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quote by Edgar Allan Poe: The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: Yet mad I am not...and very surely do I not dream. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

Yet mad I am not...and very surely do I not dream.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: Deep in earth my love is lying
And I must weep alone. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

Deep in earth my love is lying
And I must weep alone.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: There are moments when, even to the sober eye of Reason, the world of our sad humanity must assume the aspect of Hell. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

There are moments when, even to the sober eye of Reason, the world of our sad humanity must assume the aspect of Hell.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: Leave my loneliness unbroken. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

Leave my loneliness unbroken.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for the raven nevermore. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for the raven nevermore.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it. with background image: fountain pen on spiral book
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A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.

--Edgar Allan Poe

quote by Edgar Allan Poe: Lord help my poor soul. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

Lord help my poor soul.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion. with background image: silhouette of elephant on brown sand during sunset
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There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion.

--Edgar Allan Poe

Longer Version:

There is no exquisite beauty," says Bacon, Lord Verulam, speaking truly of all the forms and genera of beauty, "without some strangeness in the proportion."


quote by Edgar Allan Poe: 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. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

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
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: It is a happiness to wonder; it is a happiness to dream. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

It is a happiness to wonder; it is a happiness to dream.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: All suffering originates from craving, from attachment, from desire. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

All suffering originates from craving, from attachment, from desire.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

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

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger, except in its absolute effect -- in terror. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger, except in its absolute effect -- in terror.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

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

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: 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. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

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
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: Stupidity is a talent for misconception. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

Stupidity is a talent for misconception.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: The rudiment of verse may, possibly, be found in the spondee. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

The rudiment of verse may, possibly, be found in the spondee.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: 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. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

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
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this -- that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made -- not to understand -- but to feel -- as crime. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this -- that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made -- not to understand -- but to feel -- as crime.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: We loved with a love that was more than love. with background image: silhouette of man and woman playing guitars
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We loved with a love that was more than love.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears. with background image: leafless tree on body of water during daytime
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Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.

--Edgar Allan Poe
quote by Edgar Allan Poe: Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. with background image: photo of author Edgar Allan Poe with quote

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

--Edgar Allan Poe

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