Quotes from Berenice

Edgar Allan Poe ·  24 pages

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“But as, in ethics, evil is a consequence of good, so, in fact, out of joy is sorrow born. Either the memory of past bliss is the anguish of today, or the agonies which are have their origin in the ecstasies which might have been.
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Berenice


“To muse for long unwearied hours with my attention riveted to some frivolous device upon the margin, or in the typography of a book — to become absorbed for the better part of a summer's day in a quaint shadow falling aslant upon the tapestry, or upon the floor — to lose myself for an entire night in watching the steady flame of a lamp, or the embers of a fire — to dream away whole days over the perfume of a flower — to repeat monotonously some common word, until the sound, by dint of frequent repetition, ceased to convey any idea whatever to the mind — to lose all sense of motion or physical existence in a state of absolute bodily quiescence long and obstinately persevered in — Such were a few of the most common and least pernicious vagaries induced by a condition of the mental faculties, not, indeed, altogether unparalleled, but certainly bidding defiance to any thing like analysis or explanation.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Berenice


“How is it that from beauty I have derived a type of unloveliness?—from the covenant of peace a simile of sorrow? But as, in ethics, evil is a consequence of good, so, in fact, out of joy is sorrow born.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Berenice


“En la extraña anomalía de mi existencia, los sentimientos en mí nunca venían del corazón, y las pasiones siempre venían de la inteligencia.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Berenice


“In the strange anomaly of my existence, feelings with me had never been of the heart, and my passions always were of the mind.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Berenice



“Igual que en la ética el mal es consecuencia del bien, en realidad de la alegría nace la tristeza. O la memoria de la dicha pasada es la angustia de hoy, o las agonías que son se originan en los éxtasis que pudieron haber sido.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Berenice


“Las realidades del mundo terrestre me afectaron como visiones, sólo como visiones, mientras las extrañas ideas del mundo de los sueños, por el contrario, se tornaron no en materia de mi existencia cotidiana, sino realmente en mi cínica y total existencia.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Berenice


“W tej właśnie komnacie przyszedłem na świat. Z odmętów długiej nocy, która miała pozór, lecz nie była nicością, wyłoniłem się po to, aby wkroczyć nagle w krainę baśni, w pałacowe przepychy fantazji, w dziwaczne dziedziny myśli i wiedzy klasztornej. Nie dziw tedy, że przerażonym a płomiennym wzrokiem badałem świat dookolny, że dzieciństwo spędziłem wśród ksiąg, a młodość roztrwoniłem na marzeniach; lecz zastanawia ta okoliczność, że gdy lata upływały i południe dojrzałego wieku zastało mnie jeszcze żywcem w gnieździe mych przodków — zastanawia, powtarzam, ta okoliczność, że bijące źródła mojego życia zaprawiły się nagłym zastojem, że w kierunku najwłaściwszego mi myślenia stał się przewrót zupełny. Zjawiska rzeczywistości potrącały o mnie jak sny i tylko jako sny, podczas gdy szaleńcze pomysły z krainy snów stały się w zamian nie tylko strawą mego codziennego istnienia, lecz stanowczo jedynym i całkowitym istnieniem w samym sobie.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Berenice


“que malgastara mi niñez entre libros”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Berenice


“En los días más brillantes de su belleza incomparable no la amé. En la extraña anomalía de mi existencia, mis sentimientos nunca venían del corazón, y mis pasiones siempre venían de la mente.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Berenice



“(...) wspomnienie minionego szczęścia stanowi żałość dnia dzisiejszego”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Berenice


“Ci i owi bez wątpienia pomyślą, że mój rozum, tracący równowagę pod wpływem błahostek, był poniekąd pokrewny owej skale morskiej, o której Ptolemeusz Hefestion opowiada, że opierała się niewzruszenie wszelkim napaściom ludzkim i straszliwszym jeszcze wściekłościom wałów wodnych i wichrów, a drżała jedynie pod dotykiem kwiecia zwanego asfodelą.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Berenice


“Igual que en la ética el mal es consecuencia del bien, en realidad de la alegría nace la tristeza.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Berenice


About the author

Edgar Allan Poe
Born place: in Boston, Massachusetts, The United States
Born date January 19, 1809
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