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Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “To the right and left, as far as the eye could reach, there lay outstretched, like ramparts of the world, lines of horridly black and beetling cliff, whose character of gloom was but the more forcibly illustrated by the surf which reared high up against its white and ghastly crest, howling and shrieking forever.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Alas! for that accursed time They bore thee o’er the billow, From love to titled age and crime, And an unholy pillow! From me, and from our misty clime, Where weeps the silver willow!”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “He impaired his vision by holding the object too close. He might see, perhaps, one or two points with unusual clearness, but in so doing he, necessarily, lost sight of the matter as a whole. Thus there is such a thing as being too profound. 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: “A fearful instance of the ill consequences attending upon irascibility – alive, with the qualifications of the dead – dead, with the propensities of the living – an anomaly on the face of the earth – being very calm, yet breathless.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “I am dying, yet shall I live.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “No man who ever lived knows any more about the hereafter than you and I.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “It is evident that we are hurrying onward to some exciting knowledge – some never-to-be-imparted secret, whose attainment is destruction.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Depend upon it, after all, Thomas, Literature is the most noble of professions. In fact, it is about the only one fit for a man. For my own part, there is no seducing me from the path.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Proprieties of place, and especially of time, are the bugbears which terrify mankind from the contemplation of the magnificent.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “The first action of my life was the taking hold of my nose with both hands. My mother saw this and called me a genius:-my father wept for joy and presented me with a treatise on Nosology. This I mastered before I was breeched.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “The greater amount of truth is impulsively uttered; thus the greater amount is spoken, not written.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “No thinking being lives who, at some luminous point of his life of thought, has not felt himself lost amid the surges of futile efforts at understanding, or believing, that anything exists greater than his own soul.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “To be thoroughly conversant with Man’s heart, is to take our final lesson in the iron-clasped volume of Despair.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Did there not cross your mind some thought of the physical power of words? Is not every word an impulse on the air?”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “These were the days when my heart was volcanic.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “In spite of the air of fablethe public were still not at all disposed to receive it as fable. I thence concluded that the facts of my narrative would prove of such a nature as to carry with them sufficient evidence of their own authenticity.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “If the propositions of this Discourse are tenable, the “state of progressive collapse” is precisely that state in which alone we are warranted in considering All Things.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “The rudiment of verse may, possibly, be found in the spondee.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “So resolute is the world to despise anything which carries with it an air of simplicity.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “The look on his face frightened me terribly, but at the same time I was pleased not to be alone any more.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “There are surely other worlds than this – other thoughts than the thoughts of the multitude – other speculations than the speculations of the sophist. Who then shall call thy conduct into question? who blame thee for thy visionary hours, or denounce those occupations as a wasting away of life, which were but the overflowings of thine everlasting energies?”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Majesty had no eyes whatsoever, but could discover no indications of their having existed at any previous period – for the space where eyes should naturally have been was, I am constrained to say, simply a dead level of flesh.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Here, at last, he is happy.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “As I imagined, the ship proves to be in a current; if that appellation can properly be given to a tide, which, howling and shrieking by the white ice, thunders on to the southward with a velocity like the headlong dashing of a cataract.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “One of his eyes resembled that of a vulture – a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees – very gradually – I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye for ever.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!” Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Let me glimpse inside your velvet bones.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “When I was young and filled with folly, I fell in love with melancholy.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Men have called me mad; but the question is not settled whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Tal vez sea la propia simplicidad del asunto lo que nos conduce al error.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “It is in Music, perhaps, that the soul most nearly attains the great end for which, when inspired by the Poetic Sentiment, it struggles – the creation of supernal Beauty.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “With such precautions the courtiers might bid defiance to contagion. The external world could take care of itself. In the meantime it was folly to grieve, or to think.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “On this home by Horror haunted – tell me truly, I implore – Is there – is there balm in Gilead.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “When reason returned with the morning – when I had slept off the fumes of the night’s debauch – I experienced a sentiment half of horror, half of remorse, for the crime of which I had been guilty; but it was, at best, a feeble and equivocal feeling, and the soul remained untouched.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “This latter was a remarkably large and beautiful animal, entirely black, and sagacious to an astonishing degree.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Men usually grow base by degrees.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad?”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling, By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore. “Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,” I said, “art sure no craven, Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore – Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!” Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “And now have I not told you that what you mistake for madness is but over-acuteness of the senses?”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “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.”
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: “FOR the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen, I neither expect nor solicit belief. Mad indeed would I be to expect it, in a case where my very senses reject their own evidence. Yet, mad am I not – and very surely do I not dream. But to-morrow I die, and to-day I would unburthen my soul.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “I do believe God gave me a spark of genius, but he quenched it in misery.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “I smiled, – for what had I to fear?”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Who has not, a hundred times, found himself committing a vile or a silly action for no other reason than because he knows he should not?”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “But the raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “For many hours the immediate vicinity of the low framework upon which I lay had been literally swarming with rats. They were wild, bold, ravenous – their red eyes glaring upon me as if they waited but for motionless on my part to make me their prey. “To what food,” I thought, “have they been accustomed in the well?”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Because it was my crime to have no one on Earth who cared for me, or loved me.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “A feeling, for which I have no name, has taken possession of my soul.”
Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “No pictorial or sculptural combinations of points of human loveliness, do more than approach the living and breathing human beauty as it gladdens our daily path.”
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