Quotes from Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Edgar Allan Poe ·  112 pages

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“To conceive the horror of my sensations is, I presume, utterly impossible; yet a curiosity to penetrate the mysteries of these awful regions predominates even over my despair, and will reconcile me to the most hideous aspect of death.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Tales of Mystery and Imagination


“As for Republicanism, no analogy could be found for it upon the face of the earth—unless we except the case of the "prairie dogs," an exception which seems to demonstrate, if anything, that democracy is a very admirable form of government—for dogs.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Tales of Mystery and Imagination


“It is evident that we are hurrying onward to some exciting knowledge—some never-to-be-imparted secret, whose attainment is destruction.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Tales of Mystery and Imagination


“The teeth!—the teeth!—they were here, and there, and everywhere, and visibly and palpably before me; long, narrow, and excessively white, with the pale lips writhing about them, as in the very moment of their first terrible development.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Tales of Mystery and Imagination


“É um facto que um homem engenhoso é sempre fantasista, enquanto o homem verdadeiramente imaginativo é, no fundo, um analista.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Tales of Mystery and Imagination



“I had done a deed—what was it?”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Tales of Mystery and Imagination


“Nelaimei ir daudz seju. Ļaužu izmisumam ir daudzi veidi. Līdzīgi varavīksnei, tas liecas pāri plašajam apvārsnim, un tā veidi ir tikpat dažādi kā šī loka krāsas- tikpat izšķirīgas un tomēr saplūdušas vienotā mirdzumā. Liecas pāri plašajam apvārsnim kā varavīksne! Kā gan varēja gadīties, ka es minēju skaisto, lai izskaidrotu pretīgo, izvēlējos miera vēstnesi par salīdzinājumu postam.? Bet, tāpat kā ētiskos secinājumos ļaunums ir labā sekas, tā arī no prieka dzimst bēdas.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Tales of Mystery and Imagination


“Jetez sur une étoile un rapide coup d'œil, regardez-la obliquement, en tournant vers elle la partie latérale de la rétine (beaucoup plus sensible à une lumière faible que la partie centrale), et vous verrez l'étoile plus distinctement; vous aurez l'appréciation la plus juste de son éclat, éclat qui s'obscurcit à proportion que vous dirigez votre vue en plein sur elle. Dans le dernier cas, il tombe sur l'œil un plus grand nombre de rayons; mais dans le premier, il y a une réceptibilité plus complète, une susceptibilité beaucoup plus vive. Une profondeur outrée affaiblit la pensée et la rend perplexe; et il est possible de faire disparaître Vénus elle-même du firmament par une attention trop soutenue, trop concentrée, trop directe.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Tales of Mystery and Imagination


“Vai nu atmiņas par vakardienas laimi liek mums ciest šodien, vai arī šīsdienas ciešanu sakne meklējama pāri plūstošā priekā, kas varētu būt bijis.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Tales of Mystery and Imagination


“Īstenība man likās kā maldu tēls, vienīgi maldu tēls, bet sapņu valstības rēgainie priekšstati savukārt kļuva par manas esības pamatu- tikai šinī valstībā nedalāmi ritēja mana dzīve.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Tales of Mystery and Imagination



“Nenormālas jau savā būtībā- manas jūtas nekad nenāca no sirds, bet vienmēr no prāta.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Tales of Mystery and Imagination


“Es baidos no nākotnes, pareizāk sakot, - no tā, ko tā nesīs. Nodrebu, domādams, ka ikviens, pat visnenozīmīgākais notikums var manas dvēseles satraukumu vērst neizturamu. Īstenībā es nebaidos no briesmām, bet no šausmām, ko tās izraisa. Savā nožēlojamā, drosmi paralizējošā stāvoklī jūtu, ka agrāk vai vēlāk pienāks diena, kad cīņā ar nepielūdzamo rēgu- BAILĒM, būs jāatsakās ne vien no dzīves, bet arī no saprāta.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Tales of Mystery and Imagination


“The look on his face frightened me terribly, but at the same time I was pleased not to be alone any more.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Tales of Mystery and Imagination


“Un esprit tourné à la folie pouvait bien se laisser entraîner par de pareilles suggestions, surtout quand elles s'accordaient avec ses idées favorites préconçues”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Tales of Mystery and Imagination


“Son front, quoique peu ridé, semble porter le sceau d'une myriade d'années. Ses cheveux gris sont des archives du passé et ses yeux, plus gris encore, sont des sibylles de l'avenir.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Tales of Mystery and Imagination



“آدم هوشمند همیشه قوه خیال‌پردازی دارد، ولی آدمی که واقعاً قوه تخیل داشته باشد، در درجه اول یک متخصص تحلیلی است.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Tales of Mystery and Imagination


“salutaire dont l'action suppléait à l'énergie, commençait maintenant à refluer et à reprendre”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Tales of Mystery and Imagination


“هر عقیده‌ای که از دیگران رسیده و قبول‌شده باشد، فکر احمقانه‌ای بیش نیست، زیرا بافکر اکثریت مردم سازگار آمده است.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Tales of Mystery and Imagination


“همیشه به عمقی زیادتر از حد لزوم فرورفتن فکر را ضعیف و تردید را زیاد می‌کند.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Tales of Mystery and Imagination


“آدمی فقط ازآن‌جهت کاملاً تسلیم مرگ می‌شود که اراده‌ای ضعیف و ناتوان دارد.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Tales of Mystery and Imagination



“نه در عمیق‌ترین خواب‌ها، نه در حال هذیان، نه در حال بیهوشی، نه در مرگ، نه حتی در درون گور، باز همه‌چیز از میان نمی‌رود، زیرا اگر جز این بود، ابدیت برای انسان وجود نداشت.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, quote from Tales of Mystery and Imagination


About the author

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