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Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

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Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most curiously eccentric figures in American literature. He was a man of poetry and short stories--a man given to leaps of grotesque imaginings and fantastic fleets of fancy. He wrote some fascinating lines! Here are a few quotes.
  • "All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."
    - Edgar Allan Poe
  • "I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity."
    - Edgar Allan Poe
  • "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."
    - Edgar Allan Poe
  • "I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat."
    - Edgar Allan Poe
  • "If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered."
    - Edgar Allan Poe
  • "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."
    - Edgar Allan Poe
  • "Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence– whether much that is glorious– whether all that is profound– does not spring from disease of thought– from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect."
    - Edgar Allan Poe
  • "Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them."
    - Edgar Allan Poe
  • "Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."
  • "We loved with a love that was more than love."
    - Edgar Allan Poe

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