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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

My friends are my estate.

Emily Dickinson

Tell all the truth but tell it slant - success in circuit lies.

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

Saying nothing... sometimes says the most.

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King.

Emily Dickinson

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.

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

Dying is a wild night and a new road.

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

Some keep the Sabbath going to Church I keep it staying at Home With a Bobolink for a Chorister And an Orchard for a Dome.

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

I'm nobody, who are you?

Emily Dickinson

For love is immortality.

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

Forever is composed of nows.

Emily Dickinson

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

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.

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

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.

Emily Dickinson
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