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Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes & Poems that still Echo in the Literary World

Edgar Allan Poe, commonly spotted in English literary books and best known for his intriguing short stories and Poems was an American Editor, writer and literary critic.

He was the pioneer of Romanticism in the United States and tried to earn his living through writing which made his survival really difficult. Edgar Allan Poe Quotes, tales, poems and short stories are well known for their mysterious bent and his work appears throughout popular culture in literature, music, films, and television. He spearheaded detective fiction genre, gave prominent contribution in the field of Science Fiction and his work inspired and influenced fields like cryptography and cosmology.

Edgar Allan Poe Biography

Born Edgar Allan Poe
January 19, 1809
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died October 7, 1849 (aged 40)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Known For Poems and Short Stories
Spouse Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe(m. 1836; d. 1847)

 

His renowned works include “The Raven”, “The Black Cat”, “The Tell Tale Heart” among many others.

Edgar Allan Poe was known for his wit and was a fearless critic whose words still echo the literary World. Here are well categorised quotes by Edgar Allan Poe on dreams, death, insanity, happiness and inspiration.

Edgar Allan Poe Dream Quotes

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1. Yet mad I am not…and very surely do I not dream. ~The Black Cat, Edgar Allan Poe Dream Quotes

 

2. All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. ~A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe Dream Quotes

 

3. Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night. ~Eleonora, Edgar Allan Poe Dream Quotes

4.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. ~Edgar Allan Poe Dream Quotes

5. 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. ~Marginalia, Edgar Allan Poe Dream Quotes

 

6. Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before; But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token, And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, “Lenore?” This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, “Lenore!” — Merely this, and nothing more. ~The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe Dream Quotes

7. And all my days are trances / And all my nightly dreams / Are where thy grey eye glances / And where thy footstep gleams— / In what ethereal dances / By what eternal streams.” —”To One in Paradise, Edgar Allan Poe Dream Quotes

 

8. In death – No! even in the grave all is not lost. Else there is no immortality for man. Arousing from the most profound slumbers, we break the gossamer web of some dream. Yet in a second afterwards, (so frail may that web have been) we remember not that we have dreamed. ~Edgar Allan Poe Dream Quotes

9. In beauty of face no maiden ever equalled her. It was the radiance of an opium-dream – an airy and spirit-lifting vision more wildly divine than the fantasies which hovered about the slumbering souls of the daughters of Delos. ~Ligeia, Edgar Allan Poe Dream Quotes

 

Edgar Allan Poe Death Quotes

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1. 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 Premature Burial, Edgar Allan Poe Death Quotes

2. When it most closely allies itself to Beauty: the death, then, of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world — and equally is it beyond doubt that the lips best suited for such topic are those of a bereaved lover. ~The Philosophy of Composition, Edgar Allan Poe Death Quotes

3. Deep in earth my love is lying and I must weep alone. ~A couplet, Edgar Allan Poe Death Quotes

4. There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion. Even with the utterly lost, to whom life and death are equally jests, there are matters of which no jest can be made. ~ The Masque of the Red DeathEdgar Allan Poe Death Quotes

 

5. Come! let the burial rite be read–the funeral song be sung!—An anthem for the queenliest dead that ever died so young—A dirge for her the doubly dead in that she died so young. ~Lenore, Edgar Allan Poe Death Quotes

 

6. I have no faith in human perfectibility. 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. ~Edgar Allan Poe Letter, July 2, 1844

7. To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths! ~The Assignation, Edgar Allan Poe Death Quotes

 

8. I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him. ~The Tell-Tale Heart, Edgar Allan Poe Death Quotes

 

9. 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. ~For Annie, Edgar Allan Poe Death Quotes

 

10. They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. ~Eleonora, Edgar Allan Poe Death Quotes

 

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes on Insanity

1. I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. ~Edgar Allan Poe Quotes on Insanity
 

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes on happiness

1. I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him. ~The Tell-Tale HeartEdgar Allan Poe Quotes on happiness

 

2. It is a happiness to wonder; — it is a happiness to dream. ~Morella, Edgar Allan Poe Quotes on happiness

 

Inspirational Quotes Edgar Allan Poe

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1. I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. ~Edgar Allan Poe Quotes
2. I have great faith in fools – self-confidence my friends will call it. ~Edgar Allan Poe Quotes
3. There is no exquisite beauty… withoutsome strangeness in the proportion. ~Edgar Allan Poe Quotes
4. All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry. ~Edgar Allan Poe Quotes
5. Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear. ~Edgar Allan Poe Quotes
6. I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched. ~Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

7. Never to suffer would never to have been blessed. ~Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

8. Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality. ~Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

Edgar Allan Poe ‘The Raven’ Quotes

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1. Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

2. Tell me truly, I implore– Is there– is there balm in Gilead?–tell me–tell me, I implore! ~The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

3. Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door —Only this, and nothing more.” ~The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

4. Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.Eagerly I wished the morrow; — vainly I had sought to borrow. From my books surcease of sorrow — sorrow for the lost Lenore —For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore —Nameless here for evermore. ~The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

5. And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain thrilled me — filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating,Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door —Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door; —This it is, and nothing more.” ~The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

6. Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,Sir,” said I, “or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping, and so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door,That I scarce was sure I heard you”— here I opened wide the door; —Darkness there, and nothing more. ~The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

7. Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before;But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token,And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, “Lenore?”This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, “Lenore!” —Merely this, and nothing more. ~The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

8. Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning, soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before. Surely,” said I, “surely that is something at my window lattice:Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore —Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore; —’Tis the wind and nothing more.” ~The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

9. Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore… ~The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

10. Leave my loneliness unbroken. Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive. ~The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

11. And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting  On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;    And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming, and the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;  And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor shall be lifted—nevermore! ~The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

 Edgar Allan Quotes about Strangeness

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1. From childhood’s hour I have not been / As others were—I have not seen / As others saw—I could not bring / My passions from a common spring. ~Alone, Edgar Allan Quotes about Strangeness

 

2. It was a freak of fancy in my friend…to be enamored of the night for her own sake; and into this bizarrerie, as into all his others, I quietly fell; giving myself up to his wild whims with a perfect abandon. ~The Murders in the Rue Morgue, Edgar Allan Quotes about Strangeness

 

3. Although I saw that the features of Ligeia were not of a classic regularity—although I perceived that her loveliness was indeed ‘exquisite,’ and felt that there was much of ‘strangeness’ pervading it, yet I have tried in vain to detect the irregularity and to trace home my own perception of ‘the strange. ~LigeiaEdgar Allan Quotes about Strangeness

 

 Edgar Allan Poe Quotes About Madness

1. I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. ~A letter to George W. Eveleth, Edgar Allan Poe Quotes About Madness

2. That which you mistake for madness is but an over acuteness of the senses. ~The Tell-Tale Heart, Edgar Allan Poe Quotes About Madness

3. I was never really insane, except on occasions where my heart was touched. ~A letter to Maria Clemm, Edgar Allan Poe Quotes About Madness

4. Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence. ~Eleonora, Edgar Allan Poe Quotes About Madness