Emily Dickinson

1830 - 1886

A Quote by Emily Dickinson on poetry

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If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.  Is there any other way?

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: 1870, in The Life and Letters of Emily Dickinson, ed. Martha Dickinson Bianchi, 1924.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on careers and life

No Life can pompless pass away -
The lowliest career
To the same Pageant wends its way
As that exalted here -

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 1626, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on possibility, prose, and superiority

I dwell in Possibility -
A fairer House than Prose -
More numerous of Windows -
Superior - for Doors -

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 657, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on bees, clover nature, prairie, and revery

To make a prairie it takes clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Poems of Emily Dickinson

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on strength and weakness

Not to discover weakness is The Artifice of strength.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: 1865; The Poems of Emily Dickinson, 1955.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on heaven, hell, and needs

Parting is all we know of heaven, And all we need of hell.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: poem no. 1732.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on dawn, discovery, and doors

Not knowing when the dawn will come
   I open every door;
Or has it feathers like a bird,
   Or billows like a shore?

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on madness

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Much Madness is divinest Sense - To a discerning Eye - Much Sense -the starkest Madness -

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 madness

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A little madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Single Hound, 1875

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on excellence and judgment

Ample make this Bed - Make this Bed with Awe - In it wait till Judgment break Excellent and Fair.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 829, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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