“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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