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Edgar Allan Poe
(1809-1849) born on
Jan 19
US poet, short-story writer. He is famous for his mysterious, macabre stories and poems, e.g., "The Gold Bug," 1843 and "The Raven," 1845.
         
   
F
Truth is not always in a well. In fact, as regards the more important knowledge, I do believe that she is invariably superficial. The depth lies in the valleys where we seek her, and not upon the mountain-tops where she is found.

R
That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.
A
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
N
In [chess], where the pieces have different and "bizarre" motions, with various and variable values, what is only complex, is mistaken (a not unusual error) for what is profound.
K
In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841).
R: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
A: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
N: The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841).
K: Marginalia, in "Graham's Magazine" (Philadelphia), Dec. 1846.
   


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