“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”
-from a letter to George Washington Eveleth, 1846
“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream"
-from A Dream Within a Dream, 1849
“There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion”
-from Ligeia, 1838
“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night"
-from Eleonora, 1841
“We loved with a love that was more than love”
-from Annabel-Lee, 1849
“I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched"
-from a letter to Maria Clemm, 1849
“The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world"
-from The Philosophy of Composition, 1846
“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality”
-from The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, 1838
“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed”
-from Mesmeric Revelation, 1849
"Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see"
-from The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether, 1845
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