quote by Edgar Allan Poe

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

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There is nothing so insupportable to man as to be in entire repose, without passion, occupation, amusement, or application. Then it is that he feels his own nothingness, isolation, insignificance, dependent nature, powerless, emptiness. Immediately there issue from his soul ennui, sadness, chagrin, vexation, despair.

The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.

While we are actually subjected to them, the 'moods' and 'spirits' of nature point no morals. Overwhelming gaiety, insupportable grandeur, sombre desolation are flung at you. Make what you can of them, if you must make at all. The only imperative that nature utters is, 'Look. Listen. Attend.

I cannot imagine how religious persons can live satisfied without the practice of the presence of GOD. For my part I keep myself retired with Him in the depth of centre of my soul as much as I can; and while I am so with Him I fear nothing; but the least turning from Him is insupportable.

Thus the right of nullification meant by Mr.

Jefferson is the natural right, which all admit to be a remedy against insupportable oppression.

Hope is necessary in every condition.

The miseries of poverty, sickness and captivity would, without this comfort, be insupportable.

The evil which one suffers patiently as inevitable seems insupportable as soon as he conceives the idea of escaping from it.

Hope is necessary in every condition.

The miseries of poverty, sickness and captivity would, without this comfort, be insupportable.

The most insupportable of tyrannies is that of inferiors.

Did you ever notice how easy it is to forgive a person any number of faults for one endearing characteristic, for a certain style, or some commitment to life - while someone with many good qualities is insupportable for a single defect if it happens to be a boring one?

It is well for us that we are born babies in intellect.

Could we understand half what mothers say and do to their infants, we should be filled with a conceit of our own importance, which would render us insupportable through life.

We combat obstacles in order to get repose, and when got, the repose is insupportable.

It is well for us that we are born babies in intellect.

Could we understand half what mothers say and do to their infants, we should be filled with a conceit of our own importance, which would render us insupportable through life. Happy the boy whose mother is tired of talking nonsense to him before he is old enough to know the sense of it.

The more absurd life is, the more insupportable death is.

Worry is the only insupportable misfortune of life.

A man of genius is privileged only as far as he is genius.

His dullness is as insupportable as any other dullness.

The insupportable labor of doing nothing.

Raillery is more insupportable than wrong;

because we have a right to resent injuries, but are ridiculous in being angry at a jest.

Nail up some indecency in plain sight over your door;

from that time forward you will be rid of all respectable people,the most insupportable folk God has created.

Life, I fancy, would very often be insupportable, but for the luxury of self compassion.

Nothing can render affliction so insupportable as the load of sin.

Would you then be fitted for afflictions? Be sure to get the burden of your sins laid aside, and then what affliction soever you may meet with will be very easy to you.

Liberty, as well as honor, man ought to preserve at the hazard of his life, for without it life is insupportable.

The loveliest tune imaginable becomes vulgar and insupportable as soon as the public begins to hum it and the hurdy-gurdies make it their own.

The insupportable labor of doing nothing.

. . . everything seems insupportable to me. This may very well be because I am insupportable myself.

The most insupportable of tyrants exclaim against the exercise of arbitrary power.

Life would be as insupportable without the prospect of death, as it would be without sleep.

How insupportable would be the days, if the night with its dews and darkness did not come to restore the drooping world. As the shades begin to gather around us, our primeval instincts are aroused, and we steal forth from our lairs, like the inhabitants of the jungle, in search of those silent and brooding thoughts which are the natural prey of the intellect.

Of all injustice, that is the greatest which goes under the name of law, and of all sorts of tyranny the forcing of the letter of the law against the equity, is the most insupportable.

No evil is insupportable but that which is accompanied with consciousness of wrong.

Conversation augments pleasure and diminishes pain by our having shares in either; for silent woes are greatest, as silent satisfaction leas; since sometimes our pleasure would be none but for telling of it, and our grief insupportable but for participation.

Lovers of the town have been content, for the most part, to say they loved it.

They do not brag about its uplifting qualities. They have none of the infernal smugness which makes the lover of the country insupportable.

The rich are too indolent, the poor too weak, to bear the insupportable fatigue of thinking.

The same vices which are huge and insupportable in others we do not feel in ourselves.

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