Emily Dickinson Quotes

78 Emily Dickinson 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 who have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these"
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"Our journey has advanced; / Our feet were almost come / To that odd fork in Being's road,/ Eternity by term."
Author: Dickinson Quotes Category: Eternity Quotes
"Faith is the pierless bridge supporting what we see unto the scene that we do not."
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"Faith is a fine invention when Gentleman can see - but microscopes are prudent in an emergency"
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"I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name."
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"We never know where we go when we are going, We jest and shut the door; Fate - following behind us -bolts it, And we accost no more"
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"The abdication of belief makes the behavior small -- better an ignis fatuus than no illume at all."
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"Of Consciousness, her awful Mate. The Soul cannot be rid -- as easy the secreting her behind the Eyes of God."
"Anger as soon as fed is dead - 'Tis starving that makes it fat"
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"Anger as soon as fed is dead; 'Tis starving makes it fat."
Author: Dickinson Quotes Category: Anger Quotes
"If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain."
"Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell."
"Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it."
"After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs."
"My friends are my estate."
"That it will never come again is what makes life sweet."
"Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough."
"Drab Habitation of Whom? Tabernacle or Tomb - or Dome of Worm - or Porch of Gnome - or some Elf's Catacomb?"
"If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry."
"People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles."
Author: Dickinson Quotes Category: American Poet Quotes Oppression Quotes

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