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“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
Emily Dickinson
“If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.”
Emily Dickinson
“Forever is composed of nows.”
Emily Dickinson
“That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.”
Emily Dickinson
“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.”
Emily Dickinson
“Not knowing when the dawn will come
I open every door.”
Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems
“A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King.”
Emily Dickinson
“Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.”
Emily Dickinson
“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?”
Emily Dickinson, Selected Letters
“Saying nothing sometimes says the most.”
Emily Dickinson
“This is my letter to the world
That never wrote to me”
Emily Dickinson
“I dwell in possibility…”
Emily Dickinson
“I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there ’s a pair of us—don’t tell!
They ’d banish us, you know.

How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!”
Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems
“Nature is a haunted house--but Art--is a house that tries to be haunted.”
Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems
“To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.”
Emily Dickinson
“Beauty is not caused. It is.”
Emily Dickinson
“Bring me the sunset in a cup.”
Emily Dickinson
“Pardon My Sanity In A World Insane”
Emily Dickinson
“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.”
Emily Dickinson
“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”
Emily Dickinson
A Word is Dead

A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.

I say it just
Begins to live
That day.”
Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems
“How happy is the little stone
That rambles in the road alone,
And doesn't care about careers,
And exigencies never fears;
Whose coat of elemental brown
A passing universe put on;
And independent as the sun,
Associates or glows alone,
Fulfilling absolute decree
In casual simplicity.”
Emily Dickinson
“Because I could not stop for Death –
He kindly stopped for me –
The Carriage held but just Ourselves –
And Immortality.”
Emily Dickinson
“I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.”
Emily Dickinson
“Truth is so rare, it is delightful to tell it.”
Emily Dickinson
“Heart, we will forget him,

You and I, tonight!

You must forget the warmth he gave,

I will forget the light.”
Emily Dickinson
tags: love
“There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry –
This Traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of Toll –
How frugal is the Chariot
That bears a Human soul.”
Emily Dickinson, Selected Poems
“The dearest ones of time, the strongest friends of the soul--BOOKS.”
Emily Dickinson
“Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.”
Emily Dickinson
“PHOSPHORESCENCE. Now there's a word to lift your hat to... to find that phosphorescence, that light within, that's the genius behind poetry.”
Emily Dickinson

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