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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was an American poet. Virtually unknown in her lifetime, Dickinson has come to be regarded as one of the greatest American poets of the 19th century. Although she wrote 1789 poems, only a few of them were published, all anonymously and some perhaps without her knowledge.
Found 83 thoughts of Emily Dickinson

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 truth must dazzle gradually or every man be blind.

Emily Dickinson

I measure every grief I meet with narrow, probing eyes - I wonder if it weighs like mine - or has an easier size.

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

Saying nothing...sometimes says the most.

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.

Emily Dickinson

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 things.

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

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.

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

Prayer is the little implement through which men reach; where presence is denied them.

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

Where thou art, that is home.

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

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 concieve As these that twice befell. Parting is all we know of heaven, And all we need of hell.

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

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!

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson
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