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The ninety and nine are with dreams,
by 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

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
- Edgar Allan Poe

We loved with a love that was more than love.
- Edgar Allan Poe

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
- 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

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
- 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

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Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike
them are those who are least able to utter them.
- Edgar Allan Poe

With me poetry has not been a purpose,
but a passion.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
- 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

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

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

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

In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly,
absolutely just with friend and foe.
From this purpose nothing shall turn me.
- Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

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

The rudiment of verse may, possibly,
be found in the spondee.
- 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

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

Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show,
that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth
arises from the seemingly irrelevant.
- 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 am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect,
between the disaster and the atrocity.
- Edgar Allan Poe

I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the
rhythmical creation of Beauty.
- Edgar Allan Poe

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

Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever
expecting that it soon will be so.
- Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

The nose of a mob is its imagination.
By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.
- 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

If you wish to forget anything on the spot,
make a note that this thing is to be remembered.
- Edgar Allan Poe

To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which
a little man can himself attain greatness.
- Edgar Allan Poe

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not
the sublimity of the intelligence.
- 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

There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
- 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

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

I have no faith in human perfectability.
I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity.
Man is now only more active - not more happy -
nor more wise,
than he was 6000 years ago.
- Edgar Allan Poe

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.'
- 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

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

Genius is one percent inspiration
and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Edison

Ninety-nine percent of who you are
is invisible and untouchable.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Life is ten percent what happens to you
and ninety percent how you respond to it.
- Lou Holtz

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
- Peter Marshall

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.
She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
- Ellen DeGeneres

I think and think for months and years.
Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false.
The hundredth time I am right.
- Albert Einstein

Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten
percent a bad reputation.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent,
hardworking, honest Americans.
It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity.
But then, we elected them.
- Lily Tomlin

Ninety percent of my game is mental.
It's my concentration that has gotten me this far.
- Chris Evert

Don't forget what I discovered that over ninety percent
of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past,
present, and future wars.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Ninety percent of the people I grew up with didn't succeed.
- Eddie Perez

Ninety percent of everything is crap.
- Theodore Sturgeon

Ninety-nine percent of advertising doesn't sell much of anything.
- David Ogilvy

Ninety-seven is my lucky number.
- Antonia Fraser

Ninety percent of the preparation we do as actors is just jive.
It doesn't do anything.
- William H. Macy

Back of ninety-nine out of one-hundred assertions that
a thing cannot be done is nothing,
but the unwillingness to do it.
- William Feather

I've been so fortunate because I never really had ups
and downs as far as my career.
Ninety-nine percent of the time, I've been sold out all over the world.
- Tony Bennett

One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests.
- John Stuart Mill

Ninety-five percent of our wool is going to China.
- Jim Elliot

The first ninety minutes of a football match are the most important.
- Bobby Robson

I have found that a smile and a stick will carry you through all right,
and in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it is the
smile that does the trick.
- Robert Powell

My relationship to power and authority is that I'm all for it.
People need somebody to watch over them.
Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need
to be told what to do and how to behave.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Ninety-nine per cent of the people in the world are
fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.
- Thornton Wilder

He is a great simpleton who imagines that the chief
power of wealth is to supply wants.
In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it creates more wants than it supplies.
- William Wirt

Ninety percent of the members of the Academy of German
Law were not members of the Party.
- Hans Frank

Winning a competition in architecture is a ticket to oblivion.
It's just an idea.
Ninety-nine per cent never get built.
- Daniel Libeskind

All my experience of the world teaches me that in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred,
the safe and just side of a question is the generous and merciful side.
- Anna Jameson


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