33 Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

January 19, 1809 - October 7, 1849
Edgar Allan Poe
A collection of inspirational Edgar Allan Poe quotes. He was an an American writer, poet, critic and editor. He is well renowned for expressive short stories and poems that seized the imagination and interest of readers around the globe. His and tales of mystery and horror are arguably the beginning of the modern detective story. A museum, dedicated to Edgar Allan Poe, is located in the Baltimore home of his aunt Maria Clemn where Poe stayed from 1831 to 1835.

Always write first things uppermost in the heart.
Edgar Allan Poe
Inspirational Quotes

2.    If you run out of ideas follow the road; you'll get there.

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3.    Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.

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Quote of The Day

4.     To observe attentively is to remember distinctly.

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5.     I have been happy, though in a dream.
I have been happy-and I love the theme:
Dreams! in their vivid colouring of life
As in that fleeting, shadowy, misty strife
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Motivational Poems

6.     The Great problem is at length solved! The air, as well as the earth and the ocean, has been subdued by science, and will become a common and convenient highway for mankind.

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

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8.     Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

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Motivational Quotes

9.     Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.

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10.    It is a happiness to wonder; it is a happiness to dream.

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11.     To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!

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

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13.     There is no exquisite beauty…without some strangeness in the proportion.

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

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15.     ... in general, it is the object of our newspapers rather to create a sensation-to make a point-than to further the cause of truth.

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16.     There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion.

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Words of Encouragement

17.     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

18.    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

Art is to look at not to criticize. 
Edgar Allan Poe
19.    Art is to look at not to criticize.

Edgar Allan Poe

20.    To elevate the soul, poetry is necessary.

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Inspirational Poems

21.    There are some secrets which do not permit themselves to be told.

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22.    Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger, portion of truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.

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23.    We loved with a love that was more than love…
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

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Romantic Poems

24.    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.

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Motivational Quotes about Life

25.    Indeed, there is an eloquence in true enthusiasm that is not to be doubted.

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

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Quotes about Life

27.    Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.

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28.    Years of love have been forgot, in the hatred of a minute.

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29.    So lovely was the loneliness of a wild lake.

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30.    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.

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Poems about Life

31.     In our endeavors to recall to memory something long forgotten, we often find ourselves upon the very verge of remembrance, without being able, in the end, to remember.

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Funny Poems

Happiness is not to be found in knowledge, but in the acquisition of knowledge. 
Edgar Allan Poe
32.    Happiness is not to be found in knowledge, but in the acquisition of knowledge.

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33.    But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we -
Of many far wiser than we -
And neither the angels in Heaven above
Nor the demons down under the sea
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul.

Edgar Allan Poe
Short Love Poems

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