EDGAR ALLAN POE TELL TALE HEART QUOTES

“True! – nervous – very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?” – from “The Tell-Tale Heart”

“It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night.” – from “The Tell-Tale Heart”

“I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell.” – from “The Tell-Tale Heart”

“Now this is the point. You fancy me mad. Madmen know nothing.” – from “The Tell-Tale Heart”

“Ha! – would a madman have been so wise as this? And then, when my head was well in the room, I undid the lantern cautiously-oh, so cautiously-prudently (for the hinges creaked)” – from “The Tell-Tale Heart”

“For his gold I had no desire. I think it was his eye! Yes, it was this! One of his eyes resembled that of a vulture – a pale blue eye, with a film over it.” – from “The Tell-Tale Heart”

“He had the eye of a vulture – a pale blue eye, with a film over it.” – from “The Tell-Tale Heart”

“The disease had sharpened my senses – not destroyed – not dulled them.” – from “The Tell-Tale Heart”

“I loved the old man. He never wronged me. He had never given me insult. For his gold I had no desire. I think it was his eye.” – from “The Tell-Tale Heart”

“It is the beating of his hideous heart!” – from “The Tell-Tale Heart”

“I admit the deed! – tear up the planks! here, here! – It is the beating of his hideous heart!” – from “The Tell-Tale Heart”

“Villains!” I shrieked, “dissemble no more! I admit the deed! – tear up the planks! – here, here! – It is the beating of his hideous heart!” – from “The Tell-Tale Heart” SHORT HEART TOUCHING LIFE LESSON QUOTES

“But, for many minutes, the heart beat on with a muffled sound.” – from “The Tell-Tale Heart”

“I felt that I must scream or die! – and now – again! – hark! louder! louder! louder!” – from “The Tell-Tale Heart”

“If still you think me mad, you will think so no longer when I describe the wise precautions I took in the concealment of the body.” – from “The Tell-Tale Heart”

“I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him.” – from “The Tell-Tale Heart”

“No doubt I now grew very pale; but I talked more fluently, and with a heightened voice.” – from “The Tell-Tale Heart”

“It was not the old man who vexed me, but his Evil Eye.” – from “The Tell-Tale Heart”

“I dragged him to the floor, and pulled the heavy bed over him.” – from “The Tell-Tale Heart”

“If you still think me mad, you will think so no longer when I describe the wise precautions I took for the concealment of the body.” – from “The Tell-Tale Heart”

“Now this is the point. You fancy me mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me.” – from “The Tell-Tale Heart”

“The old man’s terror must have been extreme! It grew louder, I say, louder every moment!” – from “The Tell-Tale Heart”