We turn not older with years but newer every day.— Emily Dickinson
Most Powerful Emily quotations
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.
To read Helen Macdonald's memoir, H Is for Hawk, is to feel as though Emily Bronte just turned up at your door, trailing all the windy, feral outdoors into your living room.
When I was filming 'The Haunting Hour', my co-stars Emily Osment, Brittany Curran and I paid a visit to a haunted house - all dressed up as vampires! We really confused the workers.
EMILY: "Does anyone ever realize life while they live it.
..every, every minute?" STAGE MANAGER: "No. Saints and poets maybe...they do some.
I will write a book one day about how I feel about every aspect of Emily Stone.
She's a full genius. She has found her genius and is giving it all so fully and beautifully. I think everyone who works with her, brushes shoulders with her, or even makes eye contact with her, gets a shot of sunshine.
I never saw a moor, I never saw the sea;
Yet know I how the heather looks, And what a wave must be. I never spoke with God, Nor visited in Heaven; Yet certain am I of the spot, As if a chart were given.
I was walking in a grocery store and someone jumped on my back - and I knew the second she yelled ‘It’s Emily Fields’, it was a fan. I guess being in someone’s living room once a week on the TV makes them feel a little TOO comfortable.
For Emily Dickinson every philosophical idea was a potential lover.
Metaphysics is the realm of eternal seduction of the spirit by ideas.
The Soul should always stand ajar.
It is as if Emily Brontë could tear up all that we know human beings by, and fill these unrecognizable transparencies with such a gust of life that they transcend reality.
Poetry, for example, goes so deeply into the space between corporeal affect and deep emotion (even primal in some cases) that, as Emily Dickinson said, it can blow the top of your head off. Poetic language is sometimes misunderstood as "abstract" when in reality, it's precise - precisely the language of emotions and the body.
My sister Emily loved the moors. Flowers brighter than the rose bloomed in the blackest of the heath for her; out of a sullen hollow in a livid hillside her mind could make an Eden. She found in the bleak solitude many and dear delights; and not the least and best-loved was – liberty.
A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King.
How wrong Emily Dickinson was! Hope is not "the thing with feathers.
" The thing with feathers has turned out to be my nephew. I must take him to a specialist in Zurich.
I think more influential than Emily Dickinson or Coleridge or Wordsworth on my imagination were Warner Brothers, Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes cartoons.
My mom, Emilie, always taught me to think hard about marriage.
Any conversation including the mention of Roald Dahl, Ray Bradbury, or Emily Dickinson is one worth getting into or at least eavesdropping.
Emily said ... Well, I read that it's important to sleep. While you sleep, the hippopotamus in your brain replays things that happend during the day, e.g. what you studied. So therefore it remembers it for you.
Much Madness is divinest Sense -- To a discerning Eye -- Much Sense -- the starkest Madness -- 'Tis the Majority In this, as All, prevail -- Assent -- and you are sane -- Demur -- you're straightway dangerous -- And handled with a Chain --
I offer Emily half of my hit of acid- Love Saves the Day.
It's my second or third time tripping, Emily's first, and she's understandably trepid. Awake all night, at one point I find her touching her reflection in a cruelly lit dorm bathroom, asking if she'll ever be the same. I kiss her then for the first time and whisper, No.
You know who my gods are, who I believe in fervently? Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson - she's probably the top - Mozart, Shakespeare, Keats. These are wonderful gods who have gotten me through the narrow straits of life.
And I would really like to be a grandmother, but only when Felix or Emily meet the right person and are ready.
Initial of Creation, and The Exponent of Earth
When the good pictures come, we hope they tell truths, but truths 'told slant,' just as Emily Dickinson commanded.
The tail of Emily Windsnap"everyone has a secret .
mines alittle different. i figured out i am a mermaid.
Lars von Trier is very, very, very clever about women.
He gives the woman a space that I don't know any filmmaker does. Because in Breaking The Waves, protagonist Emily Watson is the Christ. Which man is doing that? I don't know any man giving that space to a woman. No one.
Solitude never hurt anyone. Emily Dickinson lived alone, and she wrote some of the most beautiful poetry the world has ever known... then went crazy as a loon." Lisa Simpson
I have a little tiny Emily Dickinson so big that I carry in my pocket everywhere. And you just read three poems of Emily. She is so brave. She is so strong. She is such a sexy, passionate, little woman. I feel better.
The really great writers are people like Emily Bronte who sit in a room and write out of their limited experience and unlimited imagination.
Certainly I'm participating in an already established and awesome tradition, but it's a tradition that sort of shoots up and through the mainstream in short bursts and pulses and then gets diluted. Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson shot up and then got sucked back down underground under more entertaining and less radical versions of body and self - poetry and prose that posited bodies in more perfect union with good citizenship.
[Emily] Dickinson, our supreme poet of inwardness.
Emilie. A beautiful name for a beautiful girl.
And you read your emily dickinson, And I my robert frost.
And we note our place with bookmarkers That measure what weve lost.
Emily Baer signed up for a race called the Hardrock 100, which tells you all you need to know about the race. They give you 48 hours to finish this race. [Of 500 runners] Emily Baer she finishes in eighth place, in the top 10, even though she stopped at all the aid stations to breastfeed her baby during the race.