110+ Edgar Allan Poe Motivational Quotes On Love, Life And Death

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110+ Edgar Allan Poe Motivational Quotes On Love, Life And Death

Edgar Allan Poe Motivational Quotes | Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston. He was the second child of actors David and Elizabeth “Eliza” Poe. He was an American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic and also still he is best known for his poetry and short stories.

He was one of the first Americans to live by writing alone. He is also generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He married his 13-year-old cousin, Virginia Clemm, in 1836, but Virginia died of tuberculosis in 1847.

Poe and his works influenced literature around the world and specialized fields such as cosmology and cryptography. The Mystery Writers of America present an annual award known as the Edgar Award for outstanding work in the mystery genre.


Famous Edgar Allan Poe Quotes


“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


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

– Edgar Allan Poe


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

– Edgar Allan Poe


““How many good books suffer neglect through the inefficiency of their beginnings!”

– 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.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term “Art,” I should call it “the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.”” The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of “Artist”.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“In reading some books we occupy ourselves chiefly with the thoughts of the author; in perusing others, exclusively with our own.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“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


“Nothing is more clear than that every plot, worth the name, must be elaborated to its dénouement before any thing be attempted with the pen.” It is only with the dénouement constantly in view that we can give a plot its indispensable air of consequence, or causation, by making the incidents, and especially the tone at all points, tend to the development of the intention.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


Edgar Allan Poe Love Quotes


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“Melancholy is … the most legitimate of all the poetical tones.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“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


“A poem deserves its title only inasmuch as it excites, by elevating the soul.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“We loved with a love that was more than love.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


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

– 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


Edgar Allan Poe Motivational Quotes On Love, Life


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

– Edgar Allan Poe


“Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence…”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“Stupidity is a talent for misconception.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


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

– Edgar Allan Poe


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

– 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


“Yet mad I am not… and very surely do I not dream.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“Because I feel that, in the Heavens above, The angels, whispering to one another, Can find, among their burning terms of love, None so devotional as that of ‘Mother.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“For passionate love is still divine / I lov’d her as an angel might / With ray of the all living light / Which blazes upon Edis’ shrine.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“There are some secrets which do not permit themselves to be told.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


Famous Motivational Edgar Allan Poe Quotes


“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


“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


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

– Edgar Allan Poe


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

– Edgar Allan Poe


“And so being young and dipped in folly I fell in love with melancholy.”

– 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.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“To elevate the soul, poetry is necessary.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“I dread the events of the future, not in themselves but in their results.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


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

– Edgar Allan Poe


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

– 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.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“Mysteries force a man to think, and so injure his health.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


Edgar Allan Poe Quotes Never To Suffer


“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


“I have great faith in fools – self-confidence my friends will call it.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


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

– Edgar Allan Poe


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

– Edgar Allan Poe


“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“I intend to put up with nothing that I can put down.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“We loved with a love that was more than love.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“I need scarcely observe that a poem deserves its title only inasmuch as it excites, by elevating the soul.” The value of the poem is in the ratio of this elevating excitement.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


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

– Edgar Allan Poe


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

– 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


“With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“Even in the grave, all is not lost.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


Some More Quotes From Edgar Allan Poe


“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


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

– 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.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


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

– Edgar Allan Poe


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

– Edgar Allan Poe


“The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.”

– 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.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“Lord, help my poor soul.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


“I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger, except in its absolute effect – in terror.”

– Edgar Allan Poe


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

– Edgar Allan Poe


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