Edgar Allan Poe – Were I called on to…

Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it…


“Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it ‘the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.’ The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of ‘Artist.'”
-Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe – I have no faith in…

I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no…


“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