Emily Dickinson Quotes

- Notable Emily Dickinson Quotes Index -

Born: December 10, 1830,
Birth Country:
Died: , May 15, 1886
Occupation: Poet

1.
After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.
- Emily Dickinson

2.
Beauty is not caused. It is.
- Emily Dickinson

3.
Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
- Emily Dickinson

4.
Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.
- Emily Dickinson

5.
Find ecstasy in life the mere sense of living is joy enough.
- Emily Dickinson

6.
For love is immortality.
- Emily Dickinson

7.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.
- Emily Dickinson

8.
How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
- Emily Dickinson

9.
I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.
- Emily Dickinson

10.
If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.
- Emily Dickinson

11.
If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.
- Emily Dickinson

12.
Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.
- Emily Dickinson

13.
Luck is not chance, it's toil fortune's expensive smile is earned.
- Emily Dickinson

14.
Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.
- Emily Dickinson

15.
Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
- Emily Dickinson

16.
Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.
- Emily Dickinson

17.
Tell the truth, but tell it slant.
- Emily Dickinson

18.
The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
- Emily Dickinson

19.
There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.
- Emily Dickinson

20.
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.
- Emily Dickinson

21.
They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.
- Emily Dickinson

22.
To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
- Emily Dickinson

23.
To love is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
- Emily Dickinson

24.
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.
- Emily Dickinson

25.
Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.
- Emily Dickinson

26.
Where thou art, that is home.
- Emily Dickinson

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