Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

Most Famous Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

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 happier – nor wiser than he was 6000 years ago.” Edgar Allan Poe
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.

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

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

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

I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.

We loved with a love that was more than love.

I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends will call it.

I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.

Allan Poe Quotes on Beauty and Dream

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

It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.

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

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 Life

“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

The best things in life make you sweaty.

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.

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

Man’s real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.

That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.

Inspirational Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

Literature is the noblest of professions. In fact, it is about the only one fit for a man. For my own part, there is no seducing me from the path.

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

I am actuated by an ambition which I believe to be an honorable one — the ambition of serving the great cause of truth while endeavoring to forward the literature of the country.

A poem deserves its title only inasmuch as it excites, by elevating the soul.

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