Emily Dickinson quotes

Born
December 10, 1830 Amherst, Massachusetts, US.

Died
May 15, 1886.

Occupation
Poet.

Emily Dickinson was an American poet. Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts into a prominent family with strong ties to its community. After studying at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she briefly attended the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family’s house in Amherst.

Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes.
– Emily Dickinson
Beauty is not caused. It is.
– Emily Dickinson
I dwell in possibility.
– Emily Dickinson
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.
– 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
Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.
– Emily Dickinson
Luck is not chance, it’s toil; fortune’s expensive smile is earned.
– Emily Dickinson
How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
– Emily Dickinson
Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.
– Emily Dickinson
Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.
– Emily Dickinson
Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.
– Emily Dickinson
Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.
– 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.
– Emily Dickinson
Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.
– Emily Dickinson
A wounded deer leaps the highest.
– Emily Dickinson
Saying nothing… sometimes says the most.
– 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.
– Emily Dickinson
Forever is composed of nows.
– Emily Dickinson
To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.
– Emily Dickinson
To love is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
– Emily Dickinson
The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
– Emily Dickinson
Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
– Emily Dickinson
It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.
– Emily Dickinson
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.
– Emily Dickinson
Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
– Emily Dickinson
I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.
– Emily Dickinson
Where thou art, that is home.
– Emily Dickinson