The Raven Quotes

19 of the best book quotes from The Raven
  1. #1
    “Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;”
  2. #2
    “Leave my loneliness unbroken”
  3. #3
    “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”
  4. #4
    “Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”
  5. #5
    “Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore...”
  6. #6
    To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom’s core;
  7. #7
    Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn,
    It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore –
  8. #8
    Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
    Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor.
  9. #9
    And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
    On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
  1. #10
    Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning
  2. #11
    And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
    Shall be lifted – nevermore
  3. #12
    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
  4. #13
    In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore;
  5. #14
    “Doubtless,” said I, “what it utters is its only stock and store
    Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster
  6. #15
    “Get thee back into the tempest and the Night’s Plutonian shore!
  7. #16
    “Prophet!” said I, “thing of evil! – prophet still, if bird or devil! –
    Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
  8. #17
    Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
    By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
  9. #18
    “Be that word our sign in parting, bird or fiend!” I shrieked, upstarting
  10. #19
    From my books surcease of sorrow – sorrow for the lost Lenore –
    For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore –

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Edgar Allan Poe, David Pelham, Christopher Wormell
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