Quotation Explorer - 'Emily Dickinson'

Tell all the Truth but tell it slant--Success in Circuit liesToo bright for our infirm DelightThe Truth's superb surpriseAs Lightning to the Children easedWith explanation kindThe Truth must dazzle graduallyOr every man be blind-- - Emily Dickinson
your brain is wider than the sky - Emily Dickinson
Faith slips - and laughs, and rallies - Emily Dickinson
Anger as soon as fed is dead - 'Tis starving makes it fat. - Emily Dickinson
To shut your eyes is to travel. - Emily Dickinson
The Babies we were are buried, and their shadows are plodding on. - Emily Dickinson
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed. - Emily Dickinson
Bless God, he went as soldiers,His musket on his breast—Grant God, he charge the bravestOf all the martial blest!Please God, might I behold himIn epauletted white—I should not fear the foe then—I should not fear the fight! - 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
Look back on Time, with kindly eyes -He doubtless did his best -How softly sinks that trembling sunIn Human Nature's West - - Emily Dickinson
It was not Death, for I stood up,And all the Dead, lie down—It was not Night, for all the BellsPut out their Tongues, for Noon. - 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
I wonder if it hurts to live,And if they have to try,And whether, could they choose between,They would not rather die. - Emily Dickinson
Anger as soon as fed is dead- 'Tis starving makes it fat. - Emily Dickinson
Kein Schiff trägt uns besser in ferne Länder, als ein Buch. - Emily Dickinson
My friends are my estate. - 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
We never know how high we areTill we are called to rise;And then, if we are true to plan,Our statures touch the skies.The heroism we reciteWould be a daily thing,Did not ourselves the cubits warpFor fear to be a king. - Emily Dickinson
The bustle in a houseThe morning after deathIs solemnest of industriesEnacted upon earth,--The sweeping up the heart,And putting love awayWe shall not want to use againUntil eternity - Emily Dickinson
Todo lo que sabemos del amor es que el amor es todo lo que hay. - Emily Dickinson
If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. - Emily Dickinson
The mere sense of living is joy enough. - Emily Dickinson
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the words without the tune, and never stops at all. - Emily Dickinson
THERE is no frigate like a book/ To take us lands away... - Emily Dickinson
Forever is composed of nows. - Emily Dickinson
There is a pain so utter It swallows substance up Then covers the Abyss with Trance So Memory can step Around across opon it As one within a Swoon Goes safely where an open eye Would drop Him Bone by Bone. - Emily Dickinson
There is no Frigate like a book. - Emily Dickinson
The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. - Emily Dickinson
Hope is a thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without words And never stops at all. - Emily Dickinson
Becuase I could not stop for Death He kindly stopped for me The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality - Emily Dickinson
We outgrow love like other things and put it in a drawer, till it an antique fashion shows like costumes grandsires wore. - Emily Dickinson
Art is a house that tries to be haunted. - Emily Dickinson
We both believe, and disbelieve a hundred times an hour, which keeps believing nimble. - Emily Dickinson
Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough. - Emily Dickinson
Truth is such a rare thing it is delightful to tell it, - Emily Dickinson
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
The possible's slow fuse is lit by the Imagination. - Emily Dickinson
If I can stop one Heart from breaking I shall not live in vain If I can ease one Life the Aching, or cool one Pain, Or help one fainting Robin into his Nest again, I shall not live in Vain. - Emily Dickinson
Consciousness is the only home of which we know. - Emily Dickinson
Morning without you is a dwindled dawn. - Emily Dickinson
I dwell in possibility... - Emily Dickinson
A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King. - Emily Dickinson
And I, could I stand byAnd see you freeze,Without my right of frost, Death's privilege? - Emily Dickinson
A wounded dear leaps the highest - Emily Dickinson
Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul... - Emily Dickinson
That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. - Emily Dickinson
I dwell in possiblities. - Emily Dickinson
Parting is all we know of heaven, And all we need of hell. - Emily Dickinson
When Jesus tells us about his Father, we distrust him. When he shows us his Home, we turn away, but when he confides to us that he is 'acquainted with Grief', we listen, for that also is an Acquaintance of our own. - Emily Dickinson
I like a look of agony, because I know it's true - Emily Dickinson
I measure every Grief I meetWith narrow, probing, Eyes;I wonder if It weighs like Mine,Or has an Easier size. - Emily Dickinson
Parting is all we know of Heaven,and all we need of Hell. - Emily Dickinson
I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven. - Emily Dickinson
Faith is a fine inventionWhen gentlemen can see,But microscopes are prudentIn an emergency. - Emily Dickinson
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
One need not be a chamber to be haunted; One need not be a house; The brain has corridors surpassing Material place. - Emily Dickinson
My life closed twice before its' close- It yet remains to see If Immortality unveil A third event to me. So huge, so hopeless to concieve As these that twice befell. Parting is all we know of heaven, And all we need of hell. - Emily Dickinson
I am nobody, who are you? Are you nobody, too? Then that's a pair of us! - Emily Dickinson
That I shall love always, I argue theethat love is life,and life hath immortality - Emily Dickinson
A great hope fellYou heard no noiseThe ruin was within. - Emily Dickinson
Split the Lark—and you'll find the Music, Bulb after Bulb, in Silver rolled. - Emily Dickinson
Beauty is not caused. It is. - Emily Dickinson
Success is counted sweetest by those ne'er succeed. - Emily Dickinson
There's a certain Slant of light, Winter Afternoons-- That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral Tunes-- - Emily Dickinson
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. - Emily Dickinson
Till I loved I never lived. - Emily Dickinson
They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse. - Emily Dickinson
We turn not older with years, but newer every day. - Emily Dickinson
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.He danced along the dingy days,And this bequest of wingsWas but a book. What libertyA loosened spirit brings! - Emily Dickinson
To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. - Emily Dickinson
Much Madness is Divinest Sense, to a Discerning Eye.... - Emily Dickinson
I had no time to hate, becauseThe grave would hinder me,And life was not so ample ICould finish enmity.Nor had I time to love, but sinceSome industry must be,The little toil of love, I thought,Was large enough for me. - Emily Dickinson
There's a certain slant of light,On winter afternoons,That oppresses, like the weightOf cathedral tunes. - Emily Dickinson
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. - Emily Dickinson
How happy is the little stoneThat rambles in the road alone,And doesn't care about careers,And exigencies never fears;Whose coat of elemental brownA passing universe put on;And independent as the sun,Associates or glows alone,Fulfilling absolute decreeIn casual simplicity. - Emily Dickinson
This is my letter to the worldThat never wrote to me - Emily Dickinson
The Heart wants what it wants - or else it does not care - Emily Dickinson
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