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Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

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

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“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” 

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“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.” 

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“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?” 

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“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” 

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

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

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“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.” 

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“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.”

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