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45 Famous Quotes by Emily Dickinson
12/10/1830 - 5/15/1886
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Emily Elizabeth Dickinson     Dickinson, Emily
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Forever is composed of nows.

Eternity Quotes, by Emily Dickinson

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

Hope Quotes, by Emily Dickinson

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For Love is Immortality.

Immortality Quotes, by Emily Dickinson

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Eden is that old-fashioned house we dwell in every day Without suspecting our abode, until we drive away

Paradise Quotes, by Emily Dickinson

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The heart asks pleasure first, And then, excuse from pain; And then, those little anodynes That deaden suffering; And then, to go to sleep; And then, if it should be The will of its Inquisitor, The liberty to die.

Heart Quotes, by Emily Dickinson , Source: Poems (IX), (ed. 1891)

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Not one of all the purple host Who took the flag to-day Can tell the definition So clear of victory, As he, defeated, dying, On whose forbidden ear The distant strains of triumph Break agonized and clear.

Victory Quotes, by Emily Dickinson , Source: Poems--Success

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Where thou art, that is home.

Home Quotes, by Emily Dickinson

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A wounded deer leaps highest, I've heard the hunter tell; 'Tis but the ecstasy of death, And then the brake is still. The smitten rock that gushes, The trampled steel that springs,, A cheek is always redder Just where the hectic stings Mirth is mail of anguish, In which its cautious arm Lest anybody spy the blood And, you're hurt exclaim.

Abuse Quotes, by Emily Dickinson

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Fame is a bee. / It has a song / It has a sting / Ah, too, it has a wing.

Fame Quotes, by Emily Dickinson

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Much madness is divinest sense To a discerning eye; Much sense the starkest madness. 'Tis the majority In this, as all, prevails Assent, and you are sane; Demur,--you're straightway dangerous, And handled with a chain.

Insanity Quotes, by Emily Dickinson , Source: Poems (XI (1891 ed.))

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Fame is a fickle food Upon a shifting plate.

Fame Quotes, by Emily Dickinson

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Beauty is not caused. It is.

Beauty Quotes, by Emily Dickinson

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The mountain at a given distance In amber lies; Approached, the amber flits a little,-- And that's the skies!

Sky Quotes, by Emily Dickinson , Source: Poems (XIX, second series (ed. 1891))

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The pedigree of honey Does not concern the bee; A clover, any time, to him Is aristocracy.

Bees Quotes, by Emily Dickinson , Source: Poems (V)

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If it wasn't for dogs, some people would never go for a walk.

Dogs Quotes, by Emily Dickinson

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I confess that I love him, I rejoice that I love him, I thank the maker of Heaven and Earth that gave him to me. The exultation floods me.

Earth Quotes, by Emily Dickinson

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I confess that I love him, I rejoice that I love him, I thank the maker of Heaven and Earth that gave him to me. The exultation floods me.

Heaven Quotes, by Emily Dickinson

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Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these

Poetry Quotes, by Emily Dickinson

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And so upon this wise I prayed,-- Great Spirit, give to me A heaven not so large as yours But large enough for me.

Heaven Quotes, by Emily Dickinson , Source: A Prayer

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God preaches, a noted clergyman, And the sermon is never long; So instead of getting to heaven at last, I'm going all along.

Preaching Quotes, by Emily Dickinson , Source: Poems (VI, A Service of Song)

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Inebriate of air am I, And debauchee of dew, Reeling, through endless summer days, From inns of molten blue.

Drinking Quotes, by Emily Dickinson , Source: Poems (XX)

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Success is counted sweetest By those who ne'er succeed.

Success Quotes, by Emily Dickinson , Source: Success, (ed. 1891)

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His labor is a chant, His idleness a tune; Oh, for a bee's experience Of clovers and of noon!

Bees Quotes, by Emily Dickinson , Source: Poems--The Bee (XV)

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If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Into his nest again, I shall not live in vain.

Help Quotes, by Emily Dickinson , Source: Life

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A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King.

Spring Quotes, by Emily Dickinson , Source: No. 1333

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