Masque of the Red Death: Famous Poe Quotes

Posted May 23, 2012 by Sara | Novel Novice 1 Comment

Our May Book of the Month, Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin, was inspired by the short story of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe. So all month, we’ve been featuring lots of information about Poe. Today, we’re bringing you some of the author/poet’s most famous quotes!

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.

Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”

“It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.”

“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”

“We loved with a love that was more than love.”

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”

“There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.”

“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.”

“The ‘Red Death’ had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous.”

“It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.”

“Every moment of the night
Forever changing places
And they put out the star-light
With the breath from their pale faces”

“And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.”

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