who shall say where one ends and the other begins

The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
—  Edgar Allan Poe
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                                          ( EDGAR ALLAN POE. )

  1. “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”
  2. “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
  3. “We loved with a love that was more than love.“
  4. “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”
  5. “The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?”
  6. “Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.”
  7. “I have great faith in fools - self-confidence my friends will call it.”
  8. “There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.”
  9. “Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.”
  10. “Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.”
  11. “Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.”
  12. “And all I loved, I loved alone.”
  13. “Years of love have been forgot, in the hatred of a minute.”
  14. “The best things in life make you sweaty.”
  15. “I felt that I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow.”
  16. “Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.”
  17. “Invisible things are the only realities.”
  18. “The true genius shudders at incompleteness — imperfection — and usually prefers silence to saying the something which is not everything that should be said.”
  19. “There are some secrets which do not permit themselves to be told.”
  20. “Madmen know nothing.”
  21. “That which you mistake for madness is but an over-acuteness of the senses.”
  22. "I admit the deed!”
  23. “Anything was better than this agony!”
  24. “Who’s there?”
  25. “You fancy me mad.”
  26. “I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth.”
  27. “Who dares insult us with this blasphemous mockery?”
  28. “Leave my loneliness unbroken!”
  29. “Even in the grave, all is not lost.”
  30. “It is a happiness to wonder; – it is a happiness to dream.”
  31. “Stupidity is a talent for misconception.”
  32. “A more than fiendish malevolence, gin-nurtured, thrilled every fibre of my frame.”
  33. “To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!”
  34. “The fury of a demon instantly possessed me. I knew myself no longer.”
  35. “Let my heart be still a moment.”
  36. “Villains!”
  37. “Lord, help my poor soul!”
  38. “You call it hope —  It is but agony of desire.” 
  39. “Who has not, a hundred times, found himself committing a vile or silly action for no other reason than because he knows he should not?”
  40. “The beating of a drum stimulates the soldier into courage.”
  41. “Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive.”
  42. “For the love of god!”
  43. “Nevermore.”
  44. “I have been happy, though in a dream.”
  45. “The truth is, I am heartily sick of this life.”
  46. “I am convinced that every thing is going wrong.”
  47. “The scariest monsters are the ones that lurk within our souls.”
  48. “Fool!”
  49. “And if I died, at least I will have died for you!” 
  50. “It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night.”
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The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and the other begins?

                                       –Edgar Allan Poe, The Premature Burial

The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
—  Edgar Allan Poe ~ “The Premature Burial”