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Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

Marlene Alphonse
One of the most renowned writers and poets of the American Romantic Movement, Edgar Allan Poe has many notable works to his credit. Here are some famous quotes taken from his poems and short stories.
Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most highly regarded writers of American literature. He was a Gothic writer, whose works consisted of genres of horror and the surreal. He was also appreciated as a poet. His famous poem The Raven has inspired many.
He was popular for his poetry and prose, and wrote many short stories, the main theme of which was life after death, and communing with the spirits. Edgar Allan Poe also contributed to literary criticism. It was said that he had a very different style of writing.

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes on Love

It is said that most of Poe's work was inspired by his wife, who died early. He has described her timeless beauty in many of his poems. These love quotes have been taken from his poems that speak of his love for Victoria, his wife.
♥ We loved with a love that was more than love.

♥ I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.

♥ This maiden she lived with no other thought, than to love and be loved by me.

♥ We had always dwelled together, beneath a tropical sun, in the Valley of the Many Colored Grass.
♥ But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we
Of many far wiser than we.

♥ Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute.
♥ 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.
♥ Yes, I now feel that it was then on that evening of sweet dreams - that the very first dawn of human love burst upon the icy night of my spirit. Since that period I have never seen nor heard your name without a shiver half of delight, half of anxiety.
♥ There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.

♥ Scorching my seared heart with a pain, not hell shall make me fear again.

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes on Happiness

Poe regarded happiness with cynical contempt and described it in his own style. Here are a few quotes about the happy times taken from some of Poe's acclaimed works.
Man’s real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
☺ Hear the mellow wedding bells, Golden bells! What a world of happiness their harmony foretells, Through the balmy air of night, How they ring out their delight!

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

☺ And the silken, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me-filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before.

☺ I saw thee on thy bridal day-
When a burning blush came o'er thee,
Though happiness around thee lay,
The world all love before thee:
☺ I saw thee once - once only - years ago.
I must not say how many - but not many.
It was a July midnight; and from out
A full-orbed moon, that, like thine own soul, soaring.

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes about Death

Death and life after death were the main topics about which Edgar Allan Poe wrote. These quotes have been taken from Poe's poems about death and afterlife.
✞ From a proud tower in the town, Death looks gigantically down.

✞ The skies they were ashen and sober; The leaves they were crisped and sere -- The leaves they were withering and sere; It was night in the lonesome October, Of my most immemorial year.

✞ Deep in earth my love is lying And I must weep alone.
✞ 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?

✞ And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.

✞ Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
✞ And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor, Shall be lifted - Nevermore!

✞ Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December; And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.

✞ The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.
These were some of the best quotes taken from the different works of Edgar Allan Poe. He was a prominent writer of Gothic literature, with many of his works being made into movies.
Edgar Allan Poe is one of the first writers of psychological thrillers, who also influenced many other writers like H. P. Lovecraft, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Baudelaire, etc. Read his works to know what an excellent writer he was.