Quotes

11 November 2014
Their hotels are bad. Their pumpkin pies are delicious. Their poetry is not so good.
11 November 2014
TRUE!—nervous—very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?
11 November 2014
By a route obscure and lonely, Haunted by ill angels only, Where an eidolon, named Night, On a black throne reigns upright, I have reached these lands but newly From an ultimate dim Thule— From a wild weird clime that lieth, sublime, Out of space—out of time.
11 November 2014
There the traveler meets, aghast, Sheeted memories of the past— Shrouded forms that start and sigh As they pass the wanderer by— White-robed forms of friends long given, In agony, to the earth—and heaven.
11 November 2014
In spite of the air of fable ... the public were still not at all disposed to receive it as fable. I thence concluded that the facts of my narrative would prove of such a nature as to carry with them sufficient evidence of their own authenticity.
11 November 2014
The death ... of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
11 November 2014
Tell a scoundrel, three or four times a day, that he is the pink of probity, and you make him at least the perfection of "respectability" in good earnest. On the other hand, accuse an honorable man, too petinaciously, of being a villain, and you fill him with a perverse ambition to show you that you are not altogether in the wrong.
11 November 2014
What I here propound is true: ... if by any means it be now trodden down so that it die, it will "rise again to ... Life Everlasting."
11 November 2014
If in many of my productions terror has been the thesis, I maintain that terror is not of Germany, but of the soul.
11 November 2014
He made no resistance whatever, and was stabbed in the back.... I must not dwell upon the fearful repast.... Words have no power to impress the mind with the exquisite horror of their reality.

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