83 Edgar Allen Poe Quotes To Give You Food for Thought

Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most famous and amazing writers who used to highlight different realities of life without considering what people would think and what could be the consequences of writing something that people would not like. Edgar Allen Poe quotes explain how a person should see the world and what he/she should do to make his/her life successful.

The best thing about Edgar Allen Poe quotes is that they are responsible for inspiring and motivating people to struggle for the betterment and find out ways to add happiness and peace into their lives. Another thing that these quotes explain is that people should not believe in what they hear instead when they hear something, it should be clarified and conclusion should be given on some proofs or evidence.


Edgar Allen Poe used to believe in talking about the reality that mostly revolves around being associated with a person, getting attracted to someone, making a career building decision etc. Here, the thing to mention is that people should not worry about being alone in their struggle, if they are dedicated and certain about what they have decided then they should move ahead with a good pace and wait until people start to join hands. Sometimes, people need a small push or jerk to realize that it’s time to do something and how they can play their part.

Last but not the least, Edgar Allen Poe quotes give new life and motivation to people so that they can stand up and work hard to make their dreams come true.


Edger Allen Poe Quotes on Love

1. “We loved with a love that was more than love.”― Edgar Allan Poe



2. “And so, being young and dipped in folly, I fell in love with melancholy.”― Edgar Allan Poe


3. “From childhood’s hour I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. As others saw, I could not awaken. My heart to joy at the same tone. And all I loved, I loved alone.”― Edgar Allan Poe


4. “And so being young and dipped in folly I fell in love with melancholy.”― Edgar Allan Poe


5. “Deep in earth my love is lying

And I must weep alone.”― Edgar Allan Poe


6. There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.― Edgar Allan Poe


7. “And all I loved, I loved alone.”


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


Edger Allen Poe Quotes on Life & Motivation

9. “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”― Edgar Allan Poe

Edger Allen Poe Quotes on Life & Motivation



10. “Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see”― Edgar Allan Poe


11. “If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.”― Edgar Allan Poe


12. “Invisible things are the only realities.”― Edgar Allan Poe


13. “Stupidity is a talent for misconception.”― Edgar Allan Poe


14. “It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night.”― Edgar Allan Poe


15. “I was deeply interested in the little family history which he detailed to me with all that candor which a Frenchman indulges whenever mere self is the theme.”― Edgar Allan Poe


16. “And every night, about midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it – oh so gently!”― Edgar Allan Poe


17. “You will observe that the stories told are all about money-seekers, not about money-finders.”― Edgar Allan Poe


18. “I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.”― Edgar Allan Poe


19. “Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence– whether much that is glorious– whether all that is profound– does not spring from disease of thought– from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect.”― Edgar Allan Poe


20. “Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore…”― Edgar Allan Poe


21. “Now this is the point. You fancy me a mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded…”― Edgar Allan Poe


22. “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


23. “I smiled,—for what had I to fear?”― Edgar Allan Poe


24. “That which you mistake for madness is but an overacuteness of the senses.”― Edgar Allan Poe


25. “The true genius shudders at incompleteness — imperfection — and usually prefers silence to saying the something which is not everything that should be said.”― Edgar Allan Poe


26. “To elevate the soul, poetry is necessary.”― Edgar Allan Poe


27. “I have great faith in fools – self-confidence my friends will call it.”― Edgar Allan Poe


28. “All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.”― Edgar Allan Poe


29. “I am actuated by an ambition which I believe to be an honourable one — the ambition of serving the great cause of truth, while endeavouring to forward the literature of the country.”― Edgar Allan Poe


30. “The generous Critic fann’d the Poet’s fire, And taught the world with reason to admire.”― Edgar Allan Poe


31. “I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.”― Edgar Allan Poe


32. “Never to suffer would never to have been blessed”― Edgar Allan Poe


Edger Allen Poe Quotes on Insanity

33. “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”― Edgar Allan Poe


34. “ Reality is the #1 cause of insanity among those who are in contact with it.”― Edgar Allan Poe


35. “I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.”― Edgar Allan Poe


Edger Allen Poe Quotes on Darkness

36. “And darkness and decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.”― Edgar Allan Poe


37. “Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality”― Edgar Allan Poe


38. “How they scream out their affright!”― Edgar Allan Poe


39. “True! – nervous – very, very nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?”― Edgar Allan Poe


40. ″ Almighty God!—no, no! They heard!—they suspected!—they knew!—they were making a mockery of my horror!—this I thought, and this I think.”― Edgar Allan Poe


41. “It was about dusk, one evening during the supreme madness of the carnival season, that I encountered my friend.”― Edgar Allan Poe


42. “There are some secrets which do not permit themselves to be told.”― Edgar Allan Poe


Edger Allen Poe Quotes on Poem

43. “And all my days are trances, and all my nightly dreams are where thy gray eye glances, and where thy footstep gleams – in what ethereal dances, by what eternal streams.”― Edgar Allan Poe


44. “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,

Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,

While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,

As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.

Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door —

Only this, and nothing more.”― Edgar Allan Poe


45. “With me poetry has been not a purpose, but a passion; and the passions should be held in reverence: they must not — they cannot at will be excited, with an eye to the paltry compensations, or the more paltry commendations, of mankind.”― Edgar Allan Poe


46. “Music, when combined with a pleasurable idea, is poetry; music without the idea is simply music; the idea without the music is prose from its very definitiveness.”― Edgar Allan Poe


47. “All that we see or seem

Is but a dream within a dream.”― Edgar Allan Poe


48. “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”― Edgar Allan Poe


49. “Hear the mellow wedding bells,

Golden bells!

What a world of happiness their harmony foretells!”― Edgar Allan Poe


50. “And all my days are trances,

And all my nightly dreams

Are where thy dark eye glances,

And where thy footstep gleams

In what ethereal dances,

By what eternal streams.”― Edgar Allan Poe


51. “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing,

Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”― Edgar Allan Poe


52. “You are not wrong who deem

That my days have been a dream;

Yet if hope has flown away

In a night, or in a day,

In a vision, or in none,

Is it therefore the less gone?

All that we see or seem

Is but a dream within a dream.”― Edgar Allan Poe


53. “But we loved with a love that was more than love—

I and my Annabel Lee—

With a love that the wingèd seraphs of Heaven

Coveted her and me.”― Edgar Allan Poe


54. “It is clear that a poem may be improperly brief. Undue brevity degenerates into mere epigrammatism. A very short poem, while now and then producing a brilliant or vivid, never produces a profound or enduring, effect. There must be the steady pressing down of the stamp upon the wax.”― Edgar Allan Poe


Edger Allen Poe Quotes on Beauty

55. “There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion”― Edgar Allan Poe


56. “Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.”― Edgar Allan Poe


57. The best things in life make you sweaty.― Edgar Allan Poe


58. That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.


59. “I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty.”


Edger Allen Poe Quotes on Death

60. “The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?”― Edgar Allan Poe


61. “The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.”― Edgar Allan Poe


62. “And then there stole into my fancy, like a rich musical note, the thought of what sweet rest there must be in the grave.”― Edgar Allan Poe


63. “To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!”― Edgar Allan Poe


64. “All in vain; because Death, in approaching him had stalked with his black shadow before him, and enveloped the victim.”― Edgar Allan Poe


65. “There came forth in reply only a jingling of the bells. My heart grew sick–on account of the dampness of the catacombs.”― Edgar Allan Poe


66. “Its walls had been lined with human remains, piled to the vault overhead, in the fashion of the great catacombs of Paris.”― Edgar Allan Poe


67. By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,

“Come! let the burial rite be read–the funeral song be sung!—An anthem for the queenliest dead that ever died so young—A dirge for her the doubly dead in that she died so young.”― Edgar Allan Poe


68. “Even in the grave, all is not lost.”― Edgar Allan Poe


69. “Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.”― Edgar Allan Poe


Edger Allen Poe Quotes on Loneliness & Depression

70. “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


71. “I felt that I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow.”― Edgar Allan Poe


72. “I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind”― Edgar Allan Poe


73. “Leave my loneliness unbroken”― Edgar Allan Poe


74. “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.”― Edgar Allan Poe


75. “At length I would be avenged; this was a point definitely, settled—but the very definitiveness with which it was resolved precluded the idea of risk. I must not only punish but punish with impunity.”


76. “Perversity is the human thirst for self-torture.”― Edgar Allan Poe


77. “A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser.”― Edgar Allan Poe


78. “There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart – an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime.”― Edgar Allan Poe


79. “Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning.”― Edgar Allan Poe


Edger Allen Poe quotes on dreams

80. “For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams”― Edgar Allan Poe


81. “It is a happiness to wonder; — it is a happiness to dream.”― Edgar Allan Poe


82. “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


83. “We gave the Future to the winds, and slumbered tranquilly in the Present, weaving the dull world around us into dreams.”― Edgar Allan Poe













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