Notwithstanding his desperate effort to realize Poe’s idea, he [Baudelaire] only proved Poe correct, who had said that no man can bare his heart quite naked; there always will be something held back, something false ostentatiously thrust forward. The grimace, the attitude, the pomp of rhetoric are so many buffers between the soul of man and the sharp reality of published confessions.
La poe sie veutquelque chose d'e norme, debarbare et de sauvage. Poetry needs something on the scale of the grand, the barbarous, the savage.Denis Diderot
Le poe' te est vraiment voleur de feu. The poet is the true fire-stealer.
La poe sie est l'expression, par le langage humain ramene e a' son rythme essentiel, du sens myste rieux des aspects de l'existence; elle doue ainsi d'authenticite notre se jour et constitue la seule ta" che spirituelle. Poetry is an expression, through human language restored to its essential rhythm, of the mysteriousness of existence; it endows our life with authenticity and constitutes our only spiritual task.Ste phane Mallarme
La poe sie ne rythmera plus l'action; elle sera en avant. Poetry will no longer keep step with theaction; it will be ahead of it.
'It's rather like a poe story, isn't it,' said Patrick luxuriously, unfocusing his eyes. 'A person sees the chance of a better life passing by, and he makes as if to call out' - he flung one arm in the imploring gesture of a soul in torment - 'but something in his nature makes him hesitate. He pauses ... he closes his lips ... he steps back ... and then he slides down, and down, and down.'helen garner
poe with a cross, that's what you are, adored of the gangster age.Charles Baudelaire
We should not allow ourselves to believe that writers like poe have more imagination than those who are content with describing things as they really are. It is surely easier to invent striking situations in this way than to tread the beaten track which intelligent minds have followed throughout the centuries.eugène delacroix
Against the wall, near the head of the bunk, was a rack filled with books. I glanced over them, noting with astonishment such names as Shakespeare, Tennyson, poe, and De Quincey. There were scientific works too, among which were represented men such as Tyndall, Proctor, and Darwin.jack london
There comes poe , with his raven, like Barnaby Rudge, Three-fifths of him genius and two-fifths sheer fudge.james russell lowell
poe is the only impeccable writer. He was never mistaken.paul valéry
Edgar Allan poe (himself) 1809 - 1849