Edgar Allan Poe was a poet, editor, and literary critic from the United States.

Poe’s poems and short stories, notably his tales of mystery and the macabre, are his most well-known works.

He was one of the country’s early practitioners of the short tale and is largely recognized as a major character of Romanticism in the United States and of American literature in general.

We have compiled a list of best quotes from Edgar Allan Poe for you.


Best Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

1. “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

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2. “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

3. “And all I loved, I loved alone.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

4. “I am a writer. Therefore I am not sane.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

5. “Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

6. “There is no beauty without some strangeness.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

7. “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

8. “We loved with a love that was more than love.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

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

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

11. “Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

12. “I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

13. “Leave my loneliness unbroken.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

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14. “To elevate the soul, poetry is necessary.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

15. “And so being young and dipped in folly I fell in love with melancholy.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

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16. “A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

17. “Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

18. “Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

19. “I do not suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

20. “The scariest monsters are the ones that lurk within our souls.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

21. “Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

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22. “Stupidity is a talent for misconception.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

23. “The death of a beautiful woman is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

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

25. “A wise man hears one word and understands two.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

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26. “There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

27. “Years of love have been forgotten in the hatred of a minute.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

28. “Deep in earth my love is lying And I must weep alone.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

29. “Those who gossip with you will gossip about you.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

30. “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).

31. “Every poem should remind the reader that they are going to die.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

32. “All suffering originates from craving, from attachment, from desire.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

33. “The true genius shudders at incompleteness – and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

34. “The eye, like a shattered mirror, multiplies the images of sorrow.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

35. “Lord help my poor soul.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

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36. “The believer is happy. The doubter is wise.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

37. “The goodness of the true pun is in the direct ratio of its intolerability.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

38. “I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

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39. “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).

40. “It is a happiness to wonder; – it is a happiness to dream.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

41. “Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

42. “To observe attentively is to remember distinctly.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

43. “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.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

44. “The best things in life make you sweaty.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

45. “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).

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

47. “I was a child and she was a child, In this kingdom by the sea; But we loved with a love that was more than love- I and my Annabel Lee; With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven Coveted her and me.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

Short Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

48. “There are some secrets which do not permit themselves to be told.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

49. “False hope is nicer than no hope at all.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).

50. “You call it hope-that fire of fire! It is but agony of desire.” ~ (Edgar Allan Poe).


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