Here in the Pacific Northwest, the nights have grown colder, the days shorter, and the leaves are starting to change. It’s my favorite time of the year. I figure it’s the perfect moment to share some of my favorite quotes from the king of gothic romanticism and inventor of the detective novel, Edgar Allan Poe.
“They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.”
—The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
“Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger, portion of truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.”
Do you have a favorite Edgar Allan Poe quote? Is there a story of his which you love? Let me know in the comments!