587 – “I was never really insane, except on occasions where my heart was touched.”

–Edgar Allan Poe in a letter to Maria Poe Clemm [See Source Notes for context]

Quote Number:  148

Source:Poe, Edgar Allan. Edgar Allan Poe to Maria Poe Clemm, July 07, 1849. At The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore. Online Here.

Source Notes: Maria Poe Clemm was both Edgar Allan Poe’s aunt and mother-in-law, with Edgar mentioning that he had been jailed for excessive drunkenness, because of despair over the loss of his wife Virginia Clemm Poe in 1847.


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