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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.

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  • 1
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    13

    I dwell in Possibility.

  • 2
    36
    13

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

  • 3
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    8

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

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    22
    4

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

  • 5
    36
    22

    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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    34
    20

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

  • 7
    24
    8

    Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.

  • 8
    21
    6

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

  • 9
    22
    8

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

  • 10
    20
    6

    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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    18
    4

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

  • 12
    27
    15

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

  • 13
    16
    4

    I died for beauty

  • 14
    18
    6

    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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    18
    8

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

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    16
    6

    A wounded deer leaps the highest.

  • 17
    19
    10

    Let us go in; the fog is rising.

  • 18
    13
    4

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

  • 19
    18
    11

    Where thou art, that is home.

  • 20
    14
    6

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

  • 21
    17
    10

    Tell the truth, but tell it slant.

  • 22
    6
    2

    Nature, like us is sometimes caught without her diadem.

  • 23
    11
    4

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

  • 24
    18
    13

    The Brain is wider than the sky-.

  • 25
    4
    4

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