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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: “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: “Immensely tall trunks of trees, gray and leafless, rose up in endless succession as far as the eye could reach. Their roots were concealed in wide-spreading morasses, whose dreary water lay intensely black, still, and altogether terrible, beneath. And the strange trees seemed endowed with a human vitality, and waving to and fro their skeleton arms, were crying to the silent waters for mercy, in the shrill and piercing accents of the most acute agony and despair.”
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: “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: “His heart is a suspended lute; As soon as you touch it, it resonates.”
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: “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: “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 graven it within the hills, and my vengeance upon the dust within the rock.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “In the deepest slumber-no! In delirium-no! In a swoon-no! In death-no! even in the grave all is not lost.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Other friends have flown before – On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before.”
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: “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 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: “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: “I blush, I burn, I shudder, while I pen the damnable atrocity.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Man is an animal that diddles, and there is no animal that diddles but man.”
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: “Chi sogna di giorno conosce molte cose che sfuggono a chi sogna solo di notte.”
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 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: “Reaching out to her is like drinking from a memory.”
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: “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 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: “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: “But Psyche uplifting her finger said: Sadly this star I mistrust.”
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: “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: “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: “My heart beat calmly as that of one who slumbers in innocence.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Misery is manifold. The wretchedness of earth is multiform.”
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: “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.”
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: “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: “Believe me, there exists no such dilemma as that in which a gentleman is placed when he is forced to reply to a blackguard.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Literature is the most noble of professions. In fact, it is about the only one fit for a man.”
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: “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: “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: “From a proud tower in the town, Death looks gigantically down.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “By undue profundity we perplex and enfeeble thought; and it is possible to make even Venus herself vanish from the firmament by a scrutiny too sustained, too concentrated, or too direct.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “I have been happy, though in a dream. I have been happy-and I love the theme: Dreams! in their vivid colouring of life As in that fleeting, shadowy, misty strife.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “If I could dwell where Israfel hath dwelt and he where I he might not sing so wildly well a mortal melody while a bolder note then this might swell from my lyre in the sky.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “We had always dwelled together, beneath a tropical sun, in the Valley of the Many Colored Grass.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger, except in its absolute effect – in terror.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “If we cannot comprehend God in his visible works, how then in his inconceivable thoughts, that call the works into being?”
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