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The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

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A list of the best Edgar Allan Poe quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Edgar Allan Poe quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Edgar Allan Poe quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Edgar Allan Poe should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Edgar Allan Poe quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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    I became insane, with long int... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. Edgar Allan Poe

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    Never to suffer would never to... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    Never to suffer would never to have been blessed. Edgar Allan Poe

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    All that we see or seem, is bu... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream. Edgar Allan Poe

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    Deep into that darkness peerin... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. Edgar Allan Poe

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    If you wish to forget anything... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered. Edgar Allan Poe

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    I have great faith in fools; M... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    I have great faith in fools; My friends call it self-confidence. Edgar Allan Poe

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    The writer who neglects punctuation, or mispunctuates, is liable to be misunderstood for the want of merely a comma, it often occurs that an axiom appears a paradox, or that a sarcasm is converted into a sermonoid. Edgar Allan Poe

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    A strong argument for the reli... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this -- that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made -- not to understand -- but to feel -- as crime. Edgar Allan Poe

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    The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true. Edgar Allan Poe

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    The boundaries which divide Li... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins? Edgar Allan Poe

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    Beauty of whatever kind, in it... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears. Edgar Allan Poe

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    I have many occasional dealing... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    I have many occasional dealings with Adversity -- but the want of parental affection has been the heaviest of my trials. Edgar Allan Poe

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    Quoth the raven,

    Quoth the raven, "Nevermore!" Edgar Allan Poe

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    Thank Heaven! the crisis --The... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    Thank Heaven! the crisis --The danger, is past, and the lingering illness, is over at last --, and the fever called Living is conquered at last. Edgar Allan Poe

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    I have no faith in human perfe... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active --not more happy --nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago. Edgar Allan Poe

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    I wish I could write as myster... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat. Edgar Allan Poe

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    There is something in the unse... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man. Edgar Allan Poe

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    To be thoroughly conversant wi... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    To be thoroughly conversant with a man's heart, is to take our final lesson in the iron-clasped volume of despair. Edgar Allan Poe

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    Most writers -- poets in espec... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    Most writers -- poets in especial -- prefer having it understood that they compose by a species of fine frenzy -- an ecstatic intuition -- and would positively shudder at letting the public take a peep behind the scenes... Edgar Allan Poe

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    They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. In their gray visions they obtain glimpses of eternity; and thrill; in waking; to find they have been upon the verge of the great secret. Edgar Allan Poe

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    In criticism I will be bold, a... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me. Edgar Allan Poe

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    Ours is a world of words: Quie... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    Ours is a world of words: Quiet we call "Silence" – which is the merest word of all. Edgar Allan Poe

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    Mournful and Never-ending Reme... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance. Edgar Allan Poe

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    To vilify a great man is the r... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness. Edgar Allan Poe

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    With me poetry has not been a ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion. Edgar Allan Poe

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    That man is not truly brave wh... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward. Edgar Allan Poe

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    Yet I am not more sure that my... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    Yet I am not more sure that my soul lives, than I am that perverseness is one of the primitive impulses of the human heartone of the indivisible primary faculties, or sentiments, which give direction to the character of Man. Edgar Allan Poe

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    We now demand the light artillery of the intellect; we need the curt, the condensed, the pointed, the readily diffused -- in place of the verbose, the detailed, the voluminous, the inaccessible. On the other hand, the lightness of the artillery should not degenerate into pop-gunnery -- by which term we may designate the character of the greater portion of the newspaper press -- their sole legitimate object being the discussion of ephemeral matters in an ephemeral manner. Edgar Allan Poe

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    The death then of a beautiful ... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    The death then of a beautiful woman is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world, and equally is it beyond doubt that the lips best suited for such topic are those of a bereaved lover. Edgar Allan Poe

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    There are few cases in which m... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one of the few. Edgar Allan Poe

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    The nose of a mob is its imagi... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led. Edgar Allan Poe

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    It will be found, in fact, tha... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic. Edgar Allan Poe

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    There are chords in the hearts... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion. Even with the utterly lost, to whom life and death are equally jests, there are matters of which no jest can be made. Edgar Allan Poe

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    Beauty is the sole legitimate ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    Beauty is the sole legitimate province of the poem. Edgar Allan Poe

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    The analytical power should no... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    The analytical power should not be confounded with simple ingenuity; for while the analyst is necessarily ingenious, the ingenious man is often remarkably incapable of analysis. Edgar Allan Poe

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    It may well be doubted whether... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    It may well be doubted whether human ingenuity can construct an enigma... which human ingenuity may not, by proper application, resolve. Edgar Allan Poe

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    If in many of my productions t... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    If in many of my productions terror has been the thesis, I maintain that terror is not of Germany but of the soul. Edgar Allan Poe

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    The best chess-player in Chris... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    The best chess-player in Christendom may be little more than the best player of chess; but proficiency in whist implies capacity for success in all these more important undertakings where mind struggles with mind. Edgar Allan Poe

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    It may be roundly asserted tha... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    It may be roundly asserted that human ingenuity cannot concoct a cipher which human ingenuity cannot resolve. Edgar Allan Poe

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    Of puns it has been said that ... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

    Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them. Edgar Allan Poe

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