"All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Edgar Allan Poe on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Edgar Allan Poe on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Edgar Allan Poe on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Edgar Allan Poe on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Edgar Allan Poe on Albert Camus
"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?"