Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

American poet, writer and critic

Lived from: 1809-1845

Category: Media | Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary)

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    I never can hear a crowd of people singing and gesticulating, all together, at an Italian opera, without fancying myself at Athens, listening to that particular tragedy, by Sophocles, in which he introduces a full chorus of turkeys, who set about bewailing the death of Meleager.
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    To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.
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    A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this - that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made - not to understand - but to feel - as crime.
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    All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream.
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    Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
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    Believe me, there exists no such dilemma as that in which a gentleman is placed when he is forced to reply to a blackguard.
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    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
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    I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
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    I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
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    I have great faith in fools; My friends call it self-confidence.
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    I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active -not more happy -nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
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    I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
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    In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.
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    It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.
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    Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
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