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49 Remarkable Quotes by Emily Dickinson

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Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, Emily Dickinson was a well known poet from America. She is more known for her extraordinary use of form and language rules. Here are some of her wonderful quotes that will motivate you.

Emily Dickinson Quotes

  1. “Forever is composed of nows.” – Emily Dickinson
  2. “If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.” – Emily Dickinson
  3. “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. And sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all.” – Emily Dickinson
  4. “Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.” – Emily Dickinson
  5. “Success is counted sweetest by those who ne’er succeed.” – Emily Dickinson
  6. “Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.” – Emily Dickinson
  7. “Where thou art, that is home.” – Emily Dickinson
  8. “That it will never come again is what makes life sweet.” – Emily Dickinson
  9. “Saying nothing… sometimes says the most.” – Emily Dickinson
  10. “Beauty is not caused. It is.” – Emily Dickinson
  11. “The brain is wider than the sky.” – Emily Dickinson
  12. “Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.” – Emily Dickinson
  13. “Where thou art, that is home.” – Emily Dickinson
  14. “Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes.” – Emily Dickinson
  15. “We turn not older with years, but newer every day.” – Emily Dickinson
  16. “The brain is wider than the sky; For put them side by side The one the other will contain with ease – And you beside” – Emily Dickinson
  17. “A wounded deer leaps the highest.” – Emily Dickinson
  18. “The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” – Emily Dickinson
  19. “Luck is not chance, it’s toil; fortune’s expensive smile is earned.” – Emily Dickinson
  20. “To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.” – Emily Dickinson
  21. “How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!” – Emily Dickinson
  22. “If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.” – Emily Dickinson
  23. “Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” – Emily Dickinson
  24. “To love is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.” – Emily Dickinson
  25. “If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.” – Emily Dickinson
  26. “The possible’s slow fuse is lit by the imagination.” – Emily Dickinson
  27. “Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.” – Emily Dickinson
  28. “It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.” – Emily Dickinson
  29. “Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” – Emily Dickinson
  30. “Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.” – Emily Dickinson
  31. “Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” – Emily Dickinson
  32. “Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.” – Emily Dickinson
  33. “Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.” – Emily Dickinson
  34. “After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.” – Emily Dickinson
  35. “Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.” – Emily Dickinson
  36. “Dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson
  37. “To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.” – Emily Dickinson
  38. “Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell.” – Emily Dickinson
  39. “Dying is a wild night and a new road.” – Emily Dickinson
  40. “A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” – Emily Dickinson
  41. “My friends are my estate.” – Emily Dickinson
  42. “Anger as soon as fed is dead – ‘Tis starving that makes it fat” – Emily Dickinson
  43. “I never saw a moor, I never saw the sea; Yet know I how the heather looks, And what a wave must be. I never spoke with God, Nor visited in Heaven; Yet certain am I of the spot, As if a chart were given.” – Emily Dickinson
  44. “Success is counted sweetest by those who ne’er succeed.” – Emily Dickinson
  45. “I’m nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody, too? Then there’s a pair of us – don’t tell! They’d banish us, you know” – Emily Dickinson
  46. “To whom the mornings are like nights, What must the midnights be!” – Emily Dickinson
  47. “The Brain is wider than the sky.” – Emily Dickinson
  48. “They might not need me; but they might. I’ll let my head be just in sight; a smile as small as mine might be precisely their necessity.” – Emily Dickinson
  49. “Remember if you marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance, will neither last nor please thee one year: and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all.” – Emily Dickinson

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