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I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
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All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream.
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Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.
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Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
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If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.
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There are moments when, even to the sober eye of Reason, the world of our sad Humanity may assume the semblance of a Hell.
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I have great faith in fools; My friends call it self-confidence.
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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?
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Quoth the raven, "Nevermore!"
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I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
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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.
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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.
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Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul. The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of Artist.
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To observe attentively is to remember distinctly.
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Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
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That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.
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Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
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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.
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In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.
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But as, in ethics, evil is a consequence of good, so, in fact, out of joy is sorrow born. Either the memory of past bliss is the anguish of to-day, or the agonies which are have their origin in the ecstasies which might have been.
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With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
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"Villains!" I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed! - tear up the planks! here, here! - It is the beating of his hideous heart!"
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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.
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I have many occasional dealings with Adversity -- but the want of parental affection has been the heaviest of my trials.
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I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
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