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Emily Dickinson
December 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886
Nationality: American
Category: Poet
Subcategory: American Poet

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


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.


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


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


Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.


The brain is wider than the sky.


For love is immortality.


Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.


Tell the truth, but tell it slant.


Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.


Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.


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.


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


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


It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.


People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.


I argue thee that love is life. And life hath immortality.

    Topics: Love Is

How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!


Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.


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


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