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Inspirational Edgar Allan Poe Quotes about death

50 Edgar Allan Poe Quotes About Life, Love and Happiness

Our latest collection of Edgar Allan Poe quotes on Everyday Power Blog.

In the realm of mystery and horror, perhaps no greater writer comes to mind more than the name Edgar Allan Poe. Early on, Poe had shown he had the gift of the pen. A few of his notable works such as “The Raven”, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, and “Annabel Lee”, all continue to inspire readers to this day. In fact, his writings gave birth to modern detective stories.

Despite being gifted with words however, his life had been riddled with its share of sorrow and hardship. In fact, his death on October 7, 1849 was as shrouded in mystery as was his tales. Still, he left a powerful legacy for those who would dare to follow in his footsteps.

If you enjoy unraveling mysteries hidden in darkness, check these Edgar Allan Poe quotes from his most famous poems.


Thought Provoking Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes


1.) “The true genius shudders at incompleteness — imperfection — and usually prefers silence to saying the something which is not everything that should be said.” – Edgar Allan Poe


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


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3.) “And so being young and dipped in folly I fell in love with melancholy.” – Edgar Allan Poe


4.) “It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.” – Edgar Allan Poe


5.) “I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.” – Edgar Allan Poe


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


7.) “Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” – Edgar Allan Poe


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8.) “Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.” – Edgar Allan Poe


9.) “Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.” – Edgar Allan Poe


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10.) “I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.” – Edgar Allan Poe


Edgar Allan Poe Quotes on Beauty, Dreams, and Madness

11.) “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” – Edgar Allan Poe


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12.) “There is no exquisite beauty…without some strangeness in the proportion.” – Edgar Allan Poe


13.) “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” – Edgar Allan Poe


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14.) “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” – Edgar Allan Poe


15.) “Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.” – Edgar Allan Poe


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


17.) “With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.” – Edgar Allan Poe


18.) “Even in the grave, all is not lost.” – Edgar Allan Poe


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19.) “There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion.” – Edgar Allan Poe


20.) “I intend to put up with nothing that I can put down.” – Edgar Allan Poe


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More Inspirational Edgar Allan Poe Quotes About Life

21.) “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


22.) “Mysteries force a man to think, and so injure his health.” – Edgar Allan Poe


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23.) “Art is to look at not to criticize.” – Edgar Allan Poe


24.) “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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25.) “To elevate the soul, poetry is necessary.” – Edgar Allan Poe


26.) “I dread the events of the future, not in themselves but in their results.” – Edgar Allan Poe


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27.) “There are some secrets which do not permit themselves to be told.” – Edgar Allan Poe


28.) “I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind.” – Edgar Allan Poe


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29.) “Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger, portion of truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.” – Edgar Allan Poe


30.) “And all I loved, I loved alone.” – Edgar Allan Poe


Powerful Edgar Allan Poe quotes


Edgar Allan Poe Quotes


31.) “We loved with a love that was more than love.” – Edgar Allan Poe


32.) “Deep in earth my love is lying/And I must weep alone.” – Edgar Allan Poe


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


34.) “Man’s real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.” – Edgar Allan Poe


35.) “Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence…” – Edgar Allan Poe


36.) “Stupidity is a talent for misconception.” ― Edgar Allan Poe


37.) “Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.” – Edgar Allan Poe


38.) “Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.” – Edgar Allan Poe


39.) “It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.” – Edgar Allan Poe


40.) “Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute.” – Edgar Allan Poe


Other thought-provoking Edgar Allan Poe quotes


41.) “A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.” ― Edgar Allan Poe


42.) “All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.”  ― Edgar Allan Poe


43.) “Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore…” ― Edgar Allan Poe


44.) “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


45.) “The idea of God, infinity, or spirit stands for the possible attempt at an impossible conception.” ― Edgar Allan Poe


46.) “I felt that I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow.”  ― Edgar Allan Poe


47.) “There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm” ― Edgar Allan Poe


48.) “Invisible things are the only realities.” ― Edgar Allan Poe


49.) “Where the good and the bad and the worst and the best have gone to their eternal rest.” ― Edgar Allan Poe


50.) “The depth lies in the valleys where we seek her, and not upon the mountain-tops where she is found.” ― Edgar Allan Poe


Did these Edgar Allan Poe quotes give you any chills?

Reading about madness or death may seem strange – but perhaps even more so if you had been writing about them. These are typically dark subjects that most folks would be all too happy to avoid.

However, having a great writer such as Edgar Allan Poe pen these subjects have made them less frightening. In fact, his words made madness and death appear enigmatic. Such is the talent that Poe left the world with.

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    Dan Desmarais.

    December 14, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Edgar Allan Poe via fountain pen,
    has taught is indeed,
    that in life’s flower garden,
    grows also the weed!

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