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Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

~ Edgar Allan Poe

- Eleonora

I have great faith in fools - self-confidence my friends call it.

~ Edgar Allan Poe

It may well be doubted whether human ingenuity can construct an enigma ... which human ingenuity may not, by proper application, resolve.

~ Edgar Allan Poe

It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never less than analytic.

~ Edgar Allan Poe

As an individual, I myself feel impelled to fancy a limitless succession of Universes. Each exists, apart and independently, in the bosom of its proper and particular God.

~ Edgar Allan Poe

Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.

~ Edgar Allan Poe

I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.

~ Edgar Allan Poe

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.

~ Edgar Allan Poe

Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow--
You are not wrong who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

~ Edgar Allan Poe
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