Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

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Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

Hear the mellow wedding bells, Golden bells! What a world of happiness their harmony foretells Through the balmy air of night How they ring out their delight! From the molten golden notes, and all in tune What a liquid ditty floats To the turtle-dove that listens while she gloats On the moon!

It is clear that a poem may be improperly brief. Undue brevity degenerates into mere epigrammatism. A very short poem, while now and then producing a brilliant or vivid, never

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

produces a profound or enduring, effect. There must be the steady pressing down of the stamp upon the wax.

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams of the beautiful Annabel Lee; And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes of the beautiful Annabel Lee; And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride, In the sepulchre there by the sea, In her tomb by the sounding sea.

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

Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence.

The greater amount of truth is impulsively uttered; thus the greater amount is spoken, not written.

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

From a proud tower in the town, Death looks gigantically down.

There are two bodies – the rudimentary and the complete; corresponding with the two conditions of the worm and the butterfly. What we call “death,” is but the painful metamorphosis. Our present incarnation is progressive, preparatory, temporary. Our future is perfected, ultimate, immortal. The ultimate life is the full design.

Years of love have been forgetting, In the hatred of a minute.

In visions of the dark night I have dreamed of joy departed- But a waking dream of life and light Hath left me broken-hearted. Ah! what is not a dream by day to him whose eyes are cast On things around him with a ray Turned back upon the past? That holy dream- that holy dream, while all the world was chiding, Hath cheered me as a lovely beam A lonely spirit guiding. What though that light, threw’ storm and night, So trembled from afar- What could there be more purely bright In Truth’s day-star?

That pleasure which is at once the purest, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.

Hay alga an el generous y abnegate amour de UN animal we legal directorate AL Corona de aqua we con frequencies a probed la false Amidst y la fragile fielded del hombre.

In the marginalia … we talk only to ourselves; we, therefore, talk freshly – boldly – originally – with abandonment – without conceit.

I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.

Beauty is the sole legitimate province of the poem.

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

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?

Tell me truly, I implore– Is there– is there balm in Gilead? –tell me–tell me, I implore!

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

Yet mad I am not…and very surely do I not dream.

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing,

That is another of your odd notions,” said the Prefect, who had a fashion of calling everything “odd” that was beyond his comprehension, and thus lived amid an absolute legion of “oddities.

doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

Art is to look at not to criticize.

The usual derivation of the word Metaphysics is not to be sustained the science is supposed to take its name from its superiority to physics. The truth is, that Aristotle’s treatise on Morals is next in succession to his Book of Physics.

A fearful instance of the ill consequences attending upon irascibility – alive, with the qualifications of the dead – dead, with the propensities of the living – an anomaly on the face of the earth – being very calm, yet breathless.

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.’

And so being young and dipped in folly I fell in love with melancholy.

Deep in the earth, my love is lying And I must weep alone.

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?

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

There is then no analogy whatever between the operations of the Chess-Player and those of the calculating machine of Mr. Babbage, and if we choose to call the former the pure machine we must be prepared to admit that it is, beyond all comparison, the most wonderful of the inventions of mankind.

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams of the beautiful Annabel Lee

…And, all at once, the moon arouses through the thin ghastly mist, and was crimson in color… And they lynx which dwelled forever in the tomb came out therefrom. And lay down at the feet of the demon. And looked at him steadily in the face.

The higher powers of the reflective intellect are more decidedly and more usefully tasked by the ostentatious game of droughts than by all the elaborate frivolity of chess.

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

I heed not that my earthly lot Hath – little of Earth in it – That years of love have been forgetting In the hatred of a minute: – I mourn not that the desolate Are happier, sweet than I, But that you sorrow for my fate Who am a passer-by.

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

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

If we examine a work of ordinary art, by means of a powerful microscope, all traces of resemblance to nature will disappear – but the closest scrutiny of the photogenic drawing discloses only more absolute truth, a more perfect identity of aspect with the thing represented.

Were the succession of stars endless, then the background of the sky would present us a uniform luminosity, like that displayed by the Galaxy-since there could be absolutely no point, in all that background, at which would not exist a star. The only mode, therefore, in which, under such a state of affairs, we could comprehend the voids which our telescopes find in innumerable directions, would be by supposing the distance of the invisible background so immense that no ray from it has yet been able to reach us at all.

I never can hear a crowd of people singing and gesticulating, all together, at an Italian opera, without fancying myself at Athens, listening to that particular tragedy, by Sophocles, in which he introduces a full chorus of turkeys, who set about bewailing the death of Mel eager.

The word “Verse” is used here as the term most convenient for expressing, and without pedantry, all that is involved in the consideration of rhythm, rhyme, meter, and versification… the subject is exceedingly simple; one-tenth of it possibly may be called ethical; nine-tenths, however, appertains to the mathematics.

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

Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence– whether much that is glorious– whether all that is profound– does not spring from disease of thought– from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect.

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

In the one instance, the dreamer loses sight of this object in a wilderness of deductions and suggestions until he finds the incitement, or first cause of his musings, forgotten. In my case, the primary object was invariably frivolous, although assuming, through the medium of my distempered vision, a refracted and unreal importance.

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.

We loved with a love that was more than love.

Gaily bedight, a gallant knight, In the sunshine and in shadow, Had journeyed long, Singing a song, In search of Eldorado. But he grew old— This knight so bold— And o’er his heart a shadow— Fell as he found No spot of ground That looked like Eldorado. And, as his strength Failed him at length, He met a pilgrim shadow— ‘Shadow,’ said he, ‘Where can it be— This land of Eldorado?’ ‘Over the Mountains of the Moon, Down the Valley of the Shadow, Ride, boldly ride,’ The shade replied, — ‘If you seek for Eldorado!

There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart – an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime

Melancholy is … the most legitimate of all the poetical tones.

The death then of a beautiful woman is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world and equally is it beyond doubt that the lips best suited for such topic are those of a bereaved lover.

From childhood’s hour, I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. As others saw, I could not awaken. My heart to joy at the same tone. And all I loved, I loved alone.

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes on Writing

A man’s grammar, like Caesar’s wife, should not only be pure, but above suspicion of impurity.

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 Quotes The Black Cat

This latter was a remarkably large and beautiful animal, entirely black, and sagacious to an astonishing degree.

Who has not, a hundred times, found himself committing a vile or a silly action for no other reason than because he knows he should not?

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes About Truth

Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.

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 Quotes There is no Exquisite Beauty

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

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes from The Raven

Other friends have flown before — On the morrow, he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before.” Quota the raven, “Nevermore.

Actually, I do have doubts, all the time. Any thinking person does. There are so many sides to every question.

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes Dream Within a Dream

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

Short Edgar Allan Poe Quotes About The Moon

If I venture to displace … the microscopical speck of dust… on the point of my finger,… I have done a deed which shakes the Moon in her path, which causes the Sun to be no longer the Sun, and which alters forever the destiny of multitudinous myriads of stars.

Over the Mountains of the Moon, Down the Valley of the Shadow, Ride, boldly ride,” The shade replied, – “If you seek for Eldorado.

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes Those Who Dream by Day

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. In their gray visions they obtain glimpses of eternity, and thrill, in waking, to find that they have been upon the verge of the great secret. In snatches, they learn something of the wisdom which is of good, and more of the mere knowledge which is of evil

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes Sanity

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.

Now, this is the point. You fancy me a mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded.

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes about Poetry

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

He must be theory-mad beyond redemption who … shall … persist in attempting to reconcile the obstinate oils and waters of Poetry and Truth.

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes on Life

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

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 Quotes About Chess

The best chess-player in Christendom may be little more than the best player of chess, but proficiency in whist implies a capacity for success in all those more important undertakings where mind struggles with mind.

In [chess], where the pieces have different and “bizarre” motions, with various and variable values, what is only complex, is mistaken (a not unusual error) for what is profound

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes on Sleep

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

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes about Mothers

In the Heaven’s above, the angels, whispering to one another, can find, among their burning terms of love, none so devotional as that of ‘Mother.

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes Science

even with us, the breath of Science dims the mirror of our joy.

A poem in my opinion, is opposed to a work of science by having for its immediate object, pleasure, not truth.

Short Edgar Allan Poe Quotes About Happiness

Happiness is not to be found in knowledge but in the acquisition of knowledge.

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

Short Edgar Allan Poe Quotes Beauty

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

There might be a class of beings, human once, but now to humanity invisible, for whose scrutiny, and for the whose refined appreciation of the beautiful, more especially than for our own, had been set in order by God the great landscape-garden of the whole earth.

Inspirational Quotes by Edgar Allan Poe

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

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 Quotes about Imagination

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

It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.

Short Edgar Allan Poe Quotes on Art

To see distinctly the machinery–the wheels and pinions–of any work of Art is, unquestionably, of itself, a pleasure, but one which we are able to enjoy only just in proportion as we do not enjoy the legitimate effect designed by the artist.

All works of art should begin… at the end.

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes on Earth

There might be a class of beings, human once, but now to humanity invisible, for whose scrutiny, and for the whose refined appreciation of the beautiful, more especially than for our own, had been set in order by God the great landscape-garden of the whole earth.

Life is for the strong, to be lived by the strong and if need be, taken by the strong. The weak were put on earth to give a strong pleasure.

Short Edgar Allan Poe Quotes Lost My Mind

I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind

Short Edgar Allan Poe Quotes About Death

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride, In the sepulcher there by the sea, In her tomb by the sounding sea.

Thank Heaven! The crisis /The danger is past, and the lingering illness, is over at last /, and the fever called ”Living” is conquered at last.

Short Edgar Allan Poe Quotes on Pain

Come little children I’ll take thee away, into a land of Enchantment Come little children the time’s come to play here in my garden of Shadows Follow sweet children I’ll show thee the way through all the pain and the Sorrows Weep not poor children for life is this way murdering beauty and Passions Hush now dear children it must be this way to weary of life and Deceptions Rest now my children for soon we’ll away into the calm and the Quiet Come little children I’ll take thee away, into a land of Enchantment Come little children the time’s come to play here in my garden of Shadows

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




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