Emily Dickinson

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Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet. Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. Although part of a prominent family with strong ties to its community, Dickinson lived much of her life highly introverted. After studying at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she briefly attended the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family's house in Amherst. Considered an eccentric by locals, she developed a noted penchant for white clothing and became known for her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, to even leave her bedroom. Dickinson never married, and most friendships between her and others depended entirely upon correspondence. While Dickinson was a prolific private poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly 1,800 poems were published during her lifetime. The work that was published during her lifetime was u... More

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Emily Dickinson Quotes

Emily Dickinson #Age

Photo of Emily Dickinson Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
Emily Dickinson #Alone #Nature

Photo of Emily Dickinson 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.
Emily Dickinson #Art #Home

Photo of Emily Dickinson Where thou art, that is home.
Emily Dickinson #Beauty

Photo of Emily Dickinson Beauty is not caused. It is.
Emily Dickinson #Death #Love

Photo of Emily Dickinson Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.
Emily Dickinson #Experience

Photo of Emily Dickinson The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
Emily Dickinson #Food

Photo of Emily Dickinson Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.
Emily Dickinson #God

Photo of Emily Dickinson They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.
Emily Dickinson #Great

Photo of Emily Dickinson After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.
Emily Dickinson #Time

Photo of Emily Dickinson To love is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
Emily Dickinson #Hope

Photo of Emily Dickinson I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.
Emily Dickinson #Life #Time

Photo of Emily Dickinson To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
Emily Dickinson #Life

Photo of Emily Dickinson Find ecstasy in life the mere sense of living is joy enough.
Emily Dickinson #Love

Photo of Emily Dickinson For love is immortality.
Emily Dickinson #Morning #Romantic

Photo of Emily Dickinson Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.
Emily Dickinson #Nature

Photo of Emily Dickinson How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
Emily Dickinson #Poetry

Photo of Emily Dickinson If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.
Emily Dickinson #Poetry

Photo of Emily Dickinson There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.
Emily Dickinson #Success

Photo of Emily Dickinson Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.
Emily Dickinson #Truth

Photo of Emily Dickinson Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.
Emily Dickinson #Truth

Photo of Emily Dickinson Tell the truth, but tell it slant.
Emily Dickinson #Death

Photo of Emily Dickinson Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
Emily Dickinson #Hope

Photo of Emily Dickinson Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.
Emily Dickinson #Poetry

Photo of Emily Dickinson 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 #Smile

Photo of Emily Dickinson 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.