10 of the best Edgar Allan Poe quotes

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer and critic, best known for his macabre poetry and short stories including the dark and supernatural poem The Raven. Indeed, his own death at the age of 40 is a mystery itself; his cause of death remains unknown.

Best Edgar Allen Poe Quotes | Famous Quotes on Love, Death & Madness

“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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