20+ Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes All The Time

Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

Edgar Allan Poe is an enormous American author in the 19th century, famous for his poems and short stories. His painful life narrative has a distinctive stamp on his functions, essentially stories of mystery and imagination, frequently employing the gruesome, with topics such as premature burial, reanimation, slow decapitation, and ramifications of individual decomposition, etc. As a result of their enormous fame, Poe’s tales were built in several movies with high appreciated getting. Below are the most influential Edgar Allan Poe Quotes collected from Penn Book.

Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

Edgar Allan Poe

About Death

“The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.” —”The Philosophy of Composition”, Edgar Allan Poe

“Deep in earth my love is lying/And I must weep alone.” —A couplet

“To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!” —“The Assignation”

“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?” —”The Premature Burial”

“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”

“Thank Heaven! the crisis—The danger is past, And the lingering illness, Is over at last—And the fever called “Living,” Is conquered at last.” —”For Annie”

“I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him.” —”The Tell-Tale Heart”

About Love

“We loved with a love that was more than love…With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven/Coveted her and me.” ― Edgar Allen Poe

“There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.” —”The Black Cat”

“Because I feel that, in the Heavens above, The angels, whispering to one another, Can find, among their burning terms of love, None so devotional as that of ‘Mother.’” —”To My Mother”

“Yes, I now feel that it was then on that evening of sweet dreams—that the very first dawn of human love burst upon the icy night of my spirit. Since that period I have never seen nor heard your name without a shiver half of delight half of anxiety.” —a letter to Sarah Helen Whitman

“For passionate love is still divine / I lov’d her as an angel might / With ray of the all living light / Which blazes upon Edis’ shrine.” —”Tamerlane”

“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.” – The Philosophy of Composition

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quotes about death

About Dream

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” —“Eleanora“

“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.” —“Marginalia”

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

“All that we see or seem / Is but a dream within a dream.” —”A Dream Within A Dream”

“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.” —”To One in Paradise”

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About Strangeness

“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.” —”Alone”

“Although I saw that the features of Ligeia were not of a classic regularity—although I perceived that her loveliness was indeed ‘exquisite,’ and felt that there was much of ‘strangeness’ pervading it, yet I have tried in vain to detect the irregularity and to trace home my own perception of ‘the strange.’” —”Ligeia”

“It was a freak of fancy in my friend…to be enamored of the night for her own sake; and into this bizarrerie, as into all his others, I quietly fell; giving myself up to his wild whims with a perfect abandon.” —”The Murders in the Rue Morgue”

About Madness

“That which you mistake for madness is but an over acuteness of the senses” —”The Tell-Tale Heart”

“Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence…” —“Eleanora“

“I was never really insane, except on occasions where my heart was touched.” —a letter to Maria Clemm

“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” —a letter to George W. Eveleth

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Other Insightful Quotes

“The true genius shudders at incompleteness – imperfection – and usually prefers silence to saying the something which is not everything that should be said.” – Marginalia

“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.” – The Philosophy of Composition

“I have great faith in fools — self-confidence my friends will call it.” – Marginalia

“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” ― Edgar Allen Poe

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

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

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