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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
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
They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
We loved with a love that was more than love.
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I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
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The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
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Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
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Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
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
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Edgar Allan Poe
I have no faith in human perfectability. 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.
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Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Edgar Allan Poe
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
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I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.
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I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
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.'
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The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.
Edgar Allan Poe
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.
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In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively discussed because it is obscure; in the ninety-nine remaining it is obscure because it is excessively discussed.
Edgar Allan Poe
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