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Emily Dickinson – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by Emily Dickinson

 

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

– Emily Dickinson


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


Where thou art, that is home.

– Emily Dickinson


Beauty is not caused. It is.

– Emily Dickinson


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

– Emily Dickinson


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

– Emily Dickinson


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

– Emily Dickinson


Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.

– Emily Dickinson


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

– Emily Dickinson


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

– Emily Dickinson


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


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

– Emily Dickinson


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

– Emily Dickinson


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

– Emily Dickinson


For love is immortality.

– Emily Dickinson


Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.

– Emily Dickinson


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

– Emily Dickinson


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

– Emily Dickinson


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


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

– Emily Dickinson


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

– Emily Dickinson


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


Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.

– Emily Dickinson


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

– Emily Dickinson


Tell the truth, but tell it slant.

– Emily Dickinson


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

– Emily Dickinson


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