15 Meaningful Quotes from Edgar Allan Poe

“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”― Edgar Allan Poe

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

“I have great faith in fools – self-confidence my friends will call it.”

“Mysteries force a man to think, and so injure his health.”

“I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.”

“I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty.”“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?”

“Now this is the point. You fancy me a mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded…”

“I intend to put up with nothing that I can put down.”

“There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion.”

“Even in the grave, all is not lost.”

“True, nervous, very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am, but why will say that I am mad?! The disease had sharpened my senses, not destroyed, not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute.”

“The fury of a demon instantly possessed me. I knew myself no longer. My original soul seemed, at once, to take its flight from my body; and a more than fiendish malevolence, gin-nurtured, thrilled every fibre of my frame.”

“And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.”

“Leave my loneliness unbroken.”

“In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively discussed because it is obscure; in the ninety-nine remaining it is obscure because it is excessively discussed.”

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