Quote of the Week: Edgar Allan Poe

In one sense, and in great measure, to be peculiar is to be original, and than the true originality there is no higher literary virtue.

This true or commendable originality, however, implies not the uniform, but the continuous peculiarity – a peculiarity springing from ever-active vigor of fancy – better still if from ever-present force of imagination, giving its own hue, its own character to everything it touches, and, especially self impelled to touch everything.

– Edgar Allan Poe

From Tale-Writing, A Review

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