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We loved with a love that was more than love.

We loved with a love that was more than love.

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

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.

Stupidity is a talent for misconception. ---->>>

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.

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.

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.

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.

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.

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

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.' ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. ---->>>

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

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

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

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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.

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.

Indeed, there is an eloquence in true enthusiasm that is not to be doubted. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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. ---->>>

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

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.

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: January 19, 1809
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Die: October 7, 1849
Occupation: Poet
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Edgar Allan Poe (; born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story (wikipedia)