Edgar Allan Poe, American Poet ( January 19, 1809 - October 7, 1849 )

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Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.~Edgar Allan Poe

Dreams Deep Darkness

Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.~Edgar Allan Poe

Power Words Reality

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.~Edgar Allan Poe

Romantic Dream See

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.~Edgar Allan Poe

Day Imagination Night

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.~Edgar Allan Poe

Long Horrible Insane

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

Life Death Best

I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.~Edgar Allan Poe

Beauty Poetry Words

Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.~Edgar Allan Poe

Science Intelligence

Stupidity is a talent for misconception.~Edgar Allan Poe

Stupidity Talent

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

Fear Religion Poetry

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

Death Beautiful Woman

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

Beauty Soul Tears

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.~Edgar Allan Poe

Pet Wish Mysterious

I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.~Edgar Allan Poe

Faith Great Friends

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

Silence Genius Saying

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary.~Edgar Allan Poe

Weary Midnight Weak

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

Purpose Friend Me

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

Life Happy Man

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

Man Brave Suits

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

Hope Dreams Man

We loved with a love that was more than love.~Edgar Allan Poe

Love Loved More

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

I Am Weakness Disaster

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

Great Man Greatness

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

Fact Never Always

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.~Edgar Allan Poe

Happy Faith Wise

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

Wish Forget You