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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1359
AUTHOR:Edgar Allan Poe (1809–49)
QUOTATION:Yet I am not more sure that my soul lives, than I am that perverseness is one of the primitive impulses of the human heart—one of the indivisible primary faculties, or sentiments, which give direction to the character of Man.
ATTRIBUTION:EDGAR ALLAN POE, “The Black Cat,” Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Philip Van Doren Stern, p. 299 (1945). Originally published in 1843.
SUBJECTS:Perverseness
WORKS:Edgar Allan Poe Collection
 
 
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