Edgar Allan Poe
It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.
Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.
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.
To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.
That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
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.
We loved with a love that was more than love.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
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 — quotes and aphorisms
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.
Lord, help my poor soul.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
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.
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.