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  • If Edgar Allan Poe were alive today, his agent would be constantly slapping him upside the head with tightly rolled copies of his brilliant short stories and novelettes, yelling, 'Full-length novels, you moron! Pay attention! What's the matter with you -- are you shooting heroin or something? Write for the market! No more of this midlength 'Fall of the House of Usher' crap

    Fall   Writing   Yelling  
  • I've been influenced by poets as diverse as Dylan Thomas, Lewis Carroll, and Edgar Allan Poe.

    Poet   Dylan   Allan Poe  
  • I was warped early by Ray Bradbury and Edgar Allan Poe. I was very fond of Franz Kafka.

  • Man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allan Poe.

    "Song: 'I Am the Walrus'". 1967.
  • After reading Edgar Allan Poe. Something the critics have not noticed: a new literary world pointing to the literature of the 20th Century. Scientific miracles, fables on the pattern A+ B, a clear-sighted, sickly literature. No more poetry but analytic fantasy. Something monomaniacal. Things playing a more important part than people; love giving away to deductions and other forms of ideas, style, subject and interest. The basis of the novel transferred from the heart to the head, from the passion to the idea, from the drama to the denouement.

    Drama   Reading   Passion  
  • The modern story begun, one might say, with Edgar Allan Poe, which proceeds inexorably, like a machine destined to accomplish its mission with the maximum economy of means.

    Mean   Machines   Stories  
  • Detective fiction could not have existed without Edgar Allan Poe.

    "A one-word response to Engdahl" by Giles Foden, October 1, 2008.
  • If Mr. Vincent Price were to be co-starred with Miss Bette Davis in a story by Mr. Edgar Allan Poe directed by Mr. Roger Corman, it could not fully express the pent-up violence and depravity of a single day in the life of the average family.

    "Advanced Banter: The QI Book of Quotations". Book by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson, 2008.
  • If there was ever a dissenter from the national optimismit was surely Edgar Allan Poe--without question the bravest and mostoriginal, if perhaps also the least orderly and judicious, of all the critics that we have produced.

  • By 'scientifiction' I mean the Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, and Edgar Allan Poe type of story-a charming romance intermingled with scientific fact and prophetic vision

    Mean   Romance   Vision  
  • I belong to the Lovecraft Society, which meets at the University. They do things like follow in Lovecraft's footsteps, just like he followed in Edgar Allan Poe's footsteps. I mean the actual footfalls, you know, like they're going out looking for sasquatch, this kind of stuff.

    Mean   Sasquatch   Stuff  
  • If I'm too old to be Emo, how do you account for the very Emo and very old Edgar Allan Poe? Checkmate!

  • I always thought it would be really, really cool to play Edgar Allan Poe, because when I was a kid, he was one of the authors who really blew my mind open to all sorts of weird dark and twisted places.

    Kids   Dark   Play  
    Interview with Kate Bosworth, March 21, 2011.
  • I love writing literary stuff. My favorite writer is definitely Edgar Allan Poe - so imaginative and prolific. My second favorite writer would have to be Shakespeare - I love the emotion and human truths he touches on so beautifully.

    Writing   Stuff   Emotion  
  • I would say that Edgar Allan Poe, [Georges] Perec, Thomas Pynchon, and [Jorge Luis] Borges are all boy-writers. These are writers who take... a kind of demonic joy in writing.

    Writing   Boys   Joy  
    "An Interview with Paul Auster". Interview with Nathalie Cochoy and Sophie Vallas, March 2014.
  • I made use of the college library by borrowing books other than scientific books, such as all of the plays by George Bernard Shaw, the writing of Edgar Allan Poe. The college library helped me to develop a broader aspect on life.

    Book   Writing   College  
  • I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms.

    1952 Invisible Man, prologue.
  • The sky was the color of Edgar Allan Poe's pajamas.

    Color   Sky   Pajamas  
  • I was born on the same day as Edgar Allan Poe and Dolly Parton: January 19. I am absolutely certain that this affects my writing in some way.

    Writing   Way   January  
  • The actual American childhood is less Norman Rockwell and Walt Disney than Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe.

    Susan Cheever (1995). “A Woman's Life: The Story of an Ordinary American and Her Extraordinary Generation”, Quill
  • I briefly considered doing Edgar Allan Poe and just swearing a lot.

    "Q+A: Andy Richter's Secret to Happiness". Interview with Eric Spitznagel, March 13, 2012.
  • I do like a good mystery. I'm reading Edgar Allan Poe now. I also like autobiographies.

  • Mervyn Peake is a finer poet than Edgar Allan Poe, and he is therefore able to maintain his world of fantasy brilliantly through three novels. It (Gormenghast trilogy) is a very, very great work ... a classic of our age.

    Age   Three   World  
    Mervyn Peake (1995). “The Gormenghast Novels”, Overlook Books
  • Edgar Allan Poe is considered the great writer of horror stories, perhaps the greatest - I will say the greatest

  • I've named a couple things after Edgar Allan Poe: the cat, and my garden upstate, where I only planted black flowers and purple flowers - and there's a raven statue.

    Couple   Flower   Cat  
    "Esquire Presents Me in My Place with Hilarie Burton". Interview with Laura Lane, June 6, 2011.
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