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quote by Emily Dickinson: The Soul should always stand ajar. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

The Soul should always stand ajar.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by 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 liv… with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

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
quote by Emily Dickinson: This is the Hour of Lead- Remembered, if outlived, As freezing persons, recollect the Snow- First-Chill-then Stupor- then the letting go. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

This is the Hour of Lead- Remembered, if outlived, As freezing persons, recollect the Snow- First-Chill-then Stupor- then the letting go.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: The past is not a package one can lay away. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

The past is not a package one can lay away.

--Emily Dickinson


quote by Emily Dickinson: There is a Zone whose even Years

No Solstice interrupt -

Whose Sun constructs perpetual Noon

Whose perfect Seasons wait -

Whose Summer set in Summer, till

The Centuries of June

And Centur… with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

There is a Zone whose even Years

No Solstice interrupt -

Whose Sun constructs perpetual Noon

Whose perfect Seasons wait -

Whose Summer set in Summer, till

The Centuries of June

And Centuries of August cease

And Consciousness -- is Noon.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Heaven is so far of the mind that were the mind dissolved -- the site of it by architect could not again be proved. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Heaven is so far of the mind that were the mind dissolved -- the site of it by architect could not again be proved.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: March is the month of expectation,

The things we do not know,

The Persons of Prognostication

Are coming now.

We try to sham becoming firmness,

But pompous joy

Betrays us, as his first bet… with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

March is the month of expectation,

The things we do not know,

The Persons of Prognostication

Are coming now.

We try to sham becoming firmness,

But pompous joy

Betrays us, as his first betrothal

Betrays a boy.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Superiority to Fate Is difficult to gain 'Tis not conferred of Any But possible to earn. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Superiority to Fate Is difficult to gain 'Tis not conferred of Any But possible to earn.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: I confess that I love him, I rejoice that I love him, I thank the maker of Heaven and Earth that gave him to me. The exultation floods me. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

I confess that I love him, I rejoice that I love him, I thank the maker of Heaven and Earth that gave him to me. The exultation floods me.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Write me of hope and love, and hearts that endured. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Write me of hope and love, and hearts that endured.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: I felt it shelter to speak to you. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

I felt it shelter to speak to you.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Bring me the sunset in a cup. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Bring me the sunset in a cup.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: I must go in, the fog is rising. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

I must go in, the fog is rising.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: This is my letter to the world That never wrote to me. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

This is my letter to the world That never wrote to me.

--Emily Dickinson

Longer Version:

This is my letter to the world, that never wrote to me, the simple news that nature told, with tender majesty. Her message is committed, to hands I cannot see; for love of her, sweet countrymen, judge tenderly of me.


quote by Emily Dickinson: Love is everything. And that's all we know about it. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Love is everything. And that's all we know about it.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: I tasted life. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

I tasted life.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: If your Nerve, deny you -- Go above your Nerve. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

If your Nerve, deny you -- Go above your Nerve.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Those who have not found the heaven below, will fail of it above. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Those who have not found the heaven below, will fail of it above.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: The Heart wants what it wants -- or else it does not care. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

The Heart wants what it wants -- or else it does not care.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Truth is so rare, it is delightful to tell it. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

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

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Pardon my sanity in a world insane. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Pardon my sanity in a world insane.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: One step at a time is all it takes to get you there. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

One step at a time is all it takes to get you there.

--Emily Dickinson


quote by Emily Dickinson: Who loves you most, and loves you best, and thinks of you when others rest? 'Tis Emilie. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Who loves you most, and loves you best, and thinks of you when others rest? 'Tis Emilie.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: How vain it seems to write, when one knows how to feel -- how much more near and dear to sit beside you, talk with you, hear the tones of your voice...Give me strength, Susie, write me of hope and lo… with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

How vain it seems to write, when one knows how to feel -- how much more near and dear to sit beside you, talk with you, hear the tones of your voice...Give me strength, Susie, write me of hope and love, and of hearts that endure.

--Emily Dickinson

quote by Emily Dickinson: Sweet hour, blessed hour, to carry me to you, and to bring you back to me, long enough to snatch one kiss, and whisper goodbye again. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Sweet hour, blessed hour, to carry me to you, and to bring you back to me, long enough to snatch one kiss, and whisper goodbye again.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: The days will have more hours while you are gone away. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

The days will have more hours while you are gone away.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: The spreading wide my narrow Hands 
To gather Paradise. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

The spreading wide my narrow Hands
To gather Paradise.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: That Love is all there is
Is all we know of Love,
It is enough, the freight should be
Proportioned to the groove. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

That Love is all there is
Is all we know of Love,
It is enough, the freight should be
Proportioned to the groove.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Your absence insanes me so -- I do not feel so peaceful, when you are gone from me. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Your absence insanes me so -- I do not feel so peaceful, when you are gone from me.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Oh my darling one, how long you wander from me, how weary I grow of waiting and looking, and calling for you; sometimes I shut my eyes, and shut my heart towards you, and try hard to forget you becau… with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Oh my darling one, how long you wander from me, how weary I grow of waiting and looking, and calling for you; sometimes I shut my eyes, and shut my heart towards you, and try hard to forget you because you grieve me so, but you'll never go away, oh you never will.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: I think of love, and you, and my heart grows full and warm, and my breath stands still. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

I think of love, and you, and my heart grows full and warm, and my breath stands still.

--Emily Dickinson

Longer Version:

I think of love, and you, and my heart grows full and warm, and my breath stands still... I can feel a sunshine stealing into my soul and making it all summer, and every thorn, a rose.


quote by Emily Dickinson: When
Continents
expire
The Giants
they discarded --
are
Promoted
to endure --. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

When
Continents
expire
The Giants
they discarded --
are
Promoted
to endure --.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Each life converges to some centre expressed or still. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Each life converges to some centre expressed or still.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: There's nothing wicked in Shakespeare, and if there is I don't want to know it. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

There's nothing wicked in Shakespeare, and if there is I don't want to know it.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Split the Lark--and you'll find the Music, Bulb after Bulb, in Silver rolled. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Split the Lark--and you'll find the Music, Bulb after Bulb, in Silver rolled.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: There are depths in every Consciousness, from which we cannot rescue ourselves -- to which none can go with us. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

There are depths in every Consciousness, from which we cannot rescue ourselves -- to which none can go with us.

--Emily Dickinson

quote by Emily Dickinson: The brain is wider than the sky, For, put them side by side, The one the other will include With ease, and you beside. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

The brain is wider than the sky, For, put them side by side, The one the other will include With ease, and you beside.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: At least to pray is left -- is left Oh Jesus -- in the Air -- I know not which thy chamber is -- I'm knocking everywhere. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

At least to pray is left -- is left Oh Jesus -- in the Air -- I know not which thy chamber is -- I'm knocking everywhere.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: His mind of man, a secret makes I meet him with a start he carries a circumference in which I have no part. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

His mind of man, a secret makes I meet him with a start he carries a circumference in which I have no part.

--Emily Dickinson

quote by Emily Dickinson: November always seemed to me the Norway of the year. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

November always seemed to me the Norway of the year.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Bless God, he went as soldiers,
His musket on his breast--
Grant God, he charge the bravest
Of all the martial blest!
Please God, might I behold him
In epauletted white--
I should not fear the foe th… with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Bless God, he went as soldiers,
His musket on his breast--
Grant God, he charge the bravest
Of all the martial blest!
Please God, might I behold him
In epauletted white--
I should not fear the foe then--
I should not fear the fight!

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Till I loved I never lived. with background image: pink dahlia in bloom
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Till I loved I never lived.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Drab Habitation of Whom? Tabernacle or Tomb -- or Dome of Worm -- or Porch of Gnome -- or some Elf's Catacomb? with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Drab Habitation of Whom? Tabernacle or Tomb -- or Dome of Worm -- or Porch of Gnome -- or some Elf's Catacomb?

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: I hope you're very careful working, eating and drinking when the heat is so great -- there are temptations there which at home you are free from -- beware the juicy fruits, and the cooling ades, and … with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

I hope you're very careful working, eating and drinking when the heat is so great -- there are temptations there which at home you are free from -- beware the juicy fruits, and the cooling ades, and cordials, and do not eat ice-cream, it is so very dangerous.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Suspense-is Hostiler than Death-Death- tho soever Broad, Is just Death, and cannot increase- Suspense-does not conclude. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Suspense-is Hostiler than Death-Death- tho soever Broad, Is just Death, and cannot increase- Suspense-does not conclude.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Two Seasons, it is said, exist-

The Summer of the Just,

And this of Ours, diversified

With Prospect, and with Frost-
May not our Second with its First

So infinite compare

That We but recoll… with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Two Seasons, it is said, exist-

The Summer of the Just,

And this of Ours, diversified

With Prospect, and with Frost-
May not our Second with its First

So infinite compare

That We but recollect the one

The other to prefer?

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.

--Emily Dickinson

Longer Version:

Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm. I've heard it in the chilliest land And on the strangest sea; Yet, never, in extremity, It asked a crumb of me.


quote by Emily Dickinson: There is no frigate like a book. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

There is no frigate like a book.

--Emily Dickinson

Longer Version:

There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away.


quote by Emily Dickinson: I felt a Cleaving in my Mind--
As if my Brain had split--
I tried to match it--Seam by Seam--
But could not make it fit. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

I felt a Cleaving in my Mind--
As if my Brain had split--
I tried to match it--Seam by Seam--
But could not make it fit.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Anger as soon as fed is dead- 'Tis starving makes it fat. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

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

--Emily Dickinson
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

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
quote by Emily Dickinson: One need not be a chamber to be haunted. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

One need not be a chamber to be haunted.

--Emily Dickinson

Longer Version:

One need not be a Chamber -- to be Haunted -- One need not be a House -- The Brain -- has Corridors -- surpassing Material Place -- Far safer, of a Midnight -- meeting External Ghost -- Than an Interior -- Confronting -- That cooler -- Host. Far safer, through an Abbey -- gallop -- The Stones a'chase -- Than Moonless -- One's A'self encounter -- In lonesome place -- Ourself -- behind ourself -- Concealed -- Should startle -- most.


quote by Emily Dickinson: Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.
The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-f… with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.
The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: When the Best is gone -- I know that other things are not of consequence -- The Heart wants what it wants -- or else it does not care . with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

When the Best is gone -- I know that other things are not of consequence -- The Heart wants what it wants -- or else it does not care .

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: A light exists in Spring
Not present in the year
at any other period
When March is scarcely here. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

A light exists in Spring
Not present in the year
at any other period
When March is scarcely here.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: There's a certain slant of light, On winter afternoons, That oppresses, like the weight Of cathedral tunes. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

There's a certain slant of light, On winter afternoons, That oppresses, like the weight Of cathedral tunes.

--Emily Dickinson

Longer Version:

There's a certain Slant of light, Winter afternoons-- That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral Tunes-- Heavenly Hurt, it gives us-- We can find no scar, But internal difference, Where the Meanings, are.... When it comes, the Landscape listens-- Shadows--hold their breath-- When it goes, 'tis like the Distance On the look of Death.


quote by Emily Dickinson: There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away.

--Emily Dickinson

Longer Version:

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


quote by Emily Dickinson: The truth must dazzle gradually or every man be blind. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

The truth must dazzle gradually or every man be blind.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Tell all the truth but tell it slant. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Tell all the truth but tell it slant.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: The brain is deeper than the sea. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

The brain is deeper than the sea.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Saying nothing sometimes says the most. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Saying nothing sometimes says the most.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: I dwell in possibility. with background image: four orange, green, blue, and red paint rollers
Background Photo: David Pisnoy

I dwell in possibility.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: The sun just touched the morning; the morning, happy thing, supposed that he had come to dwell, and life would be all spring. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

The sun just touched the morning; the morning, happy thing, supposed that he had come to dwell, and life would be all spring.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: We turn not older with years, but newer every day. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

We turn not older with years, but newer every day.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Open your life wide, and take me in forever. I will never be tired-I will never be noisy when you want to be still...nobody else will see me, but you-but that is enough-I shall not want any more. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Open your life wide, and take me in forever. I will never be tired-I will never be noisy when you want to be still...nobody else will see me, but you-but that is enough-I shall not want any more.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

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.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

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

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.

--Emily Dickinson

Longer Version:

Fame is a fickle food Upon a shifting plate, Whose table once a Guest, but not The second time, is set. Whose crumbs the crows inspect, And with ironic caw Flap past it to the Farmer's corn; Men eat of it and die.


quote by Emily Dickinson: Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Forever is composed of nows. with background image: person wearing brown and white watch
Background Photo: Brad Neathery

Forever is composed of nows.

--Emily Dickinson

Longer Version:

Forever is composed of Nows
'Tis not a different time
Except for Infiniteness
And Latitude of Home.


quote by Emily Dickinson: My friends are my estate. with background image: person walking on street while holding black umbrella near cars on road at nighttime
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My friends are my estate.

--Emily Dickinson

Longer Version:

My friends are my estate. Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them. They tell me those who were poor early have different views of gold. I don't know how that is. God is not so wary as we, else He would give us no friends, lest we forget Him.


quote by Emily Dickinson: Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed. with background image: shorebird on pier
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Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: To love is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

To love is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: They might not need me; but they might. I'll let my head be just in sight; a smile as small as mine might be precisely their necessity. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

They might not need me; but they might. I'll let my head be just in sight; a smile as small as mine might be precisely their necessity.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Fortune befriends the bold. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Fortune befriends the bold.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: A wounded deer leaps the highest. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

A wounded deer leaps the highest.

--Emily Dickinson

Longer Version:

A wounded deer leaps highest, I've heard the hunter tell; 'Tis but the ecstasy of death, And then the brake is still. The smitten rock that gushes, The trampled steel that springs,, A cheek is always redder Just where the hectic stings Mirth is mail of anguish, In which its cautious arm Lest anybody spy the blood And, you're hurt exclaim.


quote by Emily Dickinson: Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

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

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: I have a brother and sister; my mother does not care for thought, and father, too busy with his briefs to notice what we do. He buys me many books, but begs me not to read them, because he fears they… with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

I have a brother and sister; my mother does not care for thought, and father, too busy with his briefs to notice what we do. He buys me many books, but begs me not to read them, because he fears they joggle the mind.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: I had no portrait, now, but am small, like the wren; and my hair is bold, like the chestnut bur; and my eyes, like the sherry in the glass, that the guest leaves. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

I had no portrait, now, but am small, like the wren; and my hair is bold, like the chestnut bur; and my eyes, like the sherry in the glass, that the guest leaves.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

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

--Emily Dickinson

Longer Version:

After great pain, a formal feeling comes -- The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs -- The stiff Heart questions was it He, that bore, And Yesterday, or Centuries before? The Feet, mechanical, go round -- Of Ground, or Air, or Ought -- A Wooden way Regardless grown, A Quartz contentment, like a stone -- This is the Hour of Lead -- Remembered, if outlived, As Freezing persons, recollect the Snow -- First -- Chill -- then Stupor -- then the letting go --.


quote by Emily Dickinson: Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

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

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Dying is a wild night and a new road. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Dying is a wild night and a new road.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: Tell the truth, but tell it slant. with background image: photo of author Emily Dickinson with quote

Tell the truth, but tell it slant.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Emily Dickinson: I argue thee that love is life. And life hath immortality. with background image: pink and white flowers on white surface
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I argue thee that love is life. And life hath immortality.

--Emily Dickinson

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