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45 Deep Edgar Allan Poe Quotes to Inspire You (LIFE)

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“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.”

Edgar Allan Poe
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.Pin
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.Pin
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.Pin
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.Pin
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.Pin
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.Pin
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
We loved with a love that was more than love.Pin
We loved with a love that was more than love.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends will call it.Pin
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends will call it.
I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.Pin
I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.

4 Edgar Allan Poe Quotes on Beauty and Dream

It is a happiness to wonder; it is a happiness to dream.Pin
It is a happiness to wonder; it is a happiness to dream.
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.Pin
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.
There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.Pin
There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.
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.Pin
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.

4 Inspirational Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

Literature is the most noble of professions. In fact, it is about the only one fit for a man. For my own part, there is no seducing me from the path.Pin
Literature is the most noble of professions. In fact, it is about the only one fit for a man. For my own part, there is no seducing me from the path.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.Pin
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
I am actuated by an ambition which I believe to be an honorable one — the ambition of serving the great cause of truth, while endeavoring to forward the literature of the country.Pin
I am actuated by an ambition which I believe to be an honorable one — the ambition of serving the great cause of truth, while endeavoring to forward the literature of the country.
A poem deserves its title only inasmuch as it excites, by elevating the soul.Pin
A poem deserves its title only inasmuch as it excites, by elevating the soul.

6 Edgar Allan Poe Quotes About Life

“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 best things in life make you sweaty.Pin
The best things in life make you sweaty.
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.Pin
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.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.Pin
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.Pin
Man’s real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.Pin
That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.

4 Edgar Allan Poe Quotes on Death

Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.Pin
Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.
To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!Pin
To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!
The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.Pin
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?Pin
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?

2 Edgar Allan Poe Quotes on Books and Reading

In reading some books we occupy ourselves chiefly with the thoughts of the author; in perusing others, exclusively with our own.Pin
In reading some books we occupy ourselves chiefly with the thoughts of the author; in perusing others, exclusively with our own.
How many good books suffer neglect through the inefficiency of their beginnings!Pin
How many good books suffer neglect through the inefficiency of their beginnings!

3 Edgar Allan Poe Quotes on Love

Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute.Pin
Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute.
Deep in earth my love is lying. And I must weep alone.Pin
Deep in earth my love is lying. And I must weep alone.
We loved with a love that was more than love… With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven coveted her and me.Pin
We loved with a love that was more than love… With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven coveted her and me.

9 Wise Edgar Allan Poe Quotes (WISDOM)

“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
Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.Pin
Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.
Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.Pin
Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.Pin
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.Pin
To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.
I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger, except in its absolute effect - in terror.Pin
I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger, except in its absolute effect – in terror.
Invisible things are the only realities.Pin
Invisible things are the only realities.
The true genius shudders at incompleteness — imperfection — and usually prefers silence to saying the something which is not everything that should be said.Pin
The true genius shudders at incompleteness — imperfection — and usually prefers silence to saying the something which is not everything that should be said.
Music, when combined with a pleasurable idea, is poetry; music without the idea is simply music; the idea without the music is prose from its very definitiveness.Pin
Music, when combined with a pleasurable idea, is poetry; music without the idea is simply music; the idea without the music is prose from its very definitiveness.

3 Funny Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.Pin
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.Pin
I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.Pin
It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.
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