The best Quotations


If mr. vincent price were to be co-starred with miss bette davis in a story by mr. edgar allan poe directed by mr. roger corman, it could not fully express the pent-up violence and depravity of a single day in the life of the average family.
- Quentin Crisp

I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; i'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: the eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.
- Edgar A. Guest

You are the person who has to decide. whether you'll do it or toss it aside; you are the person who makes up your mind. whether you'll lead or will linger behind. whether you'll try for the goal that's afar. or just be contented to stay where you are.
- Edgar A. Guest

You ought to be true for the sake of the folks who think you are true. you never should stoop to a deed that your folks think you would not do. if you are false to yourself, be the blemish but small, you have injured your folks; you have been false to them all.
- Edgar A. Guest

A strong argument for the religion of christ is this - that offences against charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made - not to understand - but to feel - as crime.
- Edgar Allan Poe

All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream.
- Edgar Allan Poe

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

Believe me, there exists no such dilemma as that in which a gentleman is placed when he is forced to reply to a blackguard.
- Edgar Allan Poe

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

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
- Edgar Allan Poe

I have great faith in fools; my friends call it self-confidence.
- Edgar Allan Poe

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

I never can hear a crowd of people singing and gesticulating, all together, at an italian opera, without fancying myself at athens, listening to that particular tragedy, by sophocles, in which he introduces a full chorus of turkeys, who set about bewailing the death of meleager.
- Edgar Allan Poe

In criticism i will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. from this purpose nothing shall turn me.
- Edgar Allan Poe

It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Mournful and never-ending remembrance.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Thank heaven! the crisis - the danger, is past, and the lingering illness, is over at last, and the fever called ''living'' is conquered at last.
- Edgar Allan Poe

That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.
- Edgar Allan Poe

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.
- Edgar Allan Poe

The best chess-player in christendom may be little more than the best player of chess; but proficiency in whist implies capacity for success in all these more important undertakings where mind struggles with mind.
- Edgar Allan Poe

The nose of a mob is its imagination. by this, at any time, it can be quietly led.
- Edgar Allan Poe

The writer who neglects punctuation, or mispunctuates, is liable to be misunderstood for the want of merely a comma, it often occurs that an axiom appears a paradox, or that a sarcasm is converted into a sermonoid.
- Edgar Allan Poe

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.
- Edgar Allan Poe

There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere man.
- Edgar Allan Poe


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Quotation In this world of change naught which comes stays and naught which goes is lost. - writer
Quotation We of the sinking middle class may sink without further struggles into the working class where we belong, and probably when we get there it will not be so dreadful as we feared, for, after all, we have nothing to lose. - writer
Quotation He was as fresh as is the month of May. - writer
Quotation Nations without a past are contradictions in terms. What makes a nation is the past, what justifies one nation against others is the past, and historians are the people who produce it. - writer
Quotation I don't know why women want any of the things men have when one the things that women have is men. - writer
Quotation We live in an atmosphere of shame. We are ashamed of everything that is real about us; ashamed of ourselves, of our relatives, of our incomes, of our accents, of our opinions, of our experience, just as we are ashamed of our naked skins. - writer