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Timeless quotes by Edgar Allen Poe

Jan 19, 2024

Aakanksha Sharma

Timeless quotes by the author

Edgar Allen Poe, the author of the famous poem ‘Raven’, was born on January 19, 1809. With books that covered the themes of mystery, goth, death and loss, Poe made quite the name for himself. Here we list some of his timeless quotes that will always be remembered.

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On dreams

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”

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On isolation

​“From childhood’s hour I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. As others saw, I could not awaken. My heart to joy at the same tone. And all I loved, I loved alone.”

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On a ruined life

“It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.”

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Power of words

“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.”

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On dreams

“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.”

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​The vulnerability of the soul

“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.”

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On a genius man

“The true genius shudders at incompleteness — imperfection — and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything that should be said.”

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On poetry

“With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.”

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The doom of future

“I dread the events of the future, not in themselves but in their results.”

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The right criticism

“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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On being a ‘Mad Man’

“Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence.”

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Dreams in life

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”

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On life experiences

“Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger, portion of truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.”

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