Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet. While Dickinson was a prolific private poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly 1,800 poems were published during her lifetime. Dickinson's poems are unique for the era in which she wrote; they contain short lines, typically lack titles, and often use slant rhyme as well as unconventional capitalization and punctuation.

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The Heart wants what it wants - or else it does not care

Find ecstasy in life, the mere sense of living is joy enough.

Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.

If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me I know that is poetry.

I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.

Dogs are better than human beings, because they know but do not tell.

Saying nothing... sometimes says the most.

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.

There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away, nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.

If I can stop one heart from breaking I shall not live in vain.

It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.

Finite to fail but infinite to venture.

Fortune befriends the bold.

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.

Love is anterior to life posterior to death initial of creation and the exponent of breath.

The brain is wider than the sky.

Forever is composed of nows.

Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.

A word is dead when it is said some say. I say it just begins to live that day.

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

Unable are the loved to die for love is immortality.

I argue thee that love is life. And life hath immortality.

How strange that nature does not knock and yet does not intrude!

Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.

Luck is not chance it's toil, fortune's expensive smile is earned.

He ate and drank the precious Words his Spirit grew robust, He knew no more that he was poor nor that his frame was Dust.

I dwell in possibility.

Whenever a thing is done for the first time it releases a little demon.

To love is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.

Where thou art that is home.

After great pain a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious like tombs.

My friends are my estate.

Tell the truth but tell it slant.

Beauty is not caused. It is.

Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.

That it will never come again is what makes life sweet.

They say that God is everywhere and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off I know that is poetry.

Because I could not stop for death He kindly stopped for me, The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.

I do not like the man who squanders life for fame, give me the man who living makes a name.

Old age comes on suddenly and not gradually as is thought.

For love is immortality.

Dying is a wild night and a new road.

I'm nobody who are you?

Behavior is what a man does not what he thinks feels or believes.

Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.

Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell.

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

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

A wounded deer leaps the highest.

People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.