Sunday, October 7, 2012

Interesting Quotes By Edgar Allan Poe, On The 163rd Anniversary Of His Death

In remembrance of one of my favorite all-time authors -- Edgar Allan Poe, master storyteller and poet -- I present a smattering of some of his more memorable quotes. Enjoy!

"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night."

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

"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity."

"We loved with a love that was more than love."

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

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

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

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

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

"I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat."

"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."

"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?"

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

"Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words."

"Stupidity is a talent for misconception."

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

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

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