“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”
Letter to George Washington Eveleth, 1846


“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
A Dream Within a Dream 1849
 

“There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.”
Ligeia, 1838
 

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
Eleonora, 1841
 

“We loved with a love that was more than love.”
Annabel-Lee, 1849
 

“I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.”
Letter to Maria Clemm, 1849
 

“The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.”
The Philosophy of Composition, 1846
 

“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.”
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, 1838
 

“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.”
Mesmeric Revelation, 1849 
 

"Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.”
The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether, 1845

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