Emily Dickinson

1830 - 1886

A Quote by Emily Dickinson on deer

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A Wounded deer - leaps highest.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: 1860; Poems, First Series, 1890.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on dreams

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Dreams are the subtle Dower
That make us rich an Hour
Then fling us poor
Out of the purple door.

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 architecture, heaven, and mind

Heaven is so far of the Mind That were the Mind dissolved - The Site -of it -by Architect Could not again be proved.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 370, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson

I felt it shelter to speak to you.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Letter, 1878; in Letters of Emily Dickinson, ed. Mabel Loomis Todd, 1894.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on air, blue, dew, sky, and summer

Inebriate of Air - am I -
And Debauchee of Dew -
Reeling - thro endless summer days -
From inns of Molten Blue -

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Emily Dickinson (The Creative Company, 1994)

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on books, poetry, sky, and summer

To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie -
True Poems flee -

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 1472, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on arrogance and life

Nods from the Gilded pointers -
Nods from the Seconds slim -
Decades of Arrogance between
The Dial life -
And Him -

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 287, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on blindness, lies, light, success, and truth

Tell all the truth but tell it slant -
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth's superb surprise
As Lightning to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind -

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The New Anthology of American Poetry: Traditions & Revolutions, Beginnings to 1900

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on failure, joy, poverty, and victory

'Tis so much joy! 'tis so much joy!
If I should fail, what poverty!
And yet, as poor as I
Have ventured all upon a throw,
Have gained - yes, hesitated so,
This side the victory.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on certainty, light, and winter

There's a certain slant of light,
On winter afternoons,
That oppresses, like the weight
Of Cathedral tunes.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: c. 1861. poem 258, st. 1.

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