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

“I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.” – The Narrator

“I could scarcely contain my feelings of triumph.” – The Narrator

“And now have I not told you that what you mistake for madness is but over-acuteness of the senses?” – The Narrator

“I foamed – I raved – I swore!” – The Narrator

“There was a low, dull, quick sound – much such a sound as a watch makes when enveloped in cotton.” – The Narrator

“I felt myself getting pale and wished they would go away.” – The Narrator

“It was the beating of the old man’s heart.” – The Narrator

“I cursed the noise that irritated me” – The Narrator

“It grew louder – louder – louder! And still the men chatted pleasantly, and smiled.” – The Narrator

“I saw it with perfect distinctness – all a dull blue, with a hideous veil over it that chilled the very marrow in my bones.” – The Narrator

“The sound would be heard by a neighbor!” – The Narrator BEST QUOTE ABOUT LIFE AND FRIENDS

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

“Never before that night had I felt the extent of my own powers – of my own sagacity.” – The Narrator

“The night waned, and I worked hastily, but in silence.” – The Narrator

“Anything was more tolerable than this derision!” – The Narrator

“No doubt I now grew very pale; but I talked more fluently.” – The Narrator

“It was the single grain of corn that destroyed me!” – The Narrator

“I kept pushing her body, and eventually three policemen heard the noise and came.” – The Narrator

“Villains!” I shrieked, “dissemble no more! I admit the deed! — tear up the planks!” – The Narrator

“And now, at the dead hour of the night, amid the dreadful silence of that old house, so strange a noise as this excited me to uncontrollable terror.” – The Narrator

“True! Nervous – very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?” – The Narrator