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  1. Forever is composed of nows.


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


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


  4. Beauty is not caused. It is.




  5. Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.


  6. A wounded deer leaps the highest.


  7. A word is dead when it is said. Some say. I say it just, begins to live that day.


  8. The Brain is wider than the sky-.


  9. Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.


  10. Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell.


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


  12. 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.


  13. Death is a Dialogue between, the Spirit and the Dust.


  14. This is my letter to the world That never wrote to me


  15. Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.


  16. I hope you love birds, too. It is economical. It saves going to Heaven.


  17. We outgrow love like other things and put it in a drawer, till it an antique fashion shows like costumes grandsires wore.


  18. Where thou art, that is home.


  19. Dying is a wild night and a new road.

    • death

  20. Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.


  21. Of Consciousness, her awful Mate. The Soul cannot be rid -- as easy the secreting her behind the Eyes of God.


  22. Let us go in; the fog is rising.

    • death

  23. Much Madness is divinest Sense -- to a discerning Eye -- much Sense -- the starkest Madness --


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


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


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


  27. Tell the truth, but tell it slant.

    • truth

  28. Anger as soon as fed is dead; 'Tis starving makes it fat.


  29. I like a look of Agony, because I know it's true -- men do not sham Convulsion, nor simulate, a Throe --


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



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    Forever is composed of nows.


  2. Picture quote by Emily Dickinson about world

    Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.


  3. Picture quote by Emily Dickinson about time

    We turn not older with years but newer every day.


  4. Picture quote by Emily Dickinson about truth

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


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What are the best love quotes by Emily Dickinson?


    We outgrow love like other things and put it in a drawer, till it an antique fashion shows like costumes grandsires wore.

    • love

    For love is immortality.

    • love

    Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.

    • love

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

    • love

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

    • birds

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

    • love

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


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What are the best death quotes by Emily Dickinson?


    Death is a Dialogue between, the Spirit and the Dust.

    • death

    Dying is a wild night and a new road.

    • death

    Let us go in; the fog is rising.

    • death

    Because I could not stop for Death -- He kindly stopped for me -- The carriage held but just ourselvesAnd immortality.

    • death

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

    • life

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

    • death

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What are the best life quotes by Emily Dickinson?


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

    • ecstasy

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

    • life

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

    • life

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

    • life

    In such a porcelain life, one likes to be sure that all is well lest one stumble upon one's hopes in a pile of broken crockery.

    • life

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What are the best words quotes by Emily Dickinson?


    Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell.

    • last

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

    • words

    The fog is rising.

    • last

    PHOSPHORESCENCE. Now there's a word to lift your hat to... to find that phosphorescence, that light within, that's the genius behind poetry.


    A word is dead when it's been said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.

    • words

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What are the best nature quotes by 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.


    Nature is a haunted house--but Art--is a house that tries to be haunted.


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

    • nature

    Nature, like us is sometimes caught without her diadem.

    • nature

    Nature is our eldest mother; she will do no harm.

    • nature

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Because I could not stop for Death -- He kindly stopped for me -- The carriage held but just ourselvesAnd immortality.

  • death

Nature is a haunted house--but Art--is a house that tries to be haunted.

  • art

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


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.

  • reading



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.

  • nature

Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.


The abdication of belief makes the behavior small -- better an ignis fatuus than no illume at all.


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

  • life

To fight aloud is very brave, but gallanter, I know, who charge within the bosom, the Cavalry of Woe.


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

  • nature

People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.


The fog is rising.

  • last

PHOSPHORESCENCE. Now there's a word to lift your hat to... to find that phosphorescence, that light within, that's the genius behind poetry.

  • light

Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.

  • love

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


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

  • life

For love is immortality.

  • love

One need not be a chamber to be haunted.


Faith is a fine invention when Gentleman can see -- but microscopes are prudent in an emergency


Assent -- and you are sane -- , demur -- you're straightway dangerous -- , and handled with a Chain -- .


A Letter always seemed to me like Immortality, for is it not the Mind alone, without corporeal friend?


Drab Habitation of Whom? Tabernacle or Tomb -- or Dome of Worm -- or Porch of Gnome -- or some Elf's Catacomb?

  • home

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

  • love

Will you tell me my fault, frankly as to yourself, for I had rather wince, than die. Men do not call the surgeon to commend the bone, but to set it, Sir.


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


The brain is wider than the sky.


I'm Nobody! Who are you? Are you – Nobody – too? Then there's a pair of us? Don't tell! they'd advertise – you know! How dreary – to be – Somebody! How public – like a Frog – To tell one's name – the livelong June – To an admiring Bog!

  • fame

Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm. I've heard it in the chillest land And on the strangest sea, Yet never, in extremity, It asked a crumb of me.

  • hope

Heaven is so far of the mind that were the mind dissolved -- the site of it by architect could not again be proved.


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 we have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these things.

  • poetry

Proud of my broken heart since thou didst break it,Proud of the pain I did not feel till thee,Proud of my night since thou with moons dost slake it,Not to partake thy passion, my humility.


I never had a mother. I suppose a mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.


I'm nobody, who are you?


Sisters are brittle things. God was penurious with me, which makes me shrewd with Him. One is a dainty sum! One bird, one cage, one flight; one song in those far woods, as yet suspected by faith only!

  • god

I have a brother and sister; my mother does not care for thought, and father, too busy with his briefs to notice what we do. He buys me many books, but begs me not to read them, because he fears they joggle the mind.

  • mother

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


Surgeons must be very careful. When they take the knife!,Underneath their fine incisions, stirs the Culprit - Life!


Saying nothing... sometimes says the most.


We never know how high we are till we are called to rise; and then, if we are true to plan, our stature's touch the skies.


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


God is not so wary as we, else He would give us no friends, lest we forget Him! The charms of the heaven in the bush are superseded, I fear, by the heaven in the hand, occasionally.

  • god

I dwell in PossibilityA fairer House than ProseMore numerous of WindowsSuperior--for DoorsOf Chambers as the CedarsImpregnable of EyeAnd for an Everlasting RoofThe Gambrels of the SkyOf Visitors--the fairestFor Occupation--ThisThe spreading wide my narrow HandsTo gather Paradise

  • potential

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

  • life

A word is dead when it's been said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.

  • words

His Labor is a Chant -- his Idleness -- a Tune -- oh, for a Bee's experience of Clovers, and of Noon!


In such a porcelain life, one likes to be sure that all is well lest one stumble upon one's hopes in a pile of broken crockery.

  • life

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


Nature, like us is sometimes caught without her diadem.

  • nature

This is the Hour of Lead --Remembered, if outlived,As Freezing persons, recollect the Snow --First --Chill --then Stupor --then the letting go --.


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

  • death

I am going to learn to make bread tomorrow. So if you may imagine me with my sleeves rolled up, mixing flour, milk, saleratus, etc., with a deal of grace. I advise you if you dont know how to make the staff of life to learn with dispatch.


His mind of man, a secret makes I meet him with a start he carries a circumference in which I have no part.


I dwell in possibility…


We were never intimate mother and children while she was our mother - but... when she became our child, the affection came.

  • mother

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 warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?

  • poetry

If fame belonged to me, I could not escape her; if she did not, the longest day would pass me on the chase, and the approbation of my dog would forsake me then. My barefoot rank is better.


I had no portrait, now, but am small, like the wren; and my hair is bold, like the chestnut bur; and my eyes, like the sherry in the glass, that the guest leaves.


How the old mountains drip with sunset,And the brake of dun!How the hemlocks are tipped in tinselBy the wizard sun!How the old steeples hand the scarlet,Till the ball is full, --Have I the lip of the flamingoThat I dare to tell?Then, how the fire ebbs like billows,Touching all the grassWith a departing, sapphire feature,As if a duchess pass!How a small dusk crawls on the villageTill the houses blot;And the odd flambeaux no men carryGlimmer on the spot!Now it is night in nest and kennel,And where was the wood,Just a dome of abyss is noddingInto solitude! --These are the visions baffled Guido;Titian never told;Domenichino dropped the pencil,Powerless to unfold.


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


I am growing handsome very fast indeed! I expect I shall be the belle of Amherst when I reach my 17th year. I don't doubt that I shall have perfect crowds of admirers at that age. Then how I shall delight to make them await my bidding, and with what delight shall I witness their suspense while I make my final decision.


Nature is our eldest mother; she will do no harm.

  • nature

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

  • birds

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

  • love

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

  • poetry

'Tis so much joy! 'Tis so much joy! If I should fail, what poverty! And yet, as poor as I Have ventured all upon a throw; Have gained! Yes! Hesitated so this side the victory!


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