"All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."Edgar Allan Poe on Albert Einstein
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."Edgar Allan Poe on Dr. Seuss
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."Edgar Allan Poe on Albert Einstein
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."Edgar Allan Poe on Albert Einstein
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"Edgar Allan Poe on Sun Tzu
"Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'"
"Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears."
"Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words."
"I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty."
"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?"