100 Famous Edgar Allan Poe Quotes On Love, Life, Death

These Famous Edgar Allan Poe quotes on love, life, death will get you thinking.

Edgar Allan Poe born as Edgar Poe on January 19, 1809, was an American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic. He was famous for his short stories and poems. Poe’s life was never easy. His father abandoned them in his early childhood and his mother died too, a year later. Poe was taken to John Allan as a foster family even though they never formally adopted him. There he got his name “Edgar Allan Poe“.

Famous Edgar Allan Poe Quotes On Love, Life, Death

After being through so many things like losing his family and wife, he was caught fighting with depression and alcoholism. At that difficult time, his writing was the only medicine which helps Poe endure the pain and helps him fighting the difficult time. His creative and dark work still amazes and inspire so many people till this date.

Edgar Allan Poe wrote the story The Murders in the Rue Morgue in the detective fiction genre which was so new at that time and this made him known as the “father of the detective story.” This short story later inspired the creation of Sherlock Holmes. Some of his famous works include The Raven”, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, and “Annabel Lee”.

Every year The Mystery Writers of America compete to win the Edgar Award for distinguished work in the mystery genre. The citizens of Baltimore named their football team after his best-known poem “The Ravens”.

His death on October 7, 1849, is still a mystery like his poems. Even though his life was short but he has left her legacy in form of many poems filled with both mystery and horror.

Here we are sharing a collection of Edgar Allan Poe Quotes which will make you lost in the mysteries of his poems.

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

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

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

“There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Masque of the Red Death

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

“The scariest monsters are the ones that lurk within our souls…”
― Edgar Allan Poe

“Here I opened wide the door;— Darkness there, and nothing more.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven

“The depth lies in the valleys where we seek her, and not upon the mountain-tops where she is found.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

“Marking a book is literally an experience of your differences or agreements with the author. It is the highest respect you can pay him.”
― Edgar Allen Poe

“It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart, and Other Writings

“The eye, like a shattered mirror, multiplies the images of sorrow.”
― Edgar Allen Poe

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes On Love

“When I was young and filled with folly, I fell in love with melancholy”
― Edgar Allan Poe

“I call to mind flatness and dampness; and then all is madness – the madness of a memory which busies itself among forbidden things.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Pit and the Pendulum

“I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth.I heard many things in hell.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings

“I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him.”
― Edgar Allen 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

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

“That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

“When a madman appears thoroughly sane, indeed, it is high time to put him in a straight jacket.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

“Every poem should remind the reader that they are going to die.”
― Edgar Allen Poe

“Leave my loneliness unbroken”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes The Raven

“All that we see and seem is but a dream within a dream.”
― Edgar Allen Poe

“Books, indeed, were his sole luxuries”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Dupin Tales

“I am a writer. Therefore, I am not sane.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

“No thinking being lives who, at some luminous point of his life of thought, has not felt himself lost amid the surges of futile efforts at understanding, or believing, that anything exists greater than his own soul.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, Eureka: A Prose Poem

“All suffering originates from craving, from attachment, from desire.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

“If a poem hasn’t ripped apart your soul; you haven’t experienced poetry.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

“No murmur arose from its bed, and so gently it wandered along, that the pearly pebbles upon which we loved to gaze, far down within its bosom, stirred not at all, but lay in a motionless content, each in its own old station, shining on gloriously forever.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

“I smiled,—for what had I to fear?”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings

“There are some secrets which do not permit themselves to be told. Men die nightly in their beds, wringing the hands of ghostly confessors, and looking them piteously in the eyes — die with despair of heart and convulsion of throat, on account of the hideousness of mysteries which will not suffer themselves to be revealed.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Man of the Crowd

“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, The Pit and the Pendulum

Edgar Allan Poe Famous Quotes

“In other words, I believed, and still do believe, that truth, is frequently of its own essence, superficial, and that, in many cases, the depth lies more in the abysses where we seek her, than in the actual situations wherein she may be found.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

“And, when the friendly sunshine smil’d, / And she would mark the opening skies, / I saw no Heaven–but in her eyes.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Complete Stories and Poems

“The pioneers and missionaries of religion have been the real cause of more trouble and war than all other classes of mankind.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

“I found him well educated, with unusual powers of mind, but infected with misanthropy, and subject to perverse moods of alternate enthusiasm and melancholy.”
― Edgar Alan Poe, The Short Tales

“Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Complete Stories and Poems

“Art is to look at not to criticize.”
― Edgar Allen Poe

“To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

“Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore…”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven

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

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

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes On Death

“With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

“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.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, Poems and Essays

“Read this and thought of you:
Through joy and through sorrow, I wrote.
Through hunger and through thirst, I wrote.
Through good report and through ill report, I wrote.
Through sunshine and through moonshine, I wrote.
What I wrote it is unnecessary to say.
― Edgar Allan Poe

“The realities of the world affected me as visions, and as visions only, while the wild ideas of the land of dreams became, in turn,—not the material of my every-day existence–but in very deed that existence utterly and solely in itself.”
― Edgar Allen Poe

“A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this – that offenses 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 Allen Poe

“In the Heaven’s 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

“Darkness there, and nothing more.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven

“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

“Yes,” I said, “for the love of God!”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Cask of Amontillado

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

Edgar Allan Poe Best Quotes

“Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

“But our love 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.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, Annabel Lee

“Let me glimpse inside your velvet bones.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

“Who has not, a hundred times, found himself committing a vile or a silly action for no other reason than because he knows he should not?”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Black Cat

“As a poet and as a mathematician, he would reason well; as a mere mathematician, he could not have reasoned at all.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Purloined Letter

“For my own part, I have never had a thought which I could not set down in words, with even more distinctness than that with which I conceived it.”
― Edgar Allen Poe

“To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Complete Stories and Poems

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

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

“Every moment of the night
Forever changing places
And they put out the star-light
With the breath from their pale faces”
― Edgar Allen Poe

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes From The Tell-Tale Heart

“Convinced me, I seek not to convince.”
― Edgar Allen Poe, Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

“Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Complete Stories and Poems

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

“And all I loved, I loved alone.”
― Edgar Allen Poe

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

“I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Poetic Principle

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

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

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes On Life

“It is a happiness to wonder; — it is a happiness to dream.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, Complete Stories and Poems

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

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

“Deep in earth my love is lying
And I must weep alone.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

“Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.”
― 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, The Premature Burial

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

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

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes Dark

“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

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

“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

“Invisible things are the only realities.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, Loss of Breath

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven

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

“And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

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

“Either the memory of past bliss is the anguish of to-day; or the agonies which are have their origins in ecstasies which might have been. ”
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Edgar Allan Poe Quotes From Poems

“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 -”
― Edgar Allan Poe, Alone

“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.” ~ ‘The Black Cat.”
― Edgar Allen Poe

“In our endeavors to recall to memory something long forgotten, we often find ourselves upon the very verge of remembrance, without being able, in the end, to remember.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, Ligeia

“There are few persons, even among the calmest thinkers, who have not occasionally been startled into a vague yet thrilling half credence in the supernatural, by coincidences of so seemingly marvellous a character that, as mere coincidences, the intellect has been unable to receive them.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

“And if I died, at least I died
For thee! for thee”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Complete Stories and Poems

“Imperceptibly the love of these discords grew upon me as my love of music grew stronger.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

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

Did you like these Edgar Allan Poe Quotes?

In the genre of mystery and horror, no other writer than Edgar Allan Poe comes to mind. He had proved to the world with his work that he had a gift of a pen. Despite having the gift of words, his life was full of darkness and sorrow which is what we get to see in his work.

We hope these Edgar Allan Poe Quotes will make you see the beauty of the darkness.

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