Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.

The scariest monsters are the ones that lurk within our souls.

The believer is happy. The doubter is wise.

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.

There is no beauty without some strangeness

Happiness is not to be found in knowledge, but in the acquisition of knowledge

Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute.

Those who gossip with you will gossip about you.

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

A wise man hears one word and understands two.

A lie travels round the world while truth is putting her boots on.

I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind.

All suffering originates from craving, from attachment, from desire.

To elevate the soul, poetry is necessary.

If a man deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceives me twice, shame on me.

The past is a pebble in my shoe.

I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.

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

False hope is nicer than no hope at all.

Invisible things are the only realities.

To observe attentively is to remember distinctly.

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.

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

If a poem hasn’t ripped apart your soul; you haven’t experienced poetry.

The world is a great ocean, upon which we encounter more tempestuous storms than calms.