Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic.
1268. I intend to put up with nothing that I can put down.
1269. It is a happiness to wonder; -- it is a happiness to dream.
1270. Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence.
1271. To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!
1272. A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.
1273. Art is to look at not to criticize.
1274. The idea of God, infinity, or spirit stands for the possible attempt at an impossible conception.
1275. When a madman appears thoroughly sane, indeed, it is high time to put him in a Straitjacket.
1276. I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty.
369. All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
370. I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
371. All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
372. I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
373. 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?”
374. Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
375. Man’s real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
376. The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
377. With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.