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Quotations by author » Edgar Allan Poe
American short-story Writer, Editor, Poet and Critic, 1809-1849
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...And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor shall be lifted--nevermore!
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A gentleman with a pug nose is a contradiction in terms.
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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.
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A valet, of stealthy step, thence conducted me, in silence, through many dark and intricate passages in my progress to the studio of his master.
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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.
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All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry
Religion
All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream
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As a poet and as a mathematician, he would reason well; as a mere mathematician, he could not have reasoned at all, and thus would have been at the mercy of the Prefect
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As the strong man exults in his physical ability, delighting in such exercises as call his muscles into action, so glories the analyst in that moral activity which disentangles.
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Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Beauty
Believe me, there exists no such dilemma as that in which a gentleman is placed when he is forced to reply to a blackguard.
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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.
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Edgar Allan Poe and Bram Stoker: A Meeting of the Macabre.
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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
Philosophy
Filled with mingled cream and amber I will drain that glass again. Such hilarious visions clamber Through the chambers of my brain -- Quaintest thoughts -- queerest fancies Come to life and fade away; Who cares how time advances? I am drinking ale today.
AleBeerDrinking
From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were--I have not seen
As others saw.
Loneliness
I am ugly.
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I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
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I have great faith in fools - my friends call it self-confidence
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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.
Perfection
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