"Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Edgar Allan Poe on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Edgar Allan Poe on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Edgar Allan Poe on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Edgar Allan Poe on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Edgar Allan Poe on Booker T. Washington
"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?"