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Edgar Allan Poe Quotes and Sayings

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I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
- Edgar Allan Poe

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Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there,
wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal
ever dared to dream before.
- 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

 

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

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

The true genius shudders at incompleteness -
and usually prefers silence to saying something which
is not everything it should be.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which
a little man can himself attain greatness.
- 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 became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
- Edgar Allan Poe

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

Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
- Edgar Allan Poe

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

There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
- 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

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

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things
which escape those who dream only by night.
- 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

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

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

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 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

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish.
Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
- Anonymous

If you wish to see the truth,
then hold no opinion for or against.
- Osho

Be as you wish to seem.
- Socrates

A dream is a wish your heart makes.
- The Supremes

We must be the change we wish to see.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Do not wish to be anything but what you are,
and try to be that perfectly.
- St. Francis De Sales

My wish is to ride the tempest, tame the waves.
- Trieu Thi Trinh

Life is to be taken lightly
by those who wish to be happy
and by those who wish to age gracefully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We can change our lives.
We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
- Tony Robbins

Do not seek to bring things to pass
in accordance with your wishes,
but wish for them as they are,
and you will find them.
- Epictetus

If you wish to experience peace,
provide peace for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom,
no longer lend your strength to that
which you wish to be free from.
Fill your life with love and bravery,
and you shall live a life uncommon.
- Jewel

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
- Epictetus

I do not wish to treat friendships daintily,
but with roughest courage.
When they are real, they are
not glass threads or frost-work,
but the solidest thing we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I did not wish to take a cabin passage,
but rather to go before the mast
and on the deck of the world,
for there I could best see
the moonlight amid the mountains.
I do not wish to go below now.
- Henry David Thoreau


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