Emily Dickenson Quotes

37 of the best book quotes from Emily Dickenson
  1. #1
    “Water is taught by thirst;
    Land, by the oceans passed;
    Transport, by throe;
    Peace, by its battles told;
    Love, by memorial mould;
    Birds, by the snow.”
  2. #2
    “I dwell in Possibility –
    A fairer House than Prose –
    More numerous of Windows –
    Superior – for Doors –”
  3. #3
    “Why joys so scantily disburse,
    Why Paradise defer,
    Why floods are served to us in bowls,—
    I speculate no more.”
  4. #4
    “Now, when I read, I read not,
    For interrupting tears
    Obliterate the etchings
    Too costly for repairs.”
  5. #5
    ″‘Tis harder knowing it is due,
    Than knowing it is here.”
  6. #6
    “While I was fearing it, it came,
    But came with less of fear,
    Because that fearing it so long
    Had almost made it dear.”
  7. #7
    “Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell.”
  8. #8
    “For each ecstatic instant
    We must an anguish pay
    In keen and quivering ratio
    To the ecstasy.”
  9. #9
    “Earth is crammed with Heaven.”
  10. #10
    “Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.”
  11. #11
    “I started early, took my dog,
    And visited the sea;
    The mermaids in the basement
    Came out to look at me”
  12. #12
    “If certain, when this life was out,
    That yours and mine should be,
    I ’d toss it yonder like a rind,
    And taste eternity.”
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More Than Balloons book
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More Than Balloons
The Rag Coat book
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The Rag Coat
Penguin and Pinecone book
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Penguin and Pinecone
All the Places to Love book
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All the Places to Love
The Trumpet of the Swan book
chapter book
The Trumpet of the Swan
Spot Loves His Daddy book
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Spot Loves His Daddy
Three Little Words book
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Three Little Words
Charlotte and the Rock book
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Charlotte and the Rock
  1. #13
    “The brain has corridors surpassing
    Material place.”
  2. #14
    “Tell all the truth but tell it slant.”
  3. #15
    “The Brain is deeper than the sea”
  4. #16
    “I am not used to Hope —
    It might intrude upon —
    Its sweet parade — blaspheme the place —
    Ordained to Suffering —”
  5. #17
    “To be alive──is Power.”
  6. #18
    “Hope is the thing with feathers
    That perches in the soul,
    And sings the tune without the words,
    And never stops at all”
  7. #19
    “Nature is a haunted house--but Art--is a house that tries to be haunted.”
  8. #20
    “The Carriage held but just Ourselves –
    And Immortality.”
  9. #21
    “I measure every Grief I meet
    With narrow, probing, eyes –
    I wonder if It weighs like Mine –
    Or has an Easier size.”
  10. #22
    “Earth is a merry damsel, and heaven a knight so true”
  11. #23
    “Then I will not repine
    Knowing that bird of mine
    Though flown shall in a distant tree
    Bright melody for me
  12. #24
    “Death is like the insect
    Menacing the tree,
    Competent to kill it,
    But decoyed may be.”
Books about happinessView All ››
Wonder book
chapter book
You Are My Happy book
picture book
You Are My Happy
Emma book
board book
Be Happy! book
board book
Be Happy!
Augustus and His Smile book
picture book
Augustus and His Smile
Last Stop on Market Street book
picture book
Last Stop on Market Street
  1. #25
    “Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.”
  2. #26
    “Not with a club, the Heart is broken
    Nor with a Stone –
    A Whip so small you could not see it
    I’ve known”
  3. #27
    “It might be lonelier
    Without the Loneliness”
  4. #28
    “To see the Summer Sky
    Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie—
    True Poems flee—”
  5. #29
    “The Soul selects her own Society.”
  6. #30
    “The pedigree of honey does not concern the bee; A clover, any time, to him is aristocracy.”
  7. #31
    “Because I could not stop for Death.”
  8. #32
    “Not knowing when the dawn will come
    I open every door.”
  9. #33
    “We slowly drove – He knew no haste”
  10. #34
    “In a serener Bright,
    In a more golden light
    I see
    Each little doubt and fear,
    Each little discord here
  11. #35
    “Success is counted sweetest
    By those who ne’er succeed.”
  12. #36
    “If you were coming in the fall,
    I’d brush the summer by”
  13. #37
    “The moon was but a chin of gold
    A night or two ago,
    And now she turns her perfect face
    Upon the world below.”
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