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

    Edgar Allan Poe (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Illustrated)”, p.3486, Delphi Classics
  • 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.

    Edgar Allan Poe (1966). “Letters”
  • Books, indeed, were his sole luxuries

    Edgar Allan Poe, Stuart Levine, Susan Levine (2000). “Thirty-two Stories”, p.134, Hackett Publishing
  • The history of all Magazines shows plainly that those which have attained celebrity were indebted for it to articles similar in natureto Berenice--although, I grant you, far superior in style and execution. I say similar in nature. You ask me in what does this nature consist? In the ludicrous heightened into the grotesque: the fearful coloured into the horrible: the witty exaggerated into the burlesque: the singular wrought out into the strange and mystical.

    Edgar Allan Poe (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Illustrated)”, p.3363, Delphi Classics
  • From a proud tower in the town, Death looks gigantically down.

    Edgar Allan Poe (2014). “Classics Reimagined, Edgar Allan Poe: Stories & Poems”, p.192, Rockport Pub
  • Scorching my seared heart with a pain, not hell shall make me fear again.

    Edgar Allan Poe (1902). “The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe: Poems”
  • Sound loves to revel in a summer night.

    Edgar Allan Poe (2014). “Complete Collection of Edgar Allan Poe - 170+ eBooks (Complete Tales, Poems, Novels, Essays, Miscellaneous, Play)”, p.721, Ageless Reads
  • There are moments when, even to the sober eye of Reason, the world of our sad humanity must assume the aspect of Hell.

    Edgar Allan Poe (1980). “The Unknown Poe: An Anthology of Fugitive Writings”, p.52, City Lights Books
  • We loved with a love that was more than love.

    "Annabel Lee" l. 7 (1849)
  • A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.

    Edgar Allan Poe (2004). “The Collected Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe”, p.185, Wordsworth Editions
  • Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

    "The Raven" l. 25 (1845)
  • By a route obscure and lonely Haunted by ill angels only, Where an eidolon, named NIGHT, On a black throne reigns upright, I have reached these lands but newly From an ultimate dim Thule -- From a wild, weird clime that lieth, sublime, Out of SPACE, out of TIME.

    Edgar Allan Poe (2014). “Complete Collection of Edgar Allan Poe - 170+ eBooks (Complete Tales, Poems, Novels, Essays, Miscellaneous, Play)”, p.745, Ageless Reads
  • To Helen Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nicean barks of yore That gently, o'er a perfumed sea, The weary, way-worn wanderer bore To his own native shore. On desperate seas long wont to roam, Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face, Thy Naiad airs have brought me home To the glory that was Greece, And the grandeur that was Rome. Lo, in yon brilliant window-niche How statue-like I see thee stand, The agate lamp within thy hand, Ah! Psyche, from the regions which Are Holy Land!

    "To Helen" l. 8 (1831)
  • In reading some books we occupy ourselves chiefly with the thoughts of the author; in perusing others, exclusively with our own.

    Edgar Allan Poe, Rufus Wilmot Griswold (1850). “The Literati: Some Honest Opinions about Autorial Merits and Demerits, with Occasional Works of Personality. Together with Marginalia, Suggestions, and Essays”, p.540
  • Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence.

    Edgar Allan Poe (2004). “The Collected Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe”, p.494, Wordsworth Editions
  • I dread the events of the future, not in themselves but in their results.

    Edgar Allan Poe (2016). “The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe”, p.302, Xist Publishing
  • A lie travels round the world while truth is putting her boots on.

  • He knew that Hop-Frog was not fond of wine; for it excited the poor cripple almost to madness; and madness is no comfortable feeling.

    Edgar Allan Poe, Stuart Levine, Susan Levine (1976). “The Short Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe: An Annotated Edition”, p.264, University of Illinois Press
  • If the propositions of this Discourse are tenable, the "state of progressive collapse" is precisely that state in which alone we are warranted in considering All Things.

    Edgar Allan Poe (1856). “The Select Works: With a Memoir of the Author. ¬The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym”, p.269
  • The Romans worshipped their standard; and the Roman standard happened to be an eagle. Our standard is only one tenth of an eagle,--a dollar, but we make all even by adoring it with tenfold devotion.

    Edgar Allan Poe, Rufus Wilmot Griswold (1850). “The literati: some honest opinions about autorial merits and demerits, with occasional works of personality. Together with marginalia, suggestions, and essays”, p.527
  • A short story is "a short prose narrative, requiring from a half hour, to one or two hours in its perusal...having conceived, with deliberate care, a certain unique or single effect to be wrought out.

  • In the marginalia ... we talk only to ourselves; we therefore talk freshly - boldly - originally - with abandonment - without conceit.

  • All suffering originates from craving, from attachment, from desire.

  • 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 (1980). “The Unknown Poe: An Anthology of Fugitive Writings”, p.51, City Lights Books
  • There are few persons who have not, at some period of their lives, amused themselves in retracing the steps by which particular conclusions of their own minds have been attained. The occupation is often full of interest and he who attempts it for the first time is astonished by the apparently illimitable distance and incoherence between the starting-point and the goal.

    Edgar Allan Poe, Stuart Levine, Susan Levine (1976). “The Short Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe: An Annotated Edition”, p.181, University of Illinois Press
  • Deep in earth my love is lying And I must weep alone.

    Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas Ollive Mabbott (1969). “Complete Poems”, p.396, University of Illinois Press
  • Many years ago, I contracted an intimacy with a Mr. William Legrand. He was of an ancient Huguenot family, and had once been wealthy; but a series of misfortunes had reduced him to want.

    Edgar Allan Poe (1927). “Tales by Edgar Allan Poe”, p.147, Dimitrios Spyridon Chytiris
  • The fever called "living" Is conquer'd at last.

  • I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.

    Edgar Allan Poe, Simon Marsden (1988). “Visions of Poe: a personal selection of Edgar Allan Poe's stories and poems”, Michael Joseph
  • As an individual, I myself feel impelled to fancy ... a limitless succession of Universes.... Each exists, apart and independently, in the bosom of its proper and particular God.

    Edgar Allan Poe (2015). “Eureka”, p.68, Sheba Blake Publishing
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