21 Interesting quotes by Edgar Allan Poe

QUOTES BY EDGAR ALLAN POEToday I thought exploring some quotes by Edgar Allan Poe might be interesting.

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and macabre.

Born in Boston in 1809, he was the first well-known American writer to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

Whatever you might think of his work, he was clearly a successful man because his name and written work live on to this day.

So, take a few moments to consider these quotes and please feel free to pass them on.

Quotes by Edgar Allan Poe (1-10):

  1. Lord, help my poor soul.
  2. Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
  3. We loved with a love that was more than love.
  4. All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
  5. With me, poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
  6. I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
  7. Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary.
  8. The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.
  9. Man’s real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
  10. To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.

Quotes by Edgar Allan Poe (11-21):

  1. If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.
  2. All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
  3. Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
  4. They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
  5. The true genius shudders at incompleteness and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.
  6. 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.
  7. There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song writing is, I think, one of the few.
  8. That pleasure, which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.
  9. The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true.
  10. In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively discussed because it is obscure; in the ninety-nine remaining it is obscure because it is excessively discussed.
  11. I need scarcely observe that a poem deserves its title only in as much as it excites, by elevating the soul. The value of the poem is in the ratio of this elevating excitement.

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