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Best Emily Dickinson Quotes

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A list of the best Emily Dickinson quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Emily Dickinson quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Emily Dickinson quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Emily Dickinson should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Emily Dickinson quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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    I dwell in Possibility.

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

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    Dying is a wild night and a new road.

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

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

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    The Brain is wider than the sky-.

    Mind More
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    Beauty is not caused. It is.

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    Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.

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    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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    We never know how high we are till we are called to rise; and then, if we are true to plan, our stature's touch the skies.

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

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    Tell the truth, but tell it slant.

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    Much Madness is divinest Sense -- to a discerning Eye -- much Sense -- the starkest Madness --

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    Death is a Dialogue between, the Spirit and the Dust.

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

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    Heaven is so far of the mind that were the mind dissolved -- the site of it by architect could not again be proved.

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    I like a look of Agony, because I know it's true -- men do not sham Convulsion, nor simulate, a Throe --

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

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    Faith is a fine invention when Gentleman can see -- but microscopes are prudent in an emergency

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

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    To fight aloud is very brave, but gallanter, I know, who charge within the bosom, the Cavalry of Woe.

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

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    The fog is rising.

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    Surgeons must be very careful. When they take the knife!, underneath their fine incisions, stirs the Culprit -- Life!

    Physician More
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    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.

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    'Tis so much joy! 'Tis so much joy! If I should fail, what poverty! And yet, as poor as I Have ventured all upon a throw; Have gained! Yes! Hesitated so this side the victory!

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    Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.

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    A wounded deer leaps the highest.

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    Luck is not chance, it is toil. Fortune is expensive smile is earned.

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

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    Let us go in; the fog is rising.

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

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

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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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    new! I died for beauty

    added by: JeremyEbbink
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    His mind of man, a secret makes I meet him with a start he carries a circumference in which I have no part.

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    Assent -- and you are sane -- , demur -- you're straightway dangerous -- , and handled with a Chain -- .

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

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    Where thou art, that is home.

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    Drab Habitation of Whom? Tabernacle or Tomb -- or Dome of Worm -- or Porch of Gnome -- or some Elf's Catacomb?

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    His Labor is a Chant -- his Idleness -- a Tune -- oh, for a Bee's experience of Clovers, and of Noon!

    Insect More
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    Anger as soon as fed is dead; 'Tis starving makes it fat.

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    Nature, like us is sometimes caught without her diadem.

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    Of Consciousness, her awful Mate. The Soul cannot be rid -- as easy the secreting her behind the Eyes of God.

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    Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.

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

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    Will you tell me my fault, frankly as to yourself, for I had rather wince, than die. Men do not call the surgeon to commend the bone, but to set it, Sir.

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