Edgar Allan Poe Top 10 Quotes


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

Edgar Allan Poe (Dream Within A Dream)


Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of intelligence.

Edgar Allan Poe


There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.  

Edgar Allan Poe


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

Edgar Allan Poe (Ulalume)


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)


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 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


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)


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

Edgar Allan Poe (The Philosophy of Composition)


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

Edgar Allan Poe (Eleonora)

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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.

Notable Works

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838)

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