"I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat."
"No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens."Edgar Allan Poe on Abraham Lincoln
"I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."Edgar Allan Poe on Winston Churchill
"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."Edgar Allan Poe on Robert A. Heinlein
"Time spent with cats is never wasted."Edgar Allan Poe on Sigmund Freud
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself."Edgar Allan Poe on Josh Billings
"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?"