Inspiring Edgar Allan Poe Quotes On Life, Love & Death: Edgar Allan Poe a popular American Poet, Writer, Editor, and Literacy critic had born on January 19, 1809. He is known mainly for his poetry and short stories, based on tales of mystery and macabre. Edgar is recognized for his work in inventing the detective fiction genre and is also credited for contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. Poe is a second child of actors David and Elizabeth Poe born in Boston.
His work mainly influenced literature all around the world in specialized fields such as cosmology and cryptography. Also, his works appear in popular culture music, literature, films, and television. Edgar Award is named after him to present the Mystery writers especially for the distinguished work in the mystery genre. Edgar had a younger sister named Rosalie Poe and an elder brother named William Henry Leonard Poe. It is believed that Edgar may have been named after a famous character in William Shakespeare’s “King Liar”.
Poe enlisted in the United States Army as a Private on May 27, 1827, as he was unable to support himself. It was after his brother’s death he began his career as a writer. He was the first American to live by writing alone.
Edgar Poe’s Novel “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket” was widely reviewed and published in 1838. Throughout his career, he published numerous stories, articles, and reviews enchanting his reputation as a trenchant critic. In great distress, Poe was found in the delirious situation on the streets of Baltimore on 3rd October 1849. he died on Sunday 7th of October, 1849 at 5 in the morning at Washington Medical College.
Poe’s best-known fiction works are gothic, where many of his works are generally considered as a part of the dark romantic genre. You will find below the best of Edgar Allan Poe quotes.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears. – Edgar Allan Poe
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
If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered. – Edgar Allan Poe
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality. – Edgar Allan Poe
Never to suffer would never to have been blessed. – Edgar Allan Poe
Whether people grow fat by joking, or whether there is something in fat itself which predisposes to a joke, I have never been quite able to determine…― Edgar Allan Poe
Actually, I do have doubts, all the time. Any thinking person does. There are so many sides to every question.― Edgar Allan Poe
Happiness is not to be found in knowledge, but in the acquisition of knowledge.― Edgar Allan Poe
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. – Edgar Allan Poe
I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind. – Edgar Allan Poe
That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward. – Edgar Allan Poe
Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear. – Edgar Allan Poe
There are some secrets which do not permit themselves to be told. – Edgar Allan Poe
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry. ― Edgar Allan Poe
The idea of God, infinity, or spirit stands for the possible attempt at an impossible conception. ― Edgar Allan Poe
The depth lies in the valleys where we seek her, and not upon the mountain-tops where she is found. ― Edgar Allan Poe