Emily Dickinson

1830 - 1886

A Quote by Emily Dickinson

Let us go in; the fog is rising.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Attributed last words; in A Certain World, Words, Last, by W. H. Auden, 1970.

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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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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 lies

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'Tis sweet to know that stocks will stand When we with Daisies lie- That Commerce will continue- And Trades as briskly fly.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Poems, Second Series, 1891.

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