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


We loved with a love that was more than love.


I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.


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




Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing,Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before

  • dreams

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


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


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


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


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


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?


Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.

  • poetry

Yet mad I am not...and very surely do I not dream.


I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.

  • pet

That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.


The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.


Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary.


Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance.


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.


A lunatic may be


In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.


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


It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.


To be thoroughly conversant with a man's heart, is to take our final lesson in the iron-clasped volume of despair.


The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.


To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.


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.


Believe me, there exists no such dilemma as that in which a gentleman is placed when he is forced to reply to a blackguard.


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


There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one of the few.




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Picture quote by Edgar Allan Poe about mind

I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind.


Picture quote by Edgar Allan Poe about enthusiasm

There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.


Picture quote by Edgar Allan Poe about mind

I do not suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.


Picture quote by Edgar Allan Poe about beauty

There is no beauty without some strangeness.


Picture quote by Edgar Allan Poe about dream

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


Picture quote by Edgar Allan Poe about sane

I'm a writer. Therefore. I am not sane.


Picture quote by Edgar Allan Poe about life

The boundaries which divide Life from Death are the best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins.


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Top Edgar Allan Poe quotes about dreams

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

  • dreams

Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing,Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before

  • dreams

Yet mad I am not...and very surely do I not dream.

  • dreaming

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.

  • bent

Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now,Thus much let me avow--You are not wrong who deemThat my days have been a dream;Yet if hope has flown awayIn a night, or in a day,In a vision, or in none,Is it therefore the less gone?All that we see or seemIs but a dream within a dream.

  • dreams

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

  • beauty

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.

  • poetry

In beauty of face no maiden ever equaled her. It was the radiance of an opium-dream - an airy and spirit-lifting vision more wildly divine than the fantasies which hovered about the slumbering souls of the daughters of Delos.

  • beauty

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

  • beauty

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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?

  • begins

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.

  • death

The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.


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The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.

  • genius

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.

  • bent

Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.


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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.'


I need scarcely observe that a poem deserves its title only inasmuch as it excites, by elevating the soul. The value of the poem is in the ratio of this elevating excitement.


Lord, help my poor soul.

  • soul

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Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.

  • truth

Stupidity is a talent for misconception.


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.

  • dream

...And, all at once, the moon arouse through the thin ghastly mist, And was crimson in color... And they lynx which dwelleth forever in the tomb, came out therefrom. And lay down at the feet of the demon. And looked at him steadily in the face.




We had always dwelled together, beneath a tropical sun, in the Valley of the Many Colored Grass.

  • love

Of a water that flows,With a lullaby sound,From a spring but a very fewFeet under ground --From a cavern not very farDown under ground.


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.


It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.


Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now,Thus much let me avow--You are not wrong who deemThat my days have been a dream;Yet if hope has flown awayIn a night, or in a day,In a vision, or in none,Is it therefore the less gone?All that we see or seemIs but a dream within a dream.

  • dreams

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.


I never can hear a crowd of people singing and gesticulating, all together, at an Italian opera, without fancying myself at Athens, listening to that particular tragedy, by Sophocles, in which he introduces a full chorus of turkeys, who set about bewailing the death of Meleager.


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

  • beauty

If any ambitious man have a fancy to revolutionize, at one effort, the universal world of human thought, human opinion, and human sentiment, the opportunity is his own -- the road to immortal renown lies straight, open, and unencumbered before him. All that he has to do is to write and publish a very little book. Its title should be simple -- a few plain words -- My Heart Laid Bare. But -- this little book must be true to its title.


If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.


I need scarcely observe that a poem deserves its title only inasmuch as it excites, by elevating the soul. The value of the poem is in the ratio of this elevating excitement.

  • soul

I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger, except in its absolute effect - in terror.


The rudiment of verse may, possibly, be found in the spondee.


Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.


Yet I am not more sure that my soul lives, than I am that perverseness is one of the primitive impulses of the human heartone of the indivisible primary faculties, or sentiments, which give direction to the character of Man.


Odors have an altogether peculiar force, in affecting us through association; a force differing essentially from that of objects addressing the touch, the taste, the sight or the hearing.


The writer who neglects punctuation, or mispunctuates, is liable to be misunderstood for the want of merely a comma, it often occurs that an axiom appears a paradox, or that a sarcasm is converted into a sermonoid.


I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.


Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.


There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.


After reading all that has been written, and after thinking all that can be thought, on the topics of God and the soul, the man who has a right to say that he thinks at all, will find himself face to face with the conclusion that, on these topics, the most profound thought is that which can be the least easily distinguished from the most superficial sentiment.


A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this - that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made - not to understand - but to feel - as crime.


The generous Critic fann'd the Poet's fire, And taught the world with reason to admire.


The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.

  • beautiful

I felt that I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow.


In beauty of face no maiden ever equaled her. It was the radiance of an opium-dream - an airy and spirit-lifting vision more wildly divine than the fantasies which hovered about the slumbering souls of the daughters of Delos.

  • beauty

Blood was its Avatar and its seal.

  • poetry

...A change fell upon all things. Strange brilliant flowers, star-shaped, burst out upon the trees where no flowers had been before. The tints of the green carpet deepened; and when, one by one, the white daisies shrank away, there sprang up, in place of them, ten by ten of the ruby-red asphodel. And life arose in our paths; for the tall flamingo hitherto unseen, with all gay glowing birds, flaunted his scarlet plumage before us. The golden and silver fish haunted the river...


Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.


No murmur arose from its bed, and so gently it wandered along, that the pearly pebbles upon which we loved to gaze, far down within its bosom, stirred not at all, but lay in a motionless content, each in its own old station, shining on gloriously forever.

  • elenora

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 more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.


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.'

  • accurate

We now demand the light artillery of the intellect; we need the curt, the condensed, the pointed, the readily diffused -- in place of the verbose, the detailed, the voluminous, the inaccessible. On the other hand, the lightness of the artillery should not degenerate into pop-gunnery -- by which term we may designate the character of the greater portion of the newspaper press -- their sole legitimate object being the discussion of ephemeral matters in an ephemeral manner.


Lord, help my poor soul.

  • soul

The object, Truth, or the satisfaction of the intellect, and the object, Passion, or the excitement of the heart, are, although attainable, to a certain extent, in poetry, far more readily attainable in prose.

  • poetry

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Similar Writers

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