Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. He is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. Here are some of his best quotes:

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”


“They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”


“We loved with a love that was more than love.”


“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.”


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


“All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.”


“Stupidity is a talent for misconception.”


“Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.”


“The true genius shudders at incompleteness – and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.”


“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”

Source: BrainyQuote

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