35 Inspirational Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

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Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Edgar Allan Poe birthday is celebrated on January 19, in his memory. He died on October 7, 1849 at the age of 40 in Church Home and Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

Below is the collection of top famous and inspiring Edgar Allan Poe quotes with images.

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes


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

“I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.” — Edgar Allan Poe

“The customs of the world are so many conventional follies.” — Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

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

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

“I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.” — Edgar Allan Poe

“Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.

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

“Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.” — Edgar Allan Poe

“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

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

“The best things in life make you sweaty.” ― 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

“It is a happiness to wonder; — it is a happiness to dream.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

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

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.

“Every moment of the night Forever changing places And they put out the star-light With the breath from their pale faces” ― Edgar Allan Poe

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

“Is all that we see or seem But a dream within a dream?” ― Edgar Allan Poe

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

“We gave the Future to the winds, and slumbered tranquilly in the Present, weaving the dull world around us into dreams.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

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

“Even for those to whom life and death are equal jests. There are some things that are still held in respect.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

“Lord, help my poor soul.” — Edgar Allan Poe

“…If you do not take it up with you in some way, I shall be under the necessity of breaking your head with this shovel” ― Edgar Allan Poe

“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary.” — Edgar Allan Poe

“No pictorial or sculptural combinations of points of human loveliness, do more than approach the living and breathing human beauty as it gladdens our daily path.” ― 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

“To observe attentively is to remember distinctly.” ― 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

“On the morrow he will leave me as my hopes have flown before.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

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