Compilation of Quotes by The Author of The Complete Poems Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson most popular poet whose 1,800 poems were published during her lifetime, Find inspiring poet amazing quotes on death, hope, friendship and life.

  • I dwell in possibility.
  • For love is immortality.
  • My friends are my estate.
  • I’m nobody, who are you?
  • Beauty is not caused. It is.
  • Fortune befriends the bold.
  • Forever is composed of nows.
  • Where thou art, that is home.
  • Tell the truth, but tell it slant.
  • The brain is wider than the sky.
  • A wounded deer leaps the highest.
  • Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.
  • Dying is a wild night and a new road.
  • Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.
  • Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.
  • Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.
  • Saying nothing… sometimes says the most.
  • It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.
  • Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.
  • That it will never come again is what makes life sweet.
  • I argue thee that love is life. And life hath immortality.
  • Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell.
  • Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
  • Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.
  • If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.
  • Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
  • Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.
  • To love is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
  • Luck is not chance, it’s toil; fortune’s expensive smile is earned.
  • I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.
  • People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.
  • How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
  • Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
  • Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes.
  • Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon.
  • Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.
  • A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.
  • The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
  • If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.
  • After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.
  • Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.
  • They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.
  • I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.
  • There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.
  • If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.
  • Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
  • Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.