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50 Inspiring Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

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

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


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


4. “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


5. “I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.” -Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

6. “If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.” -Edgar Allan Poe


7. “Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” -Edgar Allan Poe


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


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


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

Edgar Allan Poe

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


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


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


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


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

Edgar Allan Poe

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


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


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


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


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

Edgar Allan Poe

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


22. “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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

Edgar Allan Poe

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


32. “There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm”   -Edgar Allan Poe


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


35. “Where the good and the bad and the worst and the best have gone to their eternal rest.”   -Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

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


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


38. “It is far more easy to get up than to come down.”  -Edgar Allan Poe


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


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

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


42. “Because it was my crime to have no one on Earth who cared for me, or loved me.”  -Edgar Allan Poe


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


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


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45. “There is no beauty without some strangeness.”  -Edgar Allan Poe


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


47. “My heart beat calmly as that of one who slumbers in innocence.”  -Edgar Allan Poe


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


49. “I smiled,—for what had I to fear?”  -Edgar Allan Poe


50. “Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”  -Edgar Allan Poe

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