Edgar Allan Poe

1809 - 1849

A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on lies and soul

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And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted-Nevermore!

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: The Raven.

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on clarity, darkness, death, god, heaven, hope, life, loneliness, mystery, silence, solitude, soul, spirit, and vision

Thy soul shall find itself alone 'Mid dark thoughts of the gray tombstone - Not one, of all the crowd, to pry Into thine hour of secrecy. Be silent in that solitude Which is not loneliness, for then The spirits of the dead who stood In life before thee are again In dead around thee, and their will Shall overshadow thee: be still. The night, tho' clear, shall frown, And the stars shall not look down From their high thrones in the heaven With light like Hope to mortals given; But their red orbs, without beam, To thy weariness shall seem As a burning and a fever Which would cling to thee forever. Now are thoughts thou shalt not banish - Now are visions ne'er to vanish; From thy spirit shall they pass No more - like dew-drops from the grass. The breeze - the breath of God - is still, And the mist upon the hill Shadowy - shadowy - yet unbroken, Is a symbol and a token, - How it hangs upon the trees, A mystery of mysteries!

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: Spirits of the Dead

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on angels, fear, food, funerals, god, heroism, hope, madness, mortality, music, play, solitude, soul, tears, and tragedy

Lo! 'tis a gala night Within the lonesome latter years! An angel throng, bewinged, bedight In veils, and drowned in tears, Sit in a theatre, to see A play of hopes and fears, While the orchestra breathes fitfully The music of the spheres. Mimes, in the form of God on high, Mutter and mumble low, And hither and thither fly -- Mere puppets they, who come and go At bidding of vast formless things That shift the scenery to and fro, Flapping from out their Condor wings Invisible Wo! That motley drama! --oh, be sure It shall not be forgot! With its Phantom chased forever more, By a crowd that seize it not, Through a circle that ever returneth in To the self-same spot, And much of Madness and more of Sin And Horror the soul of the plot. But see, amid the mimic rout, A crawling shape intrude! A blood-red thing that writhes from out The scenic solitude! It writhes! --it writhes! --with mortal pangs The mimes become its food, And the seraphs sob at vermin fangs In human gore imbued. Out - out are the lights - out all! And over each quivering form, The curtain, a funeral pall, Comes down with the rush of a storm, And the angels, all pallid and wan, Uprising, unveiling, affirm That the play is the tragedy, "Man," And its hero the Conqueror Worm.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: The Conqueror Worm, 1843

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on contentment, dreams, hope, and world

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 (1809 - 1849)

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

Eldorado 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

Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: (Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery; Baltimore, Maryland)

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on glory

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To the glory that was Greece And the grandeur that was Rome.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: To Helen.

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on doubt

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

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: The Gold Bug

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on life, misery, quiet, rest, soul, time, and tragedy

Finally on Sunday morning, October 7, 1849, "He became quiet and seemed to rest for a short time. Then, gently, moving his head, he said, "Lord help my poor soul." As he had lived so he died-in great misery and tragedy.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: Last Words

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on disaster

Whom unmerciful disaster Followed fast and followed faster.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: The Raven.

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