Emily Dickinson

1830 - 1886

A Quote by Emily Dickinson on life and loss

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Endow the Living - with the Tears -
You squander on the Dead,

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Emily Dickinson & Her Contemporaries: Women's Verse in America, 1820-1885

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on being in the moment, now, and time

Forever - is composed of Nows -

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: An American Triptych: Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Adrienne Rich

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on ecstasy and soul

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on eternity, exploration, life, sea, and soul

Exultation is the going
Of an inland soul to sea,
Past the houses - past the headlands -
Into deep Eternity -

Bred as we, among the mountains,
Can the sailor understand
The divine intoxication
Of the first league out from land?

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Poems of Emily Dickinson

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on ecstasy, joy, and life

I find ecstasy in living - the mere sense of living is joy enough.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Emily Dickinson and the Art of Belief

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on age, aging, getting newer, getting older, life, and time

We turn not older with years, but newer every day.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Life & Letters of Emily Dickinson

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on life

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Life is a spell so exquisite that everything conspires to break it.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Life of Emily Dickinson

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on men

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I like a look of Agony, Because I know it's true - Men do not sham Convulsion, Nor simulate, a Throe -

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 241, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on love and women

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Till it has loved, no man or woman can become itself.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Letter, 187?; in Letters of Emily Dickinson, ed. Mabel Loomis Todd, 1894.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on death, faults, and men

Will you tell me my fault, frankly as to yourself, for I had rather wince, than die.  Men do not call the surgeon to commend the bone, but to set it, Sir.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Letter, Jul 1862, to clergyman and writer T. W. Higginson; in The Letters of Emily Dickinson, vol. 2, 1958.

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