Quotes by Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe is most recognizable for his great imagination in storytelling, poetry, and has become one of the most recognizable authors from American history.

­He also had a few stints at films, with a couple of his more favorite written pieces making it to the big screen. The originality of his writing style was way ahead of its time, and his themes about neuroticism, the glorification of death (and what will happen to people in the after life), and other concepts which were more morose, were not very accepted during his time. However, today, his work is very well revered and respected, and some of his more famous pieces, still remain ever popular, even with new authors and poets today.

There have been several famous quotes by Edgar Allan Poe, which have withstood the test of time, and are still recognizable today as being from him. Whether or not you are a fan of his work, he was well ahead of his time both as an author and poet, and as a great thinker, with topics and thoughts which were far too advanced for the average population, and the average education level, of those indivdiuals living during the time his works were composed.

Here are a few examples of some of his more famous quotes, which have become synonymous with the work he has put out, and are easily recognizable as words spoken by the great Edgar Allan Poe. First, one everyone who is a fan of The Raven must know: "And my sould from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor, shall be lifted -- Nevermore!" - Refering to the Raven as taking away the deceased's sole, and acting as a figure for death, and what will happen in the afterlife, Nevermore, has become a famous word which all fans of the Raven are familiar with.

Other notable quotes spoken by Poe include: "From a proud tower in the town, Death looks gigantically down;" and "The object, Truth, or the satisfaction of the intellect, and the object, Passion, or the excitement of the heart, are, although attainabel, to a certain extent, in poetry, far more readily attainable in prose." His somber attitude, quick and witty comments, and sarcastic and sinister looks on human and mankind, are very recognizable in all his pieces of literature and fiction which were written and spoken by Poe.

From more gloomy quotes touching on the subject of death and the afterlife, to his sarcastic tone when speaking of love and human emotions, Edgar Allan Poe is one of the greatest writers to have lived, and the literature and works he produced years ago, are still alive and well known today.


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