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Edgar Allan Poe
1809 - 1849

American writer, editor, poet, and critic, author of The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado and other classic works of horror


Truth is not always in a well. In fact, as regards the more important knowledge, I do believe that she is invariably superficial. The depth lies in the valleys where we seek her, and not upon the mountain-tops where she is found.

1841 - from The Murders in the Rue Morgue