I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.
We loved with a love that was more than love.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
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?
I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
About Edgar Allan Poe:
was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.