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Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

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Lord help my poor... Lord help my poor soul.
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Man's real life is... Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
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Men have called me... Men have called me mad; but the question is not 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. They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who only dream by night. In their gray visions they obtain glimpses of eternity, and thrill, in waking, to find that they have been upon the verge of the great secret. In snatches, they learn something of the wisdom which is of good, and more of the mere knowledge which is of evil. They penetrate, however rudderless or compassless, into the vast ocean of the ‘light ineffable’.
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Mysteries force a man... Mysteries force a man to think, and so injure his health.
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Never to suffer would... Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.
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Now this is the... 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...
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Of puns it has... Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
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Once upon a midnight... Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary.
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Poetry is the rhythmical... Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
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Quoth the raven, "Nevermore!"... Quoth the raven, "Nevermore!"
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Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore.... Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore.
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Science has not yet... Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
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Sleep, those little slices... Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.
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Stupidity is a talent... Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
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That man is not... That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.
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That pleasure which is... 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.
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That which you mistake... That which you mistake for madness is but an overacuteness of the senses.
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The best things in... The best things in life make you sweaty.
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The boundaries which divide... 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?
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The death of a... The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.
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The fury of a... The fury of a demon instantly possessed me. I knew myself no longer. My original soul seemed, at once, to take its flight from my body; and a more than fiendish malevolence, gin-nurtured, thrilled every fibre of my frame.
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The generous Critic fann'd... The generous Critic fann'd the Poet's fire, And taught the world with reason to admire.
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The idea of God,... The idea of God, infinity, or spirit stands for the possible attempt at an impossible conception.
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The ninety and nine... 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.
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The nose of a... The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.
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The rain came down... The rain came down upon my head - Unshelter'd. And the wind rendered me mad and deaf and blind.
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The rudiment of verse... The rudiment of verse may, possibly, be found in the spondee.
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The true genius shudders... The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.
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There are chords in... There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion.
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There are few cases... There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one of the few.
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There are some secrets... There are some secrets which do not permit themselves to be told.
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There is an eloquence... There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm
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There is no exquisite... There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.
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There is something in... 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.
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They who dream by... They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
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Those who dream by... Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. In their gray visions they obtain glimpses of eternity, and thrill, in waking, to find that they have been upon the verge of the great secret. In snatches, they learn something of the wisdom which is of good, and more of the mere knowledge which is of evil.
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To die laughing must... To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!
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To elevate the soul,... To elevate the soul, poetry is necessary.
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To vilify a great... To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.
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True, nervous, very, very... True, nervous, very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am, but why will say that I am mad?! The disease had sharpened my senses, not destroyed, not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute.
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We gave the Future... We gave the Future to the winds, and slumbered tranquilly in the Present, weaving the dull world around us into dreams.
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We loved with a... We loved with a love that was more than love.
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Were I called on... Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'
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When a madman appears... When a madman appears thoroughly sane, indeed, it is high time to put him in a straight jacket.
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When, indeed, men speak... When, indeed, men speak of Beauty, they mean, precisely, not a quality, as is supposed, but an effect - they refer, in short, just to that intense and pure elevation of soul - not of intellect, or of heart.
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With me poetry has... With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
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Words have no power... Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
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Years of love have... Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute.
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Yet mad I am... Yet mad I am not...and very surely do I not dream.
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