Edgar Allan Poe quotes inspire thousands of people around the world. He became a discoverer in his genre of literature and poetry, becoming the favourite author of many poetry enthusiats. His popularity has remained to this day.
Edgar Allan Poe quotes can touch your heart and soul. They can even change your mind and make you reconsider your attitude towards life.
Essential Edgar Allan Poe quotes about love and death
Despite the fact that during his lifetime, Edgar Poe was known primarily as a literary critic, his artistic works later had a significant impact on world literature. His talent inspires many people even today, and the quotations from his works are as impressive as ever.
Edgar Allan Poe love quotes
Words from the author about love are a real testimony of his talent. It is a rare thing to write about love in such a doomed and dark way, but still, it remains to seem a beautiful thing. Love can be happy, and it can be sad and tragic as well. See how Edgar Poe depicted it.
- "We loved with a love that was more than love."
- "Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute."
- "For passionate love is still divine / I lov'd her as an angel might / With ray of the all living light / Which blazes upon Edis' shrine."
- "From childhood's hour I have not been / As others were – I have not seen / As others saw – I could not awaken / My heart to joy at the same tone – / And all I loved, I loved alone."
- "But our love it was stronger by far than the love / Of those who were older than we / Of many far wiser than we / And neither the angels in Heaven above / Nor the demons down under the sea / Can ever dissever my soul from the soul / Of the beautiful Annabel Lee"
- "Yet we met; and fate bound us together at the alter, and I never spoke of passion nor thought of love. She, however shunned society, and, attaching herself to me alone rendered me happy. It is a happiness to wonder; it is a happiness to dream."
- "And this maiden she lived with no other thought / Than to love and be loved by me."
- "For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams / Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; / And the stars never rise but i feel the bright eyes / Of the beautiful Annabel Lee."
- "I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched."
- "Deep in earth my love is lying and I must weep alone."
- "...for love like mine can never be gotten over."
- "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."
- "Imperceptibly the love of these discords grew upon me as my love of music grew stronger."
- "Yet we met; and fate bound us together at the alter, and I never spoke of passion nor thought of love. She, however shunned society, and, attaching herself to me alone rendered me happy."
- "And so being young and dipped in folly I fell in love with melancholy."
Yes, this is the concept of love from the author. So if you are going to buy his book about love or read a poem, be ready as there will be no happy end waiting on its characters.
Edgar Allan Poe death quotes
Another eternal topic for writers and poets is death. For Edgar Allan Poe, love and death were like siblings, who could not be separated ever. They follow each other in each of his compositions. Such an approach makes death seem very poetic and beautiful despite its tragic nature.
- "The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world."
- "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?"
- "To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!"
- "Come! Let the burial rite be read – the funeral song be sung! — An anthem for the queenliest dead that ever died so young — A dirge for her the doubly dead in that she died so young."
- "And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side / Of my darling – my darling – my life and my bride, / In the sepulchre there by the sea, / In her tomb by the sounding sea."
- "Lord help my poor soul."
- "Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them."
- "There are two bodies – the rudimental and the complete; corresponding with the two conditions of the worm and the butterfly. What we call "death," is but the painful metamorphosis. Our present incarnation is progressive, preparatory, temporary. Our future is perfected, ultimate, immortal. The ultimate life is the full design."
- "Thank Heaven! the crisis, / The danger, is past, / And the lingering illness / Is over at last – / And the fever called "Living"/ Is conquered at last."
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- "The life of the ebony clock went out with that of the last of the gay. And the flames of the tripods expired. And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all."
- "Where the good and the bad and the worst and the best have gone to their eternal rest."
- "I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him."
- "Even in the grave, all is not lost."
- "Every poem should remind the reader that they are going to die."
- "A dirge for her the doubly dead in that she died so young."
For twenty years of creative activity, the author had written two novels, one play, about seventy short stories, fifty poems and ten essays, published in journals and almanacs, and then collected in collections. They, in turn, generated dozens more Edgar Allan Poe quotes which carry deep meaning even when taken out of context.