Edgar Allan Poe was an American author who lived in the 19th century and is considered to be a pioneer in the field of short stories as well as detective fiction among others. In addition to being one of the most influential writers in the United States during his time, he was also a literary critic and an editor of great repute. Poe attended the University of Virginia but could not complete his education due to a shortage of funds and later on, he failed to become an army cadet at West Point. However, the failure at West Point futher pushed him towards literature and before long he became a celebrated writer. Some of his most notable and successful works include the poem ‘The Raven’ written in 1845, the stories ‘The Tell Tale Heart’ and ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ among others. It is often stated that Edgar Allen Poe’s works were far ahead of its time and hence it went on to influence the literary landscape for many years to come. Poe was also known as a witty and intelligent man who could deliver killing on-liners with ease and here are some of the choicest quotes by him.