Edgar Allen Poe
quoted him in some famous newspaper cypher
that went unsolved for years after his death.
The soul secure in her existence smiles at the drawn dagger and defies its point. The stars shall fade away, the sun himself grow dim with age and nature sink in years, but thou shall flourish in immortal youth, unhurt amid the war of elements, the wreck of matter and the crush of worlds.
I used that as my yearbook grad quote, but it got rejected.