Edgar Allan Poe

United States writer and poet (1809-1849)

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All that we see and seem is but a dream within a dream.Rate it:
Children are never too tender to be whipped. Like tough beefsteaks, the more you beat them, the more tender they become.Rate it:
Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.Rate it:
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.Rate it:
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanityRate it:
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.Rate it:
I have great faith in fools -- self confidence my friends call it.Rate it:
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence, my friends call it.Rate it:
If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.Rate it:
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.Rate it:
It may well be doubted whether human ingenuity can construct an enigma... which human ingenuity may not, by proper application, resolve.Rate it:
Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.Rate it:
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.Rate it:
Sleep, those little slices of death, how I loathe them.Rate it:
Sleep, those little slices of death; Oh how I loathe them.Rate it:
Take this kiss upon the brow And, in parting from you now,Thus much let me avow--You are not wrong who deemThat my days have been a dreamYet if hope has flown awayIn a night, or in a day,In a vision, or in none,Is it therefore the less goneAll that we see or seemIs but a dream within a dream.Rate it:
That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.Rate it:
There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one of the few.Rate it:
They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. In their gray visions they obtain glimpses of eternity; and thrill; in waking; to find they have been upon the verge of the great secret.Rate it:
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.Rate it:
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.Rate it:

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