Emily Dickinson - Quotes

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If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.

I dwell in possibility.

I dwell in possibility.

They might not need me; but they might. I'll let my head be just in sight; a smile as small as mine might be precisely their necessity.

They might not need me; but they might. I'll let my head be just in sight; a smile as small as mine might be precisely their necessity.

Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality. ---->>>

If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.

If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.

Forever is composed of nows.

Forever is composed of nows.

Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.

Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.

Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.

Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.

Beauty is not caused. It is.

Beauty is not caused. It is.

That it will never come again is what makes life sweet.

That it will never come again is what makes life sweet.

Saying nothing... sometimes says the most. ---->>>

Where thou art, that is home.

Where thou art, that is home.

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.

The brain is wider than the sky. ---->>>

Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes. ---->>>

Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.

Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.

People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles. ---->>>

A wounded deer leaps the highest. ---->>>

Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned.

Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned.

Tell the truth, but tell it slant.

Tell the truth, but tell it slant.

Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door. ---->>>

My friends are my estate. ---->>>

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough. ---->>>

Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.

Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.

Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed. ---->>>

After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs. ---->>>

It is better to be the hammer than the anvil. ---->>>

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

I'm nobody, who are you? ---->>>

Fortune befriends the bold. ---->>>

For love is immortality.

For love is immortality.

Finite to fail, but infinite to venture. ---->>>

Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon.

Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon.

They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse. ---->>>

I argue thee that love is life. And life hath immortality. ---->>>

Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.

Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.

To love is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. ---->>>

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day. ---->>>

Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell. ---->>>

There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.

There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.

I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven. ---->>>

Dying is a wild night and a new road. ---->>>

How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!

How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!

I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.

I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.

He ate and drank the precious Words, his Spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor, nor that his frame was Dust. ---->>>

Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.

Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.

Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.

Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: December 10, 1830
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Die: May 15, 1886
Occupation: Poet
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Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet. With the possible exception of Walt Whitman, Dickinson is now recognized as the most important American poet of the 19th century. Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. Although part of a prominent family with strong ties to its community, Dickinson lived much of her life in reclusive isolation (wikipedia)