Top 40 Edgar Allan Poe Quotes About Love, Death, Insanity And More!

Top 40 Edgar Allan Poe Quotes About Love, Death, Insanity And More!

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Edgar Allan Poe or Edgar Poe was born on January 19, 1809, in Boston. He was a poet, writer, editor and literary critic. He is known for his short stories and poetry. He was among the first to write short stories and was also an inventor of detective fiction. Poe also contributed some of the great work towards the science fiction genre. His Gothic related work was more in demand, and it was as per the taste of the public.

Some of his most famous works in poetry and short stories are The Black Cat, Annabel Lee, The Raven, The Cask of Amontillado, etc. His work was also adapted into TV series and films.

Let us read these Edgar Allan Poe Quotes about love, death, insanity and more!

Edgar Allan Poe Love Quotes!

Edgar Allan Poe is regarded as the crucial figure of Romanticism in the United States as well as in American Literature. It has its emphasis on emotion and individualism. Let us read these Edgar Allan Poe Love Quotes for more!

“We loved with a love that was more than love…With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven/Coveted her and me.”

Edgar Allan Poe
Source: Annabel-Lee

“I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.”

Edgar Allan Poe
Source: Letter to Maria Clemm

“There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.”

Edgar Allan Poe
Source: The Black Cat

“Because I feel that, in the Heavens above, The angels, whispering to one another, Can find, among their burning terms of love, None so devotional as that of ‘Mother.’”

Edgar Allan Poe
Source: To My Mother

“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.”

Edgar Allan Poe
Source: Tamerlane
Edgar Allan Poe Love Quotes
“There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion.”

“And so, being young and dipped in folly, I fell in love with melancholy.”

Edgar Allan Poe
Source: The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe

“Years of love have been forgotten, in the hatred of a minute.”

Edgar Allan Poe
Source: Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas Ollive Mabbott (1969). “Complete Poems”

“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.”

Edgar Allan Poe

“To be thoroughly conversant with Man’s heart, is to take our final lesson in the iron-clasped volume of Despair.”

Edgar Allan Poe

“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.”

Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe Love Quotes!
“Deep in earth my love is lying and I must weep alone.”

“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.”

Edgar Allan Poe

“His heart is a suspended lute; As soon as you touch it, it resonates.”

Edgar Allan Poe

“The death then of a beautiful woman is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world, and equally is it beyond doubt that the lips best suited for such topic are those of a bereaved lover.”

Edgar Allan Poe
Source: “Edgar Allan Poe’s Complete Poetical Works”

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes About Death!

Death, funerals and gothic genres were among the favourites of Edgar Allan Poe and even the audience used to enjoy it. Check out these Edgar Allan Poe quotes about death to know more!

“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?”

Edgar Allan Poe

“To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!”

Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe Quotes About Death!
“Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.”

“Where the good and the bad and the worst and the best have gone to their eternal rest.”

Edgar Allan Poe

“Even in the grave, all is not lost.”

Edgar Allan Poe

“Every poem should remind the reader that they are going to die.”

Edgar Allan Poe

“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.”

Edgar Allan Poe
Source: 1850 ‘ForAnnie

“From a proud tower in the town, Death looks gigantically down.”

Edgar Allan Poe
Source: Classics Reimagined, Edgar Allan Poe: Stories & Poems

Edgar Allan Poe Raven Quotes!

The Raven is a poem by Edgar Allan Poe which talks about supernatural things specifically about talking ravens. Let us read these Edgar Allan Poe Raven quotes to know more!

Edgar Allan Poe Raven Quotes
“Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before.”

“Leave my loneliness unbroken.”

Edgar Allan Poe

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

Edgar Allan Poe

“Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore…”

Edgar Allan Poe

“To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom’s core.”

Edgar Allan Poe

“Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door;

This it is, and nothing more.”

Edgar Allan Poe
“Quoth the Raven, ‘Nevermore.”

“Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter, In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore.”

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes on Insanity!

We have compiled some of the quotes on Insanity and madness by Edgar Allan Poe. Check out!

“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”

Edgar Allan Poe
Source: Letter to George Washington Eveleth, 1846

“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.”

Edgar Allan Poe

“Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger, portion of truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.”

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
Edgar Allan Poe Quotes Insanity
“I have great faith in fools – self-confidence my friends will call it.”

“The ninety and nine are with dreams, content, but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true.”

Edgar Allan Poe

“With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.”

Edgar Allan Poe

“That single thought is enough. The impulse increases to a wish, the wish to a desire, the desire to an uncontrollable longing, and the longing is indulged.”

Edgar Allan Poe

“Who has not, a hundred times, found himself committing a vile or a silly action for no other reason than because he knows he should not?”

Edgar Allan Poe

So these were some of the best quotes from different poems and stories by Edgar Allan Poe. Tell us which quote(s) you liked the most in the comments section.

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