40+ Inspirational Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

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Edgar Allan Poe ( January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic.  He was best known for his poetry and short stories.

Following are the top Edgar Allan Poe Quotes.

Edgar Allan Poe

“To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!” — Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

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

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

“All that we see or seem — Is but a dream within a dream.” — Edgar Allan Poe

“Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December; And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.” — Edgar Allan Poe

“That which you mistake for madness is but an over acuteness of the senses” — Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

“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.” — Edgar Allan Poe

“Deep in earth my love is lying and I must weep alone.” — Edgar Allan Poe

“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.” — Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

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

“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

“I was never really insane, except on occasions where my heart was touched.” — Edgar Allan Poe

“And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted — nevermore!” — 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

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

“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

“Thank Heaven! the crisis—The danger is past, And the lingering illness, Is over at last—And the fever called Living,” — Edgar Allan Poe

“Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger, portion of truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.” — Edgar Allan Poe

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

“I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him.” — 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

“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

“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.’” — Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

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

“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.” — Edgar Allan Poe

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

“All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.” — Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

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

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

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