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35 Inspirational Edgar Allan Poe Quotes On Success

Last Updated May 2023

35 Inspirational Edgar Allan Poe Quotes On Success

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. He is best celebrated for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and of American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country’s earliest practitioners of the short story. He is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially  difficult life and career. Poe and his works influenced literature around the world, as well as specialized fields such as cosmology and cryptography. He and his work appear throughout popular culture in literature, music, films, and television. A number of his homes are dedicated museums today. The Mystery Writers of America present an annual award known as the Edgar Award for distinguished work in the mystery genre. May these Edgar Allan Poe Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind.” Edgar Allan Poe

2. “Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.” Edgar Allan Poe

3. “The most natural, and, consequently, the truest and most intense of the human affections are those which arise in the heart as if by electric sympathy.” Edgar Allan Poe

4. “Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts.” Edgar Allan Poe

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

6. “Love like mine can never be gotten over.” Edgar Allan Poe

7. “The realities of the world affected me as visions, and as visions only, while the wild ideas of the land of dreams became, in turn, not the material of my everyday existence but in very deed that existence utterly and solely in itself.” Edgar Allan Poe

8. “The customs of the world are so many conventional follies.” Edgar Allan Poe

9. “It is a happiness to wonder; it is a happiness to dream.” Edgar Allan Poe

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

11. “The true genius shudders at incompleteness – and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.” Edgar Allan Poe

12. “Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.” Edgar Allan Poe

13. “I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.” Edgar Allan Poe

14. “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.” Edgar Allan Poe

15. “Stupidity is a talent for misconception.” Edgar Allan Poe

16. “If it’s meant for you, you won’t have to beg for it. You will never have to sacrifice your dignity for your destiny.” Edgar Allan Poe

17. “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

18. “There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.” Edgar Allan Poe

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

20. “Man’s real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.” Edgar Allan Poe

21. “We loved with a love that was more than love.” Edgar Allan Poe

22. “If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.” Edgar Allan Poe

23. “Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence – whether much that is glorious – whether all that is profound does not spring from disease of thought, from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect.” Edgar Allan Poe

24. “With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.” Edgar Allan Poe

25. “There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion.” Edgar Allan Poe

26. “I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.” Edgar Allan Poe

27. “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

28. “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” Edgar Allan Poe

29. “The scariest monsters are the ones that lurk within our souls.” Edgar Allan Poe

30. “Coincidences, in general, are great stumbling blocks in the way of that class of thinkers who have been educated to know nothing of the theory of probabilities – that theory to which the most glorious objects of human research are indebted for the most glorious of illustration.” Edgar Allan Poe

31. “There are some secrets which do not permit themselves to be told.” Edgar Allan Poe

32. “I dread the events of the future, not in themselves but in their results.” Edgar Allan Poe

33. “There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion.” Edgar Allan Poe

34. “Mysteries force a man to think, and so injure his health.” Edgar Allan Poe

35. “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” Edgar Allan Poe

I hope you enjoyed these Edgar Allan Poe Quotes On Success. Do let us know which one was your favorite in the comments section below.

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My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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