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Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Edgar Allan Poe (The Philosophy of Composition)
Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.
Edgar Allan Poe (Mesmeric Revelation)
Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
Edgar Allan Poe (The Poetic Principle)
Scorching my seared heart with a pain, not hell shall make me fear again.
Edgar Allan Poe (Quoted in The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, 1902)
Sleep, those little slices of death; Oh how I loathe them.
Edgar Allan Poe
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
Edgar Allan Poe (Quoted in The Unknown Poe, 1980)
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
Edgar Allan Poe (The Philosophy of Composition)
Stupidity is a talent for misconception. 
Edgar Allan Poe (The Rationale of Verse)
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Edgar Allan Poe (Dream Within A Dream)
Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute.
Edgar Allan Poe (Ulalume)
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of intelligence.
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 (Marginalia, 1845 - 1849)
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary.
Edgar Allan Poe (The Raven)
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.  
Edgar Allan Poe
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Edgar Allan Poe (The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym)
To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness. 
Edgar Allan Poe (Marginalia, 1845 - 1849)
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 (The Mystery of Marie Roget)
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
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
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 Premature Burial)
Some things are so completely ludicrous that a man must laugh or die. To die laughing must be the most glorious of all deaths.
Edgar Allan Poe (The Assignation)
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
Edgar Allan Poe (The Raven)
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.
Edgar Allan Poe (Eleonora)
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 (Letter to James Russell Lowell, 1844)
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 (Quoted in The Unknown Poe, 1980)
And all my days are trances
  And all my nightly dreams
Are where thy dark eye glances
  And where thy footstep gleams
In what ethereal dances
  By what eternal streams.
Edgar Allan Poe (The One in Paradise)

Edgar Allan Poe Biography

Born: January 19, 1809
Died: October 7, 1849

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer and poet. He is best known for his horror and mystery stories. His influence on literature still stands the test of time and he is still widely read today.

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