Edgar Allan Poe Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Edgar Allan Poe quotes, Edgar Allan Poe sayings, and Edgar Allan Poe proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears. 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
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. Edgar Allan Poe
False hope is nicer than no hope at all. Edgar Allan Poe
The writer who neglects punctuation, or mispunctuates, is liable to be misunderstood for the want of merely a comma, it often occurs that an axiom appears a paradox, or that a sarcasm is converted into a sermonoid. Edgar Allan Poe
A man's grammar, like Caesar's wife, should not only be pure, but above suspicion of impurity. Edgar Allan Poe
All that we see is but a dream within a dream. Edgar Allan Poe
It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial. Edgar Allan Poe
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. Edgar Allan Poe
there is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the propotion. Edgar Allan Poe
I have great faith in fools self-confidence my friends will call it. Edgar Allan Poe
Never to suffer would never to have been blessed. Edgar Allan Poe
Stupidity is a talent for misconception. Edgar Allan Poe
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears. Edgar Allan Poe
No one should brave the underworld alone. Edgar Allan Poe
The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led. Edgar Allan Poe
The scariest monsters are the ones that lurk within our souls. Edgar Allan Poe
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality. Edgar Allan Poe
"Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!" / Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.” Edgar Allan Poe
There are certain themes of which the interest is all-absorbing, but which are too entirely horrible for the purposes of legitimate fiction. Edgar Allan Poe
Even in the grave, all is not lost. Edgar Allan Poe
There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion. Edgar Allan Poe
The eye, like a shattered mirror, multiplies the images of sorrow. Edgar Allan Poe
The scariest monsters are the ones that lurk within our souls... Edgar Allan Poe
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
Decorum -- that bug-bear which deters so many from bliss until the opportunity for bliss has forever gone by. Edgar Allan Poe
The believer is happy. The doubter is wise. Edgar Allan Poe
The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led. Edgar Allan Poe
The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world. Edgar Allan Poe
They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. Edgar Allan Poe