Emily Dickinson

1830 - 1886

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 birds

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We must be careful what we say. No bird resumes its egg.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Letter, 1874; in Letters of Emily Dickinson, ed. Mabel Loomis Todd, 1894.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on time

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To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on life

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Surgeons must be very careful, When they take the knife!, Underneath their fine incisions, Stirs the Culprit - Life!

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 108, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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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 joy and life

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Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Journey in Word, ed. Cyndi Craven; an internet collection of quotations.

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