Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet, short story writer, editor, and critic, and one of the leaders of the American Romantics.
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We loved with a love that was more than love.

Edgar Allan Poe

That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.

Edgar Allan Poe

All that you see or seem, is but a dream within a dream.

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 may well be doubted whether human ingenuity can construct an enigma... which human ingenuity may not, by proper application, resolve.

Edgar Allan Poe

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. For years your name never passed my lips, while my soul drank in, with a delirious thirst, all that was uttered in my presence respecting you.

Edgar Allan Poe

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.

Edgar Allan Poe

Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.

Edgar Allan Poe

It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.

Edgar Allan Poe

With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.

Edgar Allan Poe

I have great faith in fools--self-confidence my friends call it.

Edgar Allan Poe

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.

Edgar Allan Poe

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.

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

In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively discussed because it is obscure; in the ninety-nine remaining it is obscure because it is excessively discussed.

Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary.

Edgar Allan Poe

A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this - that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made - not to understand - but to feel - as crime.

Edgar Allan Poe

I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger, except in its absolute effect - in terror.

Edgar Allan Poe

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.

Edgar Allan Poe

But in the expression of the countenance, which was beaming all over with smiles, there still lurked (incomprehensible anomaly!) that fitful stain of melancholy which will ever be found inseparable from the perfection of the beautiful.

Edgar Allan Poe

Coincidences, in general, are great stumbling-blocks in the way of that class of thinkers who have been educated to know nothing of the theory of probabilities.

Edgar Allan Poe

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.

Edgar Allan Poe

There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.

Edgar Allan Poe

The generous Critic fann'd the Poet's fire, And taught the world with reason to admire.

Edgar Allan Poe

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.

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