Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

11 November 2014

And so all the night-tide, I lie down by the side Of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride In her sepulchre there by the sea— In her tomb by the side of the sea.

11 November 2014

I was a child and she was a child, In this kingdom by the sea; But we loved with a love which was more than love -- I and my Annabel Lee.

11 November 2014

The radiance was that of the full, setting, and blood-red moon, which now shone vividly through that once barely- discernible fissure,... extending from the roof of the building, in a zigzag direction, to the base. While I gazed, this fissure rapidly widened.

11 November 2014

To be thoroughly conversant with a Man's heart, is to take our final lesson in the iron-clasped volume of despair.

11 November 2014

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

11 November 2014

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."

11 November 2014

I never can hear a crowd of people singing and gesticulating, all together, at an Italian opera, without fancying myself at Athens, listening to that particular tragedy, by Sophocles, in which he introduces a full chorus of turkeys, who set about bewailing the death of Meleager.

11 November 2014

The writer who neglects punctuation, or mispunctuates, is liable to be misunderstood.... For the want of merely a comma, it often occurs that an axiom appears a paradox, or that a sarcasm is converted into a sermonoid.

11 November 2014

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

11 November 2014

Romance, who loves to nod and sing, With drowsy head and folded wing,