Emily Dickinson Quotes & Wallpapers

Emily Dickinson
Total Quotes: 696


I do not feel I could give up all for Christ, were I called to die. Emily Dickinson

You are nipping in the bud fancies which I let blossom. The shore is safer, but I love to buffet the sea - I can count the bitter wrecks here in these pleasant waters, and hear the murmuring winds, but oh, I love the danger! Emily Dickinson

The minister today preached about death and judgment, and what would become of those who behaved improperly - and somehow it scared me. He preached such an awful sermon I didn't think I should ever see you again until the Judgment Day. The subject of perdition seemed to please him somehow. Emily Dickinson

Fearless-the cobweb swings from the ceiling- Indolent Housewife-in Daisies-lain! Emily Dickinson

I dwell in possiblities. Emily Dickinson

A power of Butterfly must be - The Aptitude to fly Meadows of Majesty concedes And easy Sweeps of Sky - Emily Dickinson

There is no frigate like a book To take us lands away, Nor any coursers like a page Of prancing poetry. This traverse may the poorest take Without oppress of toll; How frugal is the chariot That bears a human soul. Emily Dickinson

They address an Eclipse every morning, whom they call their "Father." Emily Dickinson

Nothing more do I ask than to share with you the ecstasy and sacrament of my life. Emily Dickinson

I am nobody! Who are you? Are you a nobody, too? Emily Dickinson

Faith is a fine invention For gentlemen who see; But Microscopes are prudent In an emergency. Emily Dickinson

I do not know the man so bold He dare in lonely Place That awful stranger Consciousness Deliberately face Emily Dickinson

We never know we go when we are going - We jest and shut the Door - Fate - following - behind us bolts it - And we accost no more Emily Dickinson

Renunciation - is a piercing Virtue-/ The letting go A Presence - for an Expectation Emily Dickinson

Unto a broken heart No other one may go Without the high prerogative Itself hath suffered too. Emily Dickinson

I REASON, earth is short, And anguish absolute. And many hurt; But what of that? I reason, we could die: The best vitality Cannot excel decay; But what of that? I reason that in heaven Somehow, it will be even, Some new equation given; But what of that? Emily Dickinson

A Vastness, as a Neighbor, came, A Wisdom, without Face, or Name, A Peace, as Hemispheres at Home And so the Night became. Emily Dickinson

How dreary to be somebody! How public, like a frog To tell your name the livelong day To an admiring bog. Emily Dickinson

Memory is a strange Bell-Jubilee, and Knell. Emily Dickinson

I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine. Emily Dickinson

Morning without you is a dwindled dawn. Emily Dickinson

Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, But which will bloom most constantly? The wild rose-briar is sweet in spring ,Its summer blossoms scent the air; Yet wait till winter comes again, And who will call the wild-briar fair? Then, scorn the silly rose-wreath now, And deck thee with holly's sheen, That, when December blights thy brow, He still may leave thy garland green. Emily Dickinson

Endow the Living - with the Tears - You squander on the Dead. Emily Dickinson

Answer July- Where is the Bee- Where is the Blush- Where is the Hay? Ah, said July- Where is the Seed- Where is the Bud- Where is the May- Answer Thee-Me- Emily Dickinson

My friends are my estate. Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them! Emily Dickinson

Will you tell me my fault, frankly as to yourself, for I had rather wince, than die. Men do not call the surgeon to commend the bone, but to set it, Sir. Emily Dickinson

Faith-is the pierless bridge supporting what We see unto the scene that we do not. Emily Dickinson

Dying is a wild night and a new road. Emily Dickinson

A Murmur in the Trees - to note - Not loud enough - for Wind - A Star - not far enough to seek - Nor near enough - to find Emily Dickinson

A Letter is a Joy of Earth - It is denied the Gods Emily Dickinson

Superiority to Fate Is difficult to gain 'Tis not conferred of Any But possible to earn. Emily Dickinson

The Spider as an Artist Has never been employed- Though his surpassing Merit Is freely certified. Emily Dickinson

Behold this little Bane- The Boon of all alive- As common as it is unknown The name of it is Love. Emily Dickinson

If Aims impel these Astral Ones The ones allowed to know Know that which makes them as forgot As Dawn forgets them now Emily Dickinson

A Dominie in Gray- Put gently up the evening Bars- And led the flock away Emily Dickinson

The Heart wants what it wants - or else it does not care Emily Dickinson

The only Commandment I ever obeyed - 'Consider the Lilies. Emily Dickinson

We dream - it is good we are dreaming - It would hurt us - were we awake - But since it is playing - kill us, And we are playing - shriek - What harm? Men die - externally - It is a truth - of Blood - But we - are dying in Drama - And Drama - is never dead - Cautious - We jar each other - And either - open the eyes - Lest the Phantasm - prove the Mistake - And the livid Surprise Cool us to Shafts of Granite - With just an Age - and Name - And perhaps a phrase in Egyptian - It's prudenter - to dream - Emily Dickinson

The steeples swam in amethyst, the news like squirrels swam. Emily Dickinson

Unable are the Loved to die For Love is Immortality, Nay, it is Deity - Unable they that love - to die For Love reforms Vitality Into Divinity. Emily Dickinson

Beauty - be not caused - It Is - Chase it, and it ceases - Chase it not, and it abides Emily Dickinson

LOVE is anterior to life, Posterior to death, Initial of creation, and The exponent of breath. Emily Dickinson

THE soul should always stand ajar, That if the heaven inquire, He will not be obliged to wait, Or shy of troubling her. Depart, before the host has slid The bolt upon the door, To seek for the accomplished guest, - Her visitor no more. Emily Dickinson

Belshazzar had a letter, - He never had but one; Belshazzar's correspondence Concluded and begun In that immortal copy The conscience of us all Can read without its glasses On revelation's wall. Emily Dickinson

I SEE thee better in the dark, I do not need a light. The love of thee a prism be Excelling violet. I see thee better for the years That hunch themselves between, The miner's lamp sufficient be To nullify the mine. And in the grave I see thee best- Its little panels be A-glow, all ruddy with the light I held so high for thee! What need of day to those whose dark Hath so surpassing sun, It seem it be continually At the meridian? Emily Dickinson

The only secret people keep is immortality. Emily Dickinson

MY river runs to thee: Blue sea, wilt welcome me? My river waits reply. Oh sea, look graciously! I 'll fetch thee brooks From spotted nooks,- Say, sea, Take me! Emily Dickinson

Sunrise: day's great progenitor. Emily Dickinson

A little madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King, But God be with the Clown, Who ponders this tremendous scene- This whole experiment in green, As if it were his own! Emily Dickinson

How very sad it is to have a confiding nature, one's hopes and feelings are quite at the mercy of all who come along; and how very desirable to be a stolid individual, whose hopes and aspirations are safe in one's waistcoat pocket, and that a pocket indeed, and one not to be picked! Emily Dickinson

The friend anguish reveals is the slowest forgot. Emily Dickinson

Good times are always mutual; that is what makes good times. Emily Dickinson

To multiply the harbors does not reduce the sea. Emily Dickinson

The appetite for silence is seldom an acquired taste. Emily Dickinson

Spring's first conviction is a wealth beyond its whole experience. Emily Dickinson

Truth - is as old as God - ... Emily Dickinson

I have an appetite for silence. Emily Dickinson

Hope is a thing with feathers Emily Dickinson

Beauty is not the cause of something, it is what it is. Emily Dickinson

Anger as soon as fed is dead - 'Tis starving makes it fat. Emily Dickinson

We turn not older with years, but newer every day. Emily Dickinson

There's a certain Slant of light, Winter Afternoons- That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral Tunes- Emily Dickinson

All things do go a-courting, In earth, or sea, or air, God hath made nothing single But thee in His world so fair. Emily Dickinson

Take all away from me, but leave me Ecstasy, And I am richer then than all my Fellow Men Emily Dickinson

Dreams are the subtle Dower That make us rich an Hour - Then fling us poor Out of the purple door. Emily Dickinson

Superiority to Fate Is difficult to gain 'Tis not conferred of Any But possible to earn. Emily Dickinson

The Spider as an Artist Has never been employed - Though his surpassing Merit Is freely certified. Emily Dickinson

Suspense - is Hostiler than Death - Death - tho'soever Broad, Is just Death, and cannot increase - Suspense - does not conclude Emily Dickinson

The Past is such a curious Creature To look her in the Face A Transport may receipt us Or a Disgrace Emily Dickinson

The Things that never can come back, are several - Childhood - some forms of Hope - the Dead - Though Joys - like Men - may sometimes make a Journey - And still abide Emily Dickinson



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