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 :: 1809-1845, American Poet, Critic, short-story Writer

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The writer who neglects punctuation, or mispunctuates, is liable to be misunderstood for the want of merely a comma, it often occurs that an axiom appears a paradox, or that a sarcasm is converted into a sermonoid.
~ Edgar Allan Poe - [Grammar]

 

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There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one of the few.
~ Edgar Allan Poe - [Song and Singing]

 

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There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.
~ Edgar Allan Poe - [Animals]

 

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To be thoroughly conversant with a man's heart, is to take our final lesson in the iron-clasped volume of despair.
~ Edgar Allan Poe - [Despair]

 

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To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.
~ Edgar Allan Poe - [Slander]

 

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We now demand the light artillery of the intellect; we need the curt, the condensed, the pointed, the readily diffused -- in place of the verbose, the detailed, the voluminous, the inaccessible. On the other hand, the lightness of the artillery should not degenerate into pop-gunnery -- by which term we may designate the character of the greater portion of the newspaper press -- their sole legitimate object being the discussion of ephemeral matters in an ephemeral manner.
~ Edgar Allan Poe - [Journalism and Journalists]

 

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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.''
~ Edgar Allan Poe - [Arts and Artists]

 

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With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
~ Edgar Allan Poe - [Poetry and Poets]

 

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