Emily Dickinson

1830 - 1886

A Quote by Emily Dickinson on fame and songs

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Fame is a bee It has a song - It has a sting - Ah, too, it has a wing.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Poem no. 1763.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on fame and food

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Fame is a fickle food Upon a shifting plate.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: c. 1864; The Single Hound, 1914.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on friendship

Till the first friend dies, we think our ecstasy impersonal, but then discover that he was the cup from which we drank it, itself as yet unknown.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on birds, hospitality, and life

Our little kinsmen after rain In plenty may be seen, A pink and pulpy multitude The tepid ground upon; A needless life it seemed to me Until a little bird As to a hospitality Advanced and breakfasted.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Our Little Kinsman

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on god and soul

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Of Consciousness, her awful Mate The Soul cannot be rid - As easy the secreting her Behind the Eyes of God.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 894, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson

The dandelion's pallid tube Astonishes the grass, And winter instantly becomes An infinite alas.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: poem no. 1519.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on death

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The distance that the dead have gone Does not at first appear - Their coming back seems possible For many an ardent year.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 1742, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on death, immortality, and justice

Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: "The Chariot", poem no. 712.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on deed, manufacturing, and thought

A Deed knocks first at Thought And then - it knocks at Will - That is the manufacturing spot.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: c. 1872, poem no. 1212, in toto.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on existence and life

I took one Draught of Life - I'll tell you what I paid - Precisely an existence - The market price, they said.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: c. 1864; Further Poems of Emily Dickinson, 1929.

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