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

The most astonishing Emily Dickinson quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual

I am out with lanterns, looking for myself.

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Forever is composed of nows.

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We turn not older with years but newer every day.

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Emily Dickinson quote Forever is composed of nows.

Forever is composed of nows.

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

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If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves.

You can gain more control over your life by paying closer attention to the little things.

137

I must go in, the fog is rising.

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Emily Dickinson quote Hold dear to your parents for it is a sc

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

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

121

Bring me the sunset in a cup.

118

If I can stop one heart from breaking…” Emily Dickinson 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 Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.

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Emily Dickinson quote We turn not older with years but newer e

We turn not older with years but newer every day.

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Sunrise: day's great progenitor.

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Beauty is not caused. It is.

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Saying nothing... sometimes says the most.

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Emily Dickinson quote Truth is so rare that it is delightful t

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

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About Emily Dickinson

Quotes 520 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Poet
Birthday December 10, 1830

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

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

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.

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The lovely flowers embarrass me. They make me regret I am not a bee.

85

One need not be a chamber to be haunted;

One need not be a house; The brain has corridors surpassing Material place.

80

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

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

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A wounded deer leaps the highest.

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

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

70

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

69

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

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My life closed twice before its close;

It yet remains to see If Immortality unveil A third event to me, So huge, so hopeless to conceive, As these that twice befell. Parting is all we know of heaven, And all we need of hell.

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The brain is wider than the sky.

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To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, -

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

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No Life can pompless pass away - The lowliest career To the same Pageant wends its way As that exalted here -

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

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Death is a supple suitor, that wins at last.

It is a stealthy wooing; conducted first by pallid innuendos and dim approach, but brave at last with bugles.

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Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me;

The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.

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The dandelion's pallid tube Astonishes the grass, And winter instantly becomes An infinite alas.

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I'll tell you how the sun rose, a ribbon at a time.

The steeples swam in amethyst, The news like squirrels ran. The hills untied their bonnets, The bobolinks begun. Then I said softly to myself, "That must have been the sun!

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

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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.

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

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Till I loved I never lived.

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

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Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.

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Life is a spell so exquisite that everything conspires to break it.

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

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Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.

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

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

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

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To ignore or use silence is a cruel tool.

Hence this quote: Silence is all we dread; there's ransom in a voice; but silence is infinity.

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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.

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One need not be a chamber to be haunted.

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