Edgar Allan Poe Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old edgar allan poe quotes, edgar allan poe sayings, and edgar allan poe proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The object, Truth, or the satisfaction of the intellect, and the object, Passion, or the excitement of the heart, are, although attainable, to a certain extent, in poetry, far more readily attainable in prose.      

Edgar Allan Poe

I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.      

Edgar Allan Poe

Sleep, those little slices of death - how I loathe them.     

Edgar Allan Poe

Thank Heaven! the crisis --The danger, is past, and the lingering illness, is over at last --, and the fever called ''Living'' is conquered at last.      

Edgar Allan Poe

There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion.     

Edgar Allan Poe

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

Edgar Allan Poe

If you run out of ideas follow the road; you'll get there.     

Edgar Allan Poe

The death of a beautiful woman is questionably the most poetic topic in the world.     

Edgar Allan Poe

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

Edgar Allan Poe

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

Edgar Allan Poe

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

Edgar Allan Poe

Sound loves to revel in a summer night.     

Edgar Allan Poe

We loved with a love that was more than love.     

Edgar Allan Poe

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December; And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.     

Edgar Allan Poe

Indeed, there is an eloquence in true enthusiasm that is not to be doubted.     

Edgar Allan Poe

To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.     

Edgar Allan Poe

Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute.     

Edgar Allan Poe

We loved with a love that was more than love.     

Edgar Allan Poe

Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.     

Edgar Allan Poe

I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.     

Edgar Allan Poe

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.     

Edgar Allan Poe

A gentleman with a pug nose is a contradiction in terms.     

Edgar Allan Poe

Believe me, there exists no such dilemma as that in which a gentleman is placed when he is forced to reply to a blackguard.     

Edgar Allan Poe

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

Edgar Allan Poe

The rain came down upon my head unshelter'd. And the wind rendered me mad and deaf and blind.     

Edgar Allan Poe

We loved with a love that was more than love.     

Edgar Allan Poe

So lovely was the loneliness of a wild lake.     

Edgar Allan Poe

I felt that I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow.     

Edgar Allan Poe

Invisible things are the only realities.     

Edgar Allan Poe

We loved with a love that was more than love.     

Edgar Allan Poe