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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All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.
The death of a beautiful woman is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Beauty of whatever kind in its supreme development invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.