Edgar Allan Poe Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Edgar Allan Poe quotes and Edgar Allan Poe sayings, and Edgar Allan Poe proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute."

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

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

"Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December; And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor."

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

"Sound loves to revel in a summer night."

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

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

"The death of a beautiful woman is questionably the most poetic topic in the world."

"If you run out of ideas follow the road; you’ll get there."

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

"There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion."

"Thank Heaven! the crisis –The danger, is past, and the lingering illness, is over at last –, and the fever called ”Living” is conquered at last."

"Sleep, those little slices of death – how I loathe them."

"I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom."

"The object, Truth, or the satisfaction of the intellect, and the object, Passion, or the excitement of the heart, are, although attainable, to a certain extent, in poetry, far more readily attainable in prose."

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