Born on the 19th of January 1809, Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet, writer, editor, and literary critic. His popular books are mostly short stories and poetry that are inspired by the mystery and macabre. He was also considered to be the father or creator of detective fiction. This collection of Edgar Allan Poe quotes will cover topics like life, poetry, writing, and more. But first, let me give some more information about who is our author of the day.
He was born in Boston but when his father walked out of the family and his mother passed away shortly after, he was taken by John and Frances Allan. He was moved to Virginia. Edgar Allan Poe was born Edgar Poe, although his new family never adopted him formally, he went with the name Edgar Allan Poe and stayed with the couple until adulthood.
He attended the University of Virginia but was not able to finish due to financial problems. In 1827, he was enlisted in the US Army, and in the same year, he published his first collection of short stories called “Tamerlane and Other Poems. He failed as a cadet officer and parted ways with the agency to become a poet and a writer.
During this time, he worked for different writing and publishing companies which forced him to move to different states, mainly Eastern states. In 1836, he married his 13-year old cousin Virginia Clemm who died just 10 years later from tuberculosis.
Poe’s most popular books and poems are “The Raven”, “Annable Lee”, “A Dream Within a Dream”, “To Helen”, “Lenore”, “The Haunted Palace”, and “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”.
COLLECTION OF EDGAR ALLAN POE QUOTES AND CAPTIONS
Enjoy and get inspired with these quotes from Edgar Allan Poe about writing, poetry, life, and death. Check out these posters with printed quotes of Edgar Allan Poe.
“The best things in life make you sweaty.”
“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.”
“To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!”
“All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.”
“Believe nothing you hear and only one half that you see.”
“It is a happiness to wonder; it is a happiness to dream.”
“Music, when combined with a pleasurable idea, is poetry; music without the idea is simply music; the idea without the music is prose from its very definitiveness.”
“Lord, help my poor soul.”
“There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion.”
“I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.”
Edgar Allan Poe dies on October 7, 1849, in Baltimore, at just the age of 40. His death was sudden and also mysterious. It’s unclear what the cause of death but it’s been assumed that alcoholism, suicide, substance abuse, and disease contributed greatly.
I hope you found this Edgar Allan Poe quotes list helpful.