Facts about Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe was a famous Poet from USA, who lived between January 19, 1809 and October 7, 1849.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac capricorn, who is known for Determination, Dominance, Perservering, Practical, Willful. Our collection contains 38 quotes who is written / told by Edgar, under the main topic Dreams.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Henry Ward Beecher, Berthold Auerbach, Alice Meynell, James Lane Allen, Samuel Smiles, Charles Dickens, Thomas Huxley, William James, Friedrich Nietzsche, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, George Crook, Karl Marx, Robert Browning, Fyodor Dostoevsky, John D. Rockefeller, George Westinghouse, Leon Gambetta, Louis Blanc, Allan Pinkerton, John Leech

Famous quotes by Edgar Allan Poe (38)


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"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night"
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"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night"
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"The rudiment of verse may, possibly, be found in the spondee"
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"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"
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"Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality"
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"With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion"
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"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.'"
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"We loved with a love that was more than love"
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"The generous Critic fann'd the Poet's fire, And taught the world with reason to admire"
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"The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world"
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"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?"
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"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"
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"That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward"
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"Stupidity is a talent for misconception"
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"Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence"
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"Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words"
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"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary"
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"Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them"
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"Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so"
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"It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic"
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"It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial"
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"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"
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"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"
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"In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me"
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"If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered"
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"I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty"
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"I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat"
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"I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger, except in its absolute effect - in terror"
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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"
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"I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it"
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"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity"
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"I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity"
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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"
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"Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears"
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"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream"
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"All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry"
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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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"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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