"It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Edgar Allan Poe on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Edgar Allan Poe on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Edgar Allan Poe on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Edgar Allan Poe on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Edgar Allan Poe on William Shakespeare
"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?"