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Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “We allude to the short prose narrative, requiring from a half hour to one or two hours in its perusal.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Boston: Their hotels are bad. Their pumpkin pies are delicious. Their poetry is not so good.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “There are some qualities, some incorporate things, that have a double life, which thus is made. A type os twin entity which springs from matter and light, envinced in solid and shade.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Dark draperies hung upon the walls. The general furniture was profuse, comfortless, antique, and tattered. Many books and musical instruments lay scattered about, but failed to give any vitality to the scene. I felt that I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow. An air of stern, deep, and irredeemable gloom hung over and pervaded all.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “The old man,” I said at length, “is the type and the genius of deep crime. He refuses to be alone. He is the man of the crowd. It will be in vain to follow, for I shall learn no more of him, nor of his deeds.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “We gave the Future to the winds, and slumbered tranquilly in the Present, weaving the dull world around us into dreams.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “I have no words alas! to tell the loveliness of loving well.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “I have graven it within the hills, and my vengeance upon the dust within the rock.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “His heart is a suspended lute; As soon as you touch it, it resonates.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “In the tale proper – where there is no space for development of character or for great profusion and variety of incident – mere construction is, of course, far more imperatively demanded than in the novel.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “For my own part, I have never had a thought which I could not set down in words, with even more distinctness than that with which I conceived it.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Ah, broken is the golden bowl! the spirit flown forever! Let the bell toll!-a saintly soul floats on the Stygian river; And, Guy de Vere, hast thou no tear?-weep now or nevermore!”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “The depth lies in the valleys where we seek her, and not upon the mountain-tops where she is found.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “As the strong man exults in his physical ability, delighting in such exercises as call his muscles into action, so glories the analyst in that moral activity which disentangles.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Chi sogna di giorno conosce molte cose che sfuggono a chi sogna solo di notte.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “One morning, in cool blood, I slipped a noose about its neck and hung it to the limb of a tree; – hung it with the tears streaming from my eyes, and with the bitterest remorse at my heart; – hung it because I knew that it had loved me, and because I felt it had given me no reason of offence; – hung it because I knew that in so doing I was committing a sin.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “All in vain; because Death, in approaching him had stalked with his black shadow before him, and enveloped the victim. And it was the mournful influence of the unperceived shadow that caused him to feel – although he neither saw nor heard – to feel the presence of my head within the room.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “It was well said of a certain German book that ‘er lasst sich nicht lesen” – it does not permit itself to be read.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Nothing further then he uttered – not a feather then he fluttered – Till I scarcely more than muttered, “Other friends have flown before – On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before.” Then the bird said, “Nevermore.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Truth is not always in a well. In fact, as regards the more important knowledge, I do believe that she is invariably superficial. The depth lies in the valleys where we seek her, and not upon the mountain-tops where she is found.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “I could have clasped the red walls to my bosom as a garment of eternal peace. “Death,” I said, “any death but that of the pit!” Fool! might I have not known that into the pit it was the object of the burning iron to urge me?”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “I blush, I burn, I shudder, while I pen the damnable atrocity.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “The fury of a demon instantly possessed me. I knew myself no longer. My original soul seemed, at once, to take its flight from my body; and a more than fiendish malevolence, gin-nurtured, thrilled every fibre of my frame.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Misery is manifold. The wretchedness of earth is multiform.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “And then there stole into my fancy, like a rich musical note, the thought of what sweet rest there must be in the grave.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Whether people grow fat by joking, or whether there is something in fat itself which predisposes to a joke, I have never been quite able to determine...”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “I have said that the sole effect of my somewhat childish experiment – that of looking down within the tarn – had been to deepen the first singular impression. There can be no doubt that the consciousness of the rapid increase of my superstition – for why should I not so term it? – served mainly to accelerate the increase itself. Such, I have long known, is the paradoxical law of all sentiments having terror as a basis.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Other friends have flown before – On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before.” Then the bird said, “Nevermore.” Startled.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “I have often been reproached with the aridity of my genius; a deficiency of imagination has been imputed to me as a crime; and the Pyrrhonism of my opinions has at all times rendered me notorious.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “I call to mind flatness and dampness; and then all is madness – the madness of a memory which busies itself among forbidden things.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Leave my loneliness unbroken! – quit the bust above my door!”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “The antique volume which I had taken up was the “Mad Trist” of Sir Launcelot Canning; but I had called it a favorite of Usher’s more in sad jest than in earnest; for, in truth, there is little in its uncouth and unimaginative prolixity which could have had interest for the lofty and spiritual ideality of my friend.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Either the memory of past bliss is the anguish of to-day; or the agonies which are have their origins in ecstasies which might have been.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “I seemed to be upon the verge of comprehension, without the power to comprehend as men, at time, find themselves upon the brink of rememberance, without being able, in the end, to remember.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Every moment of the night Forever changing places And they put out the star-light With the breath from their pale faces.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “In efforts to soar above our nature, we invariably fall below it.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “My next thought concerned the choice of an impression, or effect, to be conveyed: and here I may as well observe that, throughout the construction, I kept steadily in view the design.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Reaching out to her is like drinking from a memory.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “My heart beat calmly as that of one who slumbers in innocence.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “What chance – what one event brought this evil thing to pass, bear with me while I relate. Death approaches; and the shadow which foreruns him has thrown a softening influence over my spirit. I long, in passing through the dim valley, for the sympathy – I had nearly said for the pity – of my fellow men. I would fain have them believe that I have been, in some measure, the slave of circumstances beyond human control.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “How often we forget all time, when lone Admiring Nature’s universal throne; Her woods – her wilds – her mountains – the intense Reply of HERS to OUR intelligence!”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “The higher powers of the reflective intellect are more decidedly and more usefully tasked by the unostentatious game of draughts than by all the elaborate frivolity of chess.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “It was night, and the rain fell; and falling, it was rain, but, having fallen, it was blood. And I stood in the morass among the tall and the rain fell upon my head-and the lilies sighed one unto the other in the solemnity of their desolation.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “True! – nervous – very, very nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “But Psyche uplifting her finger said: Sadly this star I mistrust.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “One half of the pleasure experienced at a theatre arises from the spectator’s sympathy with the rest of the audience, and, especially from his belief in their sympathy with him.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “It is the desire of the moth for the star. It is no mere appreciation of the Beauty before us – but a wild effort to reach the Beauty above. Inspired by an ecstatic prescience of the glories beyond the grave, we struggle, by multiform combinations among the things and thoughts of Time, to attain a portion of that Loveliness whose very elements, perhaps, appertain to eternity alone.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Yet I am not more sure that my soul lives, than I am that perverseness is one of the primitive impulses of the human heartone of the indivisible primary faculties, or sentiments, which give direction to the character of Man.”
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