January 19, 1809 - October 7, 1849


93 Greatest Quotes By Edgar Allan Poe

Even with the utterly lost, to whom life and death are equally jests, there are matters of which no jest can be made. Edgar Allan Poe
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry. Edgar Allan Poe
Children are never too tender to be whipped. Like tough beefsteaks, the more you beat them, the more tender they become. Edgar Allan Poe
That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful. Edgar Allan Poe
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality. Edgar Allan Poe
We loved with a love that was more than love. Edgar Allan Poe
Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them. Edgar Allan Poe
And so, being young and dipt in folly, I fell in love with melancholy. Edgar Allan Poe
The world is a great ocean, upon which we encounter more tempestuous storms than calms. Edgar Allan Poe
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary. Edgar Allan Poe
When a madman appears thoroughly sane, indeed, it is high time to put him in a straight jacket. Edgar Allan Poe
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world. Edgar Allan Poe
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. Edgar Allan Poe
It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic. Edgar Allan Poe
Stupidity is a talent for misconception. Edgar Allan Poe
False hope is nicer than no hope at all. Edgar Allan Poe
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears. Edgar Allan Poe
I intend to put up with nothing that I can put down. Edgar Allan Poe
The believer is happy. The doubter is wise. Edgar Allan Poe
Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear. Edgar Allan Poe
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion. Edgar Allan Poe
Never to suffer would have been never to have been blessed. Edgar Allan Poe
The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be. Edgar Allan Poe
To be thoroughly conversant with Man’s heart, is to take our final lesson in the iron-clasped volume of Despair. Edgar Allan Poe
He did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation. Edgar Allan Poe
Grammar is the analysis of language. Edgar Allan Poe
If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered. Edgar Allan Poe
A man's grammar, like Caesar's wife, should not only be pure, but above suspicion of impurity. Edgar Allan Poe
Every poem should remind the reader that they are going to die. Edgar Allan Poe
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence. Edgar Allan Poe
Now this is the point. You fancy me a mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded... Edgar Allan Poe
Those who gossip with you will gossip about you. Edgar Allan Poe
It is a happiness to wonder; -- it is a happiness to dream. Edgar Allan Poe
Mysteries force a man to think, and so injure his health. Edgar Allan Poe
The scariest monsters are the ones that lurk within our souls. Edgar Allan Poe
A mystery, and a dream, should my early life seem. Edgar Allan Poe
Lord, help my poor soul. Edgar Allan Poe
Reaching out to her is like drinking from a memory. Edgar Allan Poe
Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore. Edgar Allan Poe
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. Edgar Allan Poe
It was night, and the rain fell; and falling, it was rain, but, having fallen, it was blood. Edgar Allan Poe
A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it. Edgar Allan Poe
Villains!' I shrieked. 'Dissemble no more! I admit the deed! Tear up the planks! Here, here! It is the beating of his hideous heart! Edgar Allan Poe
Me volví loco, con largos intervalos de horrible cordura. Edgar Allan Poe
No man who ever lived knows any more about the hereafter than you and I. Edgar Allan Poe
I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat. Edgar Allan Poe
Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts. Edgar Allan Poe
Yet mad I am not...and very surely do I not dream. Edgar Allan Poe
For eyes we have no models in the remotely antique. Edgar Allan Poe