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The 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.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Emily Dickinson quotes?" and "What is the most famous Emily Dickinson quote?"

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I dwell in Possibility. Emily Dickinson
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To live is so starling it leaves little time for anything else. Emily Dickinson
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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. Emily Dickinson
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Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door. Emily Dickinson
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Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality. Emily Dickinson
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If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. Emily Dickinson
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Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed. Emily Dickinson
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The Brain is wider than the sky-. Emily Dickinson
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Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it. Emily Dickinson
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A wounded deer leaps the highest. Emily Dickinson
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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. Emily Dickinson
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Beauty is not caused. It is. Emily Dickinson
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A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day. Emily Dickinson
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Where thou art, that is home. Emily Dickinson
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Dying is a wild night and a new road. Emily Dickinson
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Tell the truth, but tell it slant. Emily Dickinson
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Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell. Emily Dickinson
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Anger as soon as fed is dead; 'Tis starving makes it fat. Emily Dickinson
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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. Emily Dickinson
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Death is a Dialogue between, the Spirit and the Dust. Emily Dickinson
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Much Madness is divinest Sense -- to a discerning Eye -- much Sense -- the starkest Madness -- Emily Dickinson
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Nature, like us is sometimes caught without her diadem. Emily Dickinson
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Finite to fail, but infinite to venture. Emily Dickinson
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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. Emily Dickinson
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To fight aloud is very brave, but gallanter, I know, who charge within the bosom, the Cavalry of Woe. Emily Dickinson