A Deed knocks first at Thought And then - it knocks at Will - That is the manufacturing spot.
Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
Source: c. 1872, poem no. 1212, in toto.
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I took one Draught of Life - I'll tell you what I paid - Precisely an existence - The market price, they said.
Source: c. 1864; Further Poems of Emily Dickinson, 1929.
Dying is a wild night and a new road.
For each ecstatic instant We must an anguish pay In keen and quivering ratio To the ecstasy.
Source: a collection of quotations found on the Internet.
Our journey had advanced; Our feet were almost come To that odd fork in Being's road, Eternity by term.
Source: “Our Journey had Advanced”
Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.
The brain is wider than the sky; For put them side by side The one the other will contain with ease - And you beside.
Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 632, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.
Unto a broken heart No other one may go Without the high prerogative Itself hath suffered too.
Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.
We must be careful what we say. No bird resumes its egg.
Source: Letter, 1874; in Letters of Emily Dickinson, ed. Mabel Loomis Todd, 1894.
To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
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