Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

American poet

Lived from: 1830-1886

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Emily Dickinson

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    For each ecstatic instant.
    We must an anguish pay.
    In keen and quivering ratio.
    To the ecstasy.
    Source: Complete Poems (1924)
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    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.
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    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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    His Labor is a Chant - his Idleness - a Tune - oh, for a Bee's experience of Clovers, and of Noon!
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    His mind of man, a secret makes I meet him with a start he carries a circumference in which I have no part.
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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.
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    I argue thee that love is life. And life hath immortality.
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    I dwell in Possibility.
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    I like a look of Agony, because I know it's true - men do not sham Convulsion, nor simulate, a Throe.
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    If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.
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    If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.
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    If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.

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    It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.
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    Let us go in; the fog is rising.
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    Luck is not chance, it is toil. Fortune is expensive smile is earned.