Emily Dickinson

1830 - 1886

A Quote by Emily Dickinson on cats, idealism, justice, and pleasure

You remember my ideal cat has always a huge rat in its mouth, just going out of sight - though going out of sight in itself has a peculiar pleasure.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Selected Poems and Letters of Emily Dickinson

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on world

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How much can come And much can go, And yet abide the world!

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: There came a Wind

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on god and soul

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Of Consciousness, her awful Mate The Soul cannot be rid - As easy the secreting her Behind the Eyes of God.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 894, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: poem no. 1519.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on death

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The distance that the dead have gone Does not at first appear - Their coming back seems possible For many an ardent year.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 1742, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on death, immortality, and justice

Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: "The Chariot", poem no. 712.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on feeling and pain

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

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 341, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on danger and sanity

Assent-and you are sane-, Demur-you're straightway dangerous-, And handled with a Chain-. . . .

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 435, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on beauty

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Beauty is not caused. It is.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on experience, idleness, and labor

His Labor is a Chant - His Idleness -a Tune - Oh, for a Bee's experience Of Clovers, and of Noon!

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 916, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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