Quotes from “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allan Poe

William Chapman
William Chapmanhas quoted5 days ago
quality of the observation.
William Chapman
William Chapmanhas quoted5 days ago
As the strong man exults in his physical ability, delighting in such exercises as call his muscles into action, so glories the analyst in that moral activity which disentangles.
William Chapman
William Chapmanhas quoted5 days ago
He makes, in silence, a host of observations and inferences.
William Chapman
William Chapmanhas quoted5 days ago
and the difference in the extent of the information obtained
William Chapman
William Chapmanhas quoted6 days ago
The necessary knowledge is that of what to observe.
William Chapman
William Chapmanhas quoted6 days ago
the sole methods (sometime indeed absurdly simple ones)
William Chapman
William Chapmanhas quoted6 days ago
the analyst throws himself into the spirit of his opponent
William Chapman
William Chapmanhas quoted6 days ago
His results, brought about by the very soul and essence of method, have, in truth, the whole air of intuition
William Chapman
William Chapmanhas quoted6 days ago
exhibiting in his solutions of each a degree of acumen which appears to the ordinary apprehension præternatural.
William Chapman
William Chapmanhas quoted6 days ago
The narrative which follows will appear to the reader somewhat in the light of a commentary upon the propositions just advanced.
William Chapman
William Chapmanhas quoted6 days ago
We know of them, among other things, that they are always to their possessor, when inordinately possessed, a source of the liveliest enjoyment.
Thuc Phuong
Thuc Phuonghas quoted9 days ago
By undue profundity we perplex and enfeeble thought; and it is possible to make even Venus herself vanish from the firmanent by a scrutiny too sustained, too concentrated, or too direct.
Максим Перелыгин
Максим Перелыгинhas quotedlast year
It is a bye-street – very lonely.
Алиса Гордеева
Алиса Гордееваhas quotedlast year
rules of Hoyle (themselves based upon the mere mechanism of the game) are sufficiently and generally comprehensible. Thus to have a retentive memory, and to proceed by “the book,” are points commonly regarded as the sum total of good playing. But it is in matters beyond the limits of mere rule that the skill of the analyst is evinced.
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