Edgar Allan Poe

1809 - 1849

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.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

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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 writers

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To speak algebraically, Mr. M. is execrable, but Mr. G. is (x + 1)- ecrable. [Discussing fellow writers Cornelius Mathews and William Ellery Channing.]

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC: Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on blush, borrowing, desires, grace, love, play, praise, security, and soul

The Merchant, to Secure His Treasure The merchant, to secure his treasure, Conveys it in a borrowed name: Euphelia serves to grace my measure, But Cloe is my real flame. My softest verse, my darling lyre Upon Euphelia's toilet lay - When Cloe noted her desire That I should sing, that I should play. My lyre I tune, my voice I raise, But with my numbers mix my sighs; And whilst I sing Euphelia's praise, I fix my soul on Cloe's eyes. Fair Cloe blushed; Euphelia frowned: I sung, and gazed; I played, and trembled: And Venus to the Loves around Remarked how ill we all dissembled.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: The Merchant, to Secure His Treasure

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on justice

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Perched upon a bust of Pallas, just above my chamber door,- Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: The Raven.

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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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