Edgar Allan Poe

1809 - 1849

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 dawn, gold, good, heart, heaven, joy, life, love, mountains, mystery, rest, and sorrow

From childhood's hour I have not been As others were; I have not seen As others saw; I could not bring My passions from a common spring. From the same source I have not taken My sorrow; I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone; And all I loved, I loved alone. Then- in my childhood, in the dawn Of a most stormy life- was drawn From every depth of good and ill The mystery which binds me still: From the torrent, or the fountain, From the red cliff of the mountain, From the sun that round me rolled In its autumn tint of gold, From the lightning in the sky As it passed me flying by, From the thunder and the storm, And the cloud that took the form (When the rest of Heaven was blue) Of a demon in my view.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: Alone, 1830

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on angels, boredom, brides, children, dreams, happiness, heaven, lies, life, love, men, reason, soul, and thought

Annabel Lee It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of Annabel Lee; And this maiden she lived with no other thought Than to love and be loved by me. I was a child and she was a child, In this kingdom by the sea: But we loved with a love that was more than love - I and my Annabel Lee; With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven Coveted her and me. And this was the reason that, long ago, In this kingdom by the sea, A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling My beautiful Annabel Lee; So that her high-born kinsmen came And bore her away from me, To shut her up in a sepulchre In this kingdom by the sea. The angels, not half so happy in heaven, Went envying her and me - Yes! that was the reason (as all men know, In this kingdom by the sea) That the wind came out of the cloud one night, Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee. But our love it was stronger by far than the love Of those who were older than we - Of many far wiser than we - And neither the angels in heaven above, Nor the demons down under the sea, Can ever dissever my soul from the soul Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side Of my darling -my darling-my life and my bride, In the sepulchre there by the sea - In her tomb by the sounding sea.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: Annabel Lee

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on beauty, kindness, soul, and tears

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 confidence, faith, friendship, and self-confidence

I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on dreams

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All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: the poem "A Dream Within a Dream"

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on darkness, dreams, and mortality

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on darkness, day, dreams, emptiness, memory, and planning

Dreams are the eraser dust I blow off my page. They fade into the emptiness, another dark gray day. Dreams are only memories of the plans I had back then. Dreams are eraser dust and now I use a pen.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

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