Emily Dickinson Quotes

78 Emily Dickinson quotes:

"Faith is a fine invention when Gentleman can see - but microscopes are prudent in an emergency"
Author: Dickinson Quotes Category: Faith Quotes
"My only sketch, profile, of Heaven is a large blue sky, and larger than the biggest I have seen in June -- and in it are my friends -- every one of them."
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"To fight aloud is very brave, but gallanter, I know, who charge within the bosom, the Cavalry of Woe."
Author: Dickinson Quotes Category: Sorrow Quotes
"How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!"
"Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought."
"There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry."
"The Brain is wider than the sky."
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"That it will never come again is what makes life sweet."
"If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry."
"Tell the truth, but tell it slant."
"The abdication of belief makes the behavior small -- better an ignis fatuus than no illume at all."
Author: Dickinson Quotes Category: Belief Quotes
"I measure every grief I meet with narrow, probing eyes - I wonder if it weighs like mine - or has an easier size."
Author: Dickinson Quotes Category: Eyes Quotes
"Faith is the pierless bridge supporting what we see unto the scene that we do not."
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"Much Madness is divinest Sense -- to a discerning Eye -- much Sense -- the starkest Madness --"
Author: Dickinson Quotes Category: Madness Quotes
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those we have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these things."
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"A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled."
Author: Dickinson Quotes Category: Mother Quotes
"I like a look of Agony, because I know it's true -- men do not sham Convulsion, nor simulate, a Throe --"
"Beauty is not caused. It is."
"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."
"A wounded deer leaps the highest."

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