Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

Who was Edgar Allan Poe?

American nineteenth century author and poet known for his short mysterious stories and macabre poems. He died from his love for alcohol.

Born January 19, 1809
Died October 7, 1849
Aged 40 years old

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Best 14 Quotes by Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

“Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.”

“Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.”

“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”

“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.”

“Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.”

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“The best things in life make you sweaty.”

“There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.”

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

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

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“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”


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“I have great faith in fools. Self-confidence my friends will call it.”


“The true genius shudders at incompleteness — imperfection — and usually prefers silence to saying the something which is not everything that should be said.”


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