Emily Dickinson

1830 - 1886

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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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on behavior and belief

The abdication of Belief Makes the Behavior small - Better an ignis fatuus Than no illume at all.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 1551, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on birds, heaven, hope, and love

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

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Letter, I885; in Letters of Emily Dickinson, ed. Mabel Loomis Todd, 1894.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on books and poetry

There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away Nor any Coursers like a Page Of prancing Poetry.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Letter, 1885; in Letters of Emily Dickinson, ed. Mabel Loomis Todd, 1894.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson

The brain is wider than the sky; For put them side by side The one the other will contain with ease - And you beside.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 632, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on heart and suffering

Unto a broken heart No other one may go Without the high prerogative Itself hath suffered too.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on honor, life, wives, women, and work

She rose to his requirement, dropped The playthings of her life To take the honorable work Of woman and of wife.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

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