"Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Edgar Allan Poe on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Edgar Allan Poe on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Edgar Allan Poe on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Edgar Allan Poe on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Edgar Allan Poe on Albert Einstein
"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?"