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The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes from The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings
  1. #1
    “Now this is the point. You fancy me a mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded...”
  2. #2
    “But our love it was stronger by far than the love
    Of those who were older than we—
    Of many far wiser than we—
    And neither the angels in Heaven above
    Nor the demons down under the sea
    Can ever dissever my soul from the soul”
  3. #3
    “It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night.”
  4. #4
    “True, nervous, very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am, but why will say that I am mad?! The disease had sharpened my senses, not destroyed, not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute.”
  5. #5
    “I smiled,—for what had I to fear?”
  6. #6
    “They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
  7. #7
    “Have we not a perpetual inclination, in the teeth of our best judgment, to violate that which is Law, merely because we understand it to be such?”
  8. #8
    “But we loved with a love that was more than love, I and my Annabel Lee.”
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