Emily Dickinson Quotes


 “Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all.”

“Nature is what we know – Yet have not art to say – So impotent our wisdom is To her simplicity.”

“Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality.”

“‘Tis so much joy! ‘Tis so much joy! If I should fail, what poverty! And yet, as poor as I Have ventured all upon a throw; Have gained! Yes! Hesitated so this side the victory!”

“They say God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.”

“I never saw a moor, I never saw the sea; Yet know I how the heather looks, And what a wave must be. I never spoke with God, Nor visited in heaven; Yet certain am I of the spot As if the chart were given.”

“I cannot live with You – It would be Life – And Life is over there – Behind the Shelf.”

“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 Unto his nest again I shall not live in vain.”


“Let us go in; the fog is rising.”
“Inebriate of Air – am I – And Debauchee of Dew – Reeling through endless summer days – From inns of Molten Blue.”

Citation: Pettinger, Tejvan. “Biography of Emily Dickinson”, Oxford, UK. www.biographyonline.net 26 June 2006. Last updated 18 Feb 2018.

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