Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. Poe is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction.

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We loved with a love that was more than love.

If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.

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

I have indeed no abhorrence of danger except in its absolute effect - in terror.

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

That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.

Stupidity is a talent for misconception.

I have great faith in fools, self-confidence my friends call it.

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.

With me poetry has not been a purpose but a passion.

Man's real life is happy chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.

The rudiment of verse may possibly be found in the spondee.

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.

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.

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.

There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.

The generous Critic fann'd the Poet's fire And taught the world with reason to admire.

In criticism I will be bold and as sternly absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.

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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