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Anger as soon as fed is dead
Tis starving makes it fat.
Emily Dickinson
We never know how high we are
Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies.
Emily Dickinson
Beauty is not caused. It is.
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
Where thou art, that is home.
Emily Dickinson
That it will never come again is what makes life sweet.
Emily Dickinson
Saying nothing... sometimes says the most. 
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
Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.
Emily Dickinson
It is better to be the hammer than the anvil. 
Emily Dickinson
I dwell in possibility.
Emily Dickinson
Dying is a wild night and a new road. 
Emily Dickinson
Morning without you is a dwindled dawn. 
Emily Dickinson
A wounded deer leaps the highest. 
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. 
Emily Dickinson
Forever is composed of nows. 
Emily Dickinson
Life is a spell so exquisite that everything conspires to break it.
Emily Dickinson
Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.
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 (My Life Closed Twice Before its Close)
I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.
Emily Dickinson
Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
Emily Dickinson
I'm nobody, who are you? 
Emily Dickinson
I had no monarch in my life, and cannot rule myself; and when I try to organize, my little force explodes and leaves me bare and charred.
Emily Dickinson (Letter to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1862)
How do most people live without any thought? There are many people in the world,-you must have noticed them in the street,--how do they live? How do they get strength to put on their clothes in the morning?
Emily Dickinson
Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
Emily Dickinson
If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.
Emily Dickinson
The soul selects her own society, 
Then shuts the door.
Emily Dickinson
My friends are my estate.
Emily Dickinson
How lonely this world is growing, something so desolate creeps over the spirit and we don't know its name, and it won't go away.
Emily Dickinson
Pardon my Sanity in a world Insane.
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
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
Emily Dickinson
Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.
Emily Dickinson
Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed. 
Emily Dickinson
The lovely flowers 
embarrass me. 
They make me regret 
I am not a bee...
Emily Dickinson
People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.
Emily Dickinson
Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it.
Emily Dickinson
Till I loved I never lived.
Emily Dickinson
We meet no Stranger, but Ourself.
Emily Dickinson
Surgeons must be very careful
When they take the knife!
Underneath their fine incisions
Stirs the culprit... life!
Emily Dickinson (Surgeons must be very careful)
Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned.
Emily Dickinson
Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality. 
Emily Dickinson
Death is a Dialogue between.. the Spirit and the Dust.
Emily Dickinson
A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day. 
Emily Dickinson
The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
Emily Dickinson
Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality. 
Emily Dickinson
How happy is the little stone 
That rambles in the road alone, 
And doesn't care about careers, 
And exigencies never fears; 
Whose coat of elemental brown 
A passing universe put on; 
And independent as the sun, 
Associates or glows alone, 
Fulfilling absolute decree 
In casual simplicity.
Emily Dickinson
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. 
Emily Dickinson
Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.
Emily Dickinson (Hope is the thing with feathers)
Fortune befriends the bold. 
Emily Dickinson
Nature, like us is sometimes caught
Without her diadem.
Emily Dickinson
Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.
Emily Dickinson
I don't profess to be profound; but I do lay claim to common sense.
Emily Dickinson
Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes. 
Emily Dickinson
A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
Emily Dickinson
The past is not a package one can lay away.
Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson Biography

Born: December 10, 1830
Died: May 15, 1886

Emily Dickinson an American poet. Although Emily was considered to be quite an eccentric character and wasn't so popular during her time. Her poetry later found its way into the spotlight.

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