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Emily Dickinson Quotes

About Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

Life: 1830 - 1886

Country: us flag America

Profession: Poet;

Emily Dickinson (December 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886) was an American poet. Though virtually unknown in her lifetime, Dickinson has come to be regarded, along with Walt Whitman, as one of the two quintessential American poets of the 19th century.




Beauty is not caused. It is.

~ Emily Dickinson

Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.

~ Emily Dickinson

Fame is a fickle food
Upon a shifting plate.

~ Emily Dickinson

I dwell in Possibility

A fairer House than Prose

More numerous of Windows

Superior--for Doors

Of Chambers as the Cedars

Impregnable of Eye

And for an Everlasting Roof

The Gambrels of the Sky

Of Visitors--the fairest

For Occupation--This

The spreading wide my narrow Hands

To gather Paradise

~ Emily Dickinson

- I dwell in possibility

For each ecstatic instant
We must an anguish pay
In keen and quivering ratio
To the ecstasy.

~ Emily Dickinson

Where thou art, that, is Home.

~ Emily Dickinson

Eden is that old-fashioned house we dwell in every day
Without suspecting our abode, until we drive away.

~ Emily Dickinson

"Hope" is the thing with feathers--
That perches on the soul--
And sings the tune without the words--
And never stops--at all--

~ Emily Dickinson

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