50 Edgar Allan Poe Quotes That Will Motivate You

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50 Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

1. “How many good books suffer neglect through the inefficiency of their beginnings!” – Edgar Allan Poe

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2. “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before.” – Edgar Allan Poe

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3. “From childhood’s hour I have not been, as others were I have not seen, as others saw I could not bring my passions from a common spring.” – Edgar Allan Poe

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4. “Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter, in there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore.” – Edgar Allan Poe

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5. “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” – Edgar Allan Poe

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6. “And all my days are trances, and all my nightly dreams are where thy grey eye glances and where thy footstep gleams in what ethereal dances by what eternal streams.” – Edgar Allan Poe

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7. “For passionate love is still divine, I lov’d her as an angel might, With ray of the all living light, Which blazes upon Edis’ shrine.” – Edgar Allan Poe

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8. “Thou wast that all to me, love, for which my soul did pine.” – Edgar Allan Poe

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9. “Ever yet was blest with seeing bird above his chamber door Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door, With such name as ‘Nevermore.'” – Edgar Allan Poe

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10. “Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now.” – Edgar Allan Poe

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11. “Yet if hope has flown away in a night, or in a day, in a vision, or in none, is it therefore the less gone?” – Edgar Allan Poe

12. “O, human love! Thou spirit given, on Earth, of all we hope in Heaven!” – Edgar Allan Poe

13. “And so being young and dipt in folly, I fell in love with melancholy.” – Edgar Allan Poe

14. “Deep in earth my love is lying and I must weep alone.” – Edgar Allan Poe

15. “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” – Edgar Allan Poe

16. “Sleep, those little slices of death how I loathe them.” – Edgar Allan Poe

17. “Thank Heaven! the crisis The danger is past, And the lingering illness, Is over at last And the fever called “Living,” Is conquered at last.” – Edgar Allan Poe

18. “In reading some books we occupy ourselves chiefly with the thoughts of the author; in perusing others, exclusively with our own.” – Edgar Allan Poe

19. “To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!” – Edgar Allan Poe

20. “A very short poem, while now and then producing a brilliant or vivid, never produces a profound or enduring, effect.” – Edgar Allan Poe

21. “A green isle in the sea, love, a fountain and a shrine, all wreathed with fairy fruits and flowers, and all the flowers were mine.” – Edgar Allan Poe

22. “Undue brevity degenerates into mere epigrammatism.” – Edgar Allan Poe

23. “Beauty is the sole legitimate province of the poem.” – Edgar Allan Poe

24. “Literature is the most noble 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.” – Edgar Allan Poe

25. “What a flood of new feelings gushed upon my soul, as I laid down the billet, and lifted my filial eyes to Heaven! Mother endearing name!” – Edgar Allan Poe

26. “My sorrow; I could not awaken my heart to joy at the same tone.” – Edgar Allan Poe

27. “Leave my loneliness unbroken.” – Edgar Allan Poe

28. “Fill with mingled cream and amber, I will drain that glass again. Such hilarious visions clamber through the chamber of my brain.” – Edgar Allan Poe

29. “Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore…” – Edgar Allan Poe

30. “Even with the utterly lost, to whom life and death are equally jests, there are matters of which no jest can be made.” – Edgar Allan Poe

31. “It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night.” – Edgar Allan Poe

32. “We loved with a love that was more than love… With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven coveted her and me.” – Edgar Allan Poe

33. “Art is to look at not to criticize.” – Edgar Allan Poe

34. “Yet mad I am not and very surely do I not dream.” – Edgar Allan Poe

35. “I was never really insane except upon occasions where my heart was touched.” – Edgar Allan Poe

36. “That which you mistake for madness is but an over acuteness of the senses.” – Edgar Allan Poe

37. “Decorum that bug-bear which deters so many from bliss until the opportunity for bliss has forever gone by.” – Edgar Allan Poe

38. “Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.” – Edgar Allan Poe

39. “Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence.” – Edgar Allan Poe

40. “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.” – Edgar Allan Poe

41. “The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.” – Edgar Allan Poe

42. “And all I loved, I loved alone.” – Edgar Allan Poe

43. “There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion.” – Edgar Allan Poe

44. “Melancholy is thus the most legitimate of all the poetical tones.” – Edgar Allan Poe

45. “It is with literature as with law or empire an established name is an estate in tenure, or a throne in possession.” – Edgar Allan Poe

46. “Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.” – Edgar Allan Poe

47. “Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” – Edgar Allan Poe

48. “Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.” – Edgar Allan Poe

49. “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

50. “To elevate the soul, poetry is necessary.” – Edgar Allan Poe

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