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Quotes by edgar allen poe - (64 quotes)

Edgar Allan Poe - From the Beginning category:

All works of art should begin... at the end. (Edgar Allan Poe)

Edgar Allan Poe - From the Dreams category:

All that we see or seem / Is but a dream / within a dream. (Edgar Allan Poe)

Edgar Allan Poe - From the Eccentricity category:

Men have called me mad, but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence – whether much that is glorious – whether all that is profound – does not spring from disease of thought – from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect. (Edgar Allan Poe)

Edgar Allan Poe - From the Exhaustion category:

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary... (Edgar Allan Poe)

Edgar Allan Poe - From the Fire category:

The generous Critic fann'd the Poet's fire, / And taught the world with reason to admire. (Edgar Allan Poe)

Edgar Allan Poe - From the Imagination category:

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. (Edgar Allan Poe)

Edgar Allan Poe - From the Perfection category:

I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago. (Edgar Allan Poe)

Edgar Allan Poe - From the Poetry category:

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. (Edgar Allan Poe)

Edgar Allan Poe - From the Wonder category:

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. (Edgar Allan Poe)

Amy Poehler - From the Adventure category:

Adventure and danger can be good for your heart and soul. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Advice category:

I asked people who have already finished books for advice, which is akin to asking a mother with a four-year-old what childbirth is like. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Aging category:

Fighting aging is like the War on Drugs. It's expensive, does more harm than good, and has been proven to never end. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Anxiety category:

- Yes Please...
Career is the stringing together of opportunities and jobs. Mix in public opinion and past regrets. Add a dash of future panic and a whole lot of financial uncertainty. Career is something that fools you into thinking you are in control and then takes pleasure in reminding you that you aren't. Career is the thing that will not fill you up and will never make you truly whole. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Change category:

Your ability to navigate and tolerate change and its painful uncomfortableness directly correlates to your happiness and general well-being. See what I just did there? I saved you thousands of dollars on self-help books. If you can surf your life rather than plant your feet, you will be happier. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Chaos category:

Too often we women try to tackle chaos that is not ours to fix. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Children category:

Always remember your kid's name. Always remember where you put your kid. Don't let your kid drive until their feet can reach the pedals. Use the right size diapers... for yourself. And, when in doubt, make funny faces. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Collaboration category:

As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people's ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Creativity category:

Creativity is connected to passion - that light inside that drives you. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Criticism category:

As an actor, you can certainly, at any moment and at any time, discover 400 people who think you're stupid, fat and ugly. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Desire category:

It doesn't matter how much you get; you are left wanting more. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Drunkenness category:

Please don't drive drunk, okay? Seriously... But by all means, walk drunk. That looks hilarious. Everyone loves to watch someone act like they are trying to make it to safety during a hurricane. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Ego category:

I've always dreamed of growing up to be Amy Poehler. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Ego category:

Our ego is a monster that loves to sit at the head of the table, and I have learned that my ego is just as rude and loud and hungry as everyone else's. It doesn't matter how much you get; you are left wanting more. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Emotion category:

Don't treat your heart like an action figure wrapped in plastic and never used. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Exhaustion category:

I am tired of being tired and talking about how tired I am. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Friendship category:

- Yes Please...
I want to be around people that do things. I don't want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people that dream and support and do things. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Fun category:

I think if I have established anything in my book, it's that a key element of being my friend is being comfortable with my forced fun. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Gender category:

I love bossy women. Some people hate the word, and I understand how "bossy" can seem like a shitty way to describe a woman with a determined point of view, but for me, a bossy woman is someone to search out and celebrate. A bossy woman is someone who cares and commits and is a natural leader. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Gender category:

It takes years as a woman to unlearn what you have been taught to be sorry for. It takes years to find your voice and seize your real estate. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Greatness category:

Great people do things before they're ready. They do things before they know they can do it. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Humanity category:

People are their most beautiful when they are laughing, crying, dancing, playing, telling the truth, and being chased in a fun way. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Influence category:

Watching great people do what you love is a good way to start learning how to do it yourself. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Journey category:

You can only move if you are actually in the moment. You have to be where you are to get where you need to go. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Keys category:

Ambivalence is a key to success. You have to care about your work but not the result. You have to care about how good you are... but not about how good people think you are... (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Keys category:

Nice manners are the secret keys to the universe. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Knowledge category:

I know enough now to know I know nothing. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Life category:

A person's tragedy does not make up their entire life. A story carves deep grooves into our brains each time we tell it. But we aren't one story. We can change our stories. We can write our own. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Life category:

I am a firm believer that every few years one needs to shake one's life through a sieve, like a miner in the Yukon. The gold nuggets remain. The rest falls through like the soft earth it is. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Mirrors category:

Sometimes we whisper it quietly and other times we shout it out loud in front of a mirror. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Mirrors category:

I've grown tired of smoke and mirrors. I yearn for the clean, well-lighted place. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Money category:

There's something so romantic about being broke in New York. You gotta do it. You have to live there once without any money, and then you have to live there when you have money. Let me tell you, of the two, the latter is far better. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Possessions category:

The earlier you learn that you should focus on what you have, and not obsess about what you don't have, the happier you will be. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Possibilities category:

Try to keep your mind open to possibilities and your mouth closed on matters that you don't know about. Limit your 'always' and your 'nevers.' (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Power category:

I get a little itchy if I don't have some control. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Profession category:

If your career is a bad boyfriend, it is healthy to remember you can always leave and go sleep with somebody else. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Questions category:

- Yes Please...
I cannot stress enough that the answer to life's questions is often in people's faces. Try putting your iPhones down once in a while, and look in people's faces. People's faces will tell you amazing things. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Questions category:

I think we should stop asking people in their twenties what they 'want to do' and start asking them what they don't want to do. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Questions category:

'What are you going to do?' makes everybody feel like they haven't done anything yet. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Rewards category:

It likes it when you don't depend on it. It will reward you every time you don't act needy. It will chase you when you act like other things (passion, friendship, family, longevity) are more important to you. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Risk category:

Doing what you're afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks... that's what life is. You might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that's really special, and if you're not good, who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Sadness category:

Emotions are like passing storms, and you have to remind yourself that it won't rain forever. You just have to sit down and watch it pour outside and then peek your head out when it looks dry. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Sleep category:

Sleep and I do not have a good relationship. We have never been good friends. I am constantly chasing sleep and then pushing it away. A good night's sleep is my white whale. Like Ahab, I am also a total drama queen about it. I love to talk about how little sleep I get. I brag about it, as if it is a true indication of how hard I work. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Sleep category:

Sleep helps you win at life. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Success category:

Success is filled with MSG. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Suffering category:

Any painful experience makes you see things differently. It also reminds you of the simple truths that we purposely forget every day or else we would never get out of bed. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Survival category:

The only way we will survive is by being kind. The only way we can get by in this world is through the help we receive from others. No one can do it alone, no matter how great the machines are. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Technology category:

My phone is trying to kill me. It is a battery-charged rectangle of disappointment and possibility. It is a technological pacifier. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Thinking category:

Well, the first thing we do is take our brain out and put it in a drawer. Stick it somewhere and let it tantrum until it wears itself out. You may still hear the brain and all the shitty things it is saying to you, but it will be muffled, and just the fact that it is not in your head anymore will make things seem clearer. And then you just do it. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Time category:

You can control time. You can stop it or stretch it or loop it around. You can travel back and forth by living in the moment and paying attention. Time can be your bitch if you just let go of the 'next' and the 'before'. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Vulnerability category:

It's very hard to have ideas. It's very hard to put yourself out there, it's very hard to be vulnerable, but those people who do that are the dreamers, the thinkers and the creators. They are the magic people of the world. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Windows category:

When your children arrive, the best you can hope for is that they break open everything about you. Your mind floods with oxygen. Your heart becomes a room with wide-open windows. You laugh hard every day... (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Words category:

Saying 'yes' doesn't mean I don't know how to say no, and saying 'please' doesn't mean I am waiting for permission. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Work category:

You do it because the doing of it is the thing. The doing is the thing. The talking and worrying and thinking is not the thing. (Amy Poehler)

Amy Poehler - From the Writing category:

No one tells the truth about writing a book. Authors pretend their stories were always shiny and perfect and just waiting to be written. The truth is, writing is this: hard and boring and occasionally great but usually not. Even I have lied about writing. I have told people that writing this book has been like brushing away dirt from a fossil. What a load of shit. It has been like hacking away at a freezer with a screwdriver. (Amy Poehler)