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Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)
US short story author, editor, & poet [more author details]
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Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
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Edgar Allan Poe
I have no faith in human perfectability. 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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Edgar Allan Poe
Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.
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Edgar Allan Poe
Sleep, those little slices of death; Oh how I loathe them.
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Edgar Allan Poe
The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.
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Edgar Allan Poe
To be thoroughly conversant with a man's heart, is to take our final lesson in the iron-clasped volume of despair.
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Edgar Allan Poe
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
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Edgar Allan Poe
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
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Edgar Allan Poe, "Eleonora"
Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.
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Edgar Allan Poe, Berenice
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
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Edgar Allan Poe, Dream Within a Dream
Depend upon it, after all, Thomas, Literature is the most noble of professions. In fact, it is about the only one fit for a man. For my own part, there is no seducing me from the path.
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Edgar Allan Poe, From a letter to Frederick W. Thomas (February 14, 1849).
Scorching my seared heart with a pain, not hell shall make me fear again.
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Edgar Allan Poe, Tamerlane, Part II
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.
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Edgar Allan Poe, The Black Cat, 1843
It may well be doubted whether human ingenuity can construct an enigma... which human ingenuity may not, by proper application, resolve.
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Edgar Allan Poe, The Gold Bug
There are certain themes of which the interest is all-absorbing, but which are too entirely horrible for the purposes of legitimate fiction.
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Edgar Allan Poe, The Premature Burial

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