Emily Dickinson

1830 - 1886

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 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 spirit and words

He ate and drank the precious Words, His Spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor, Nor that his frame was Dust.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 1587, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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