Best quotes by the American Poet Emily Dickinson

Forever is composed of nows.
  • experience

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

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

Beauty is not caused. It is.
  • Beauty



Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.
  • Bravery

A wounded deer leaps the highest.
  • Adversity

The Brain is wider than the sky-.
  • Mind

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

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

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

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

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.
  • smile

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

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

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

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

This is my letter to the world That never wrote to me
  • compassion

Dying is a wild night and a new road.
  • Death

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

Where thou art, that is home.
  • Home

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

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

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

Let us go in; the fog is rising.
  • Death

To live is so starling it leaves little time for anything else.
  • Present

Tell the truth, but tell it slant.
  • Truth

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

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

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

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


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Emily Dickinson poetry quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.
  • Success

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

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

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

For love is immortality.
  • love

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

Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.
  • love

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

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.
  • Authors

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

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

The fog is rising.
  • Last

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

Luck is not chance, it is toil. Fortune is expensive smile is earned.
  • Luck

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

If I can stop one heart from breakingI shall not live in vainIf I can ease on Life the AchingOr cool one painOr help one fainting RobinUnto his Nest againI shall not live in Vain.
  • Service

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

People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.
  • develop

One need not be a chamber to be haunted.
  • poet

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

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.
  • Bread

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

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.
  • Heart

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

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

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

'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!
  • Joy

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

Nature, like us is sometimes caught without her diadem.
  • Nature

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

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

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

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.
  • Potential

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

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

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.
  • Sunset

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I dwell in possibility…
  • possibility

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

There is no Frigate like a book To take us Lands away, Nor any Coursers like a Page Of prancing Poetry...
  • books


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