I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
– Edgar Allan Poe (1807 – 1849)
Yesterday was Edgar Allan Poe’s 207th birthday. Yes, we’re a day late, but I highly doubt he’d notice. Happy belated birthday, Mr. Poe. May the afterlife be half as dreadfully exciting as in your tales.
Be still, tell tale heart. Investigate beneath the floorboards for other Quotable Quickies.
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