the following collection of Edgar Allen Poe quotes. Do not miss this impressive selection and share these quotes on social networks. Wise words of Edgar Poe should be heard by as many people as possible. Agree?
Edgar Allen Poe Quotes
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Come! let the burial rite be read–the funeral song be sung!—An anthem for the queenliest dead that ever died so young—A dirge for her the doubly dead in that she died so young.
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
I have great faith in fools – self-confidence my friends will call it.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Yes, Heaven is thine; but this
Is a world of sweets and sours;
Our flowers are merely—flowers. (“Israfel”)
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. (“Eleonora”)
Edgar Allan Poe Love Quotes
There are many famous quotes about love, but you should see the following selection of Edgar Allan Poe quotes about love. Even though Edgar Poe style of writing is characterized as dark and mysterious, we are quite sure that these words will touch you deeply.
We loved with a love that was more than love.
From childhood’s hour I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. As others saw, I could not awaken. My heart to joy at the same tone. And all I loved, I loved alone.
Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute.
Deep in earth my love is lying
And I must weep alone.
And so being young and dipped in folly I fell in love with melancholy.
It is more than probable that I am not understood; but I fear, indeed, that it is in no manner possible to convey to the mind of the merely general reader, an adequate idea of that nervous intensity of interest with which, in my case, the powers of meditation (not to speak technically) busied and buried themselves, in the contemplation of even the most ordinary objects of the universe.
It is with literature as with law or empire — an established name is an estate in tenure, or a throne in possession.
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 The Raven Quotes
If you are a big fan of Edgar Allan Poe, you will enjoy reading our selection of quotes from “The Raven”.
Leave my loneliness unbroken.!—quit the bust above my door!
Darkness there, and nothing more.
Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore…
Other friends have flown before — On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before.” Quoth the raven, “Nevermore.”
Actually, I do have doubts, all the time. Any thinking person does. There are so many sides to every question.
But the raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.
Edgar Allan Poe Death Quotes
Sometimes, we all have these thought about life, death and the meaning of all this. You will figure out many things about life and death after reading the following Edgar Allan Poe death quotes. Poe’s dark poetry will make you think about life from a different point of view.
O, human love! thou spirit given,
On Earth, of all we hope in Heaven!
I intend to put up with nothing that I can put down.
Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.
Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
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?
To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!
Come! let the burial rite be read–the funeral song be sung!—An anthem for the queenliest dead that ever died so young—A dirge for her the doubly dead in that she died so young.” (“Lenore”)
I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him.
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
And all my days are trances,
And all my nightly dreams
Are where thy grey eye glances,
And where thy footstep gleams–
In what ethereal dances,
By what eternal streams.
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