"The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Edgar Allan Poe on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Edgar Allan Poe on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Edgar Allan Poe on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Edgar Allan Poe on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Edgar Allan Poe on Helen Keller
"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?"