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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet, short story writer, editor, and critic, and one of the leaders of the American Romantics.
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Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.

Edgar Allan Poe

Sleep, those little slices of death; Oh how I loathe them.

Edgar Allan Poe

Scorching my seared heart with a pain, not hell shall make me fear again.

Edgar Allan Poe

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

Edgar Allan Poe

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

Edgar Allan Poe

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

Edgar Allan Poe

I have great faith in fools; self-confidence, my friends call it.

Edgar Allan Poe

Coincidences, in general, are great stumbling-blocks in the way of that class of thinkers who have been educated to know nothing of the theory of probabilities.

Edgar Allan Poe

But as in ethics, evil is a consequence of good, so, in fact, out of joy is sorrow born.

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

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

Edgar Allan Poe

But in the expression of the countenance, which was beaming all over with smiles, there still lurked (incomprehensible anomaly!) that fitful stain of melancholy which will ever be found inseparable from the perfection of the beautiful.

Edgar Allan Poe

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.

Edgar Allan Poe

We loved with a love that was more than love.

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

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.

Edgar Allan Poe

Yes, I now feel that it was then on that evening of sweet dreams- that the very first dawn of human love burst upon the icy night of my spirit. Since that period I have never seen nor heard your name without a shiver half of delight, half of anxiety. For years your name never passed my lips, while my soul drank in, with a delirious thirst, all that was uttered in my presence respecting you.

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

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

There are certain themes of which the interest is all-absorbing, but which are too entirely horrible for the purposes of legitimate fiction.

Edgar Allan Poe

Depend upon it, after all, Thomas, Literature is the most noble of professions. In fact, it is about the only one fit for a man. For my own part, there is no seducing me from the path.

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

It may well be doubted whether human ingenuity can construct an enigma... which human ingenuity may not, by proper application, resolve.

Edgar Allan Poe

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.

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
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