Edgar Allan Poe

1809 - 1849

A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on dream, eternity, and wisdom

Those 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 that they have been upon the verge of the great secret.  In snatches, they learn something of the wisdom which is of good, and more of the mere knowledge which is of evil.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: The Complete Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on edgar allen poe, insanity, and sanity

I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe

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

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on beauty, boredom, glory, and home

To Helen Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nicean barks of yore That gently, o'er a perfumed sea, The weary, way-worn wanderer bore To his own native shore. On desperate seas long wont to roam, Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face, Thy Naiad airs have brought me home To the glory that was Greece, And the grandeur that was Rome. Lo, in yon brilliant window-niche How statue-like I see thee stand, The agate lamp within thy hand, Ah! Psyche, from the regions which Are Holy Land!

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: To Helen

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on day and dreams

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Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on day, dreams, eternity, and vision

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. In their grey visions they obtain glimpses of eternity.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: Eleonora, 1841

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe

Glitter, and in that one word how much of all that is detestable do we express.

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on boldness, failure, heart, mountains, songs, and strength

Gaily bedight, A gallant knight, In sunshine and in shadow, Had journeyed long, Singing a song, In search of Eldorado. But he grew old- This knight so bold- And o'er his heart a shadow Fell as he found No spot of ground That looked like Eldorado. And, as his strength Failed him at length, He met a pilgrim shadow- "Shadow," said he, "Where can it be- This land of Eldorado?" "Over the mountains Of the moon, Down the valley of the shadow, Ride, boldly ride," The shade replied,- "If you seek for Eldorado!"

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: Eldorado

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on heart

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Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door! Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: The Raven.

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on art, automobiles, daughters, dreams, heart, love, poets, science, and time

Sonnet: To Science Science! true daughter of Old Time thou art! Who alterest all things with thy peering eyes. Why preyest thou thus upon the poet's heart, Vulture, whose wings are dull realities? How should he love thee? or how deem thee wise? Who wouldst not leave him in his wandering To seek for treasure in the jewelled skies, Albeit he soared with an undaunted wing? Hast thou not dragged Diana from her car? And driven the Hamadryad from the wood To seek a shelter in some happier star? Hast thou not torn the Naiad from her flood, The Elfin from the green grass, and from me The summer dream beneath the tamarind tree?

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: Sonnet: To Science

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