Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

Some quotes to inspire my horror writing;

* ‘And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me — filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;’ – The Raven

* ‘It was the work of the rushing gust — but then without those doors there did stand the lofty and enshrouded figure of the Lady Madeline of Usher.  There was blood upon her white robes, and the evidence of some bitter struggle upon every portion of her emaciated frame.’ – The Fall of the House of Usher

* ‘And then I fell suddenly calm, and lay smiling at the glittering death, as a child at some rare bauble.’ – The Pit and the Pendulum 

* ‘I took from my waistcoat pocket a pen-knife, opened it, grasped the poor beast by the throat, and deliberately cut one of its eyes from the socket.’ – The Black Cat

* ‘I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him.’ – The Tell-Tale Heart

* ‘And his eyes have all that seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming.’ – The Raven


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