Emily Dickinson Quotes & Wallpapers

Emily Dickinson
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I dwell in Possibility A fairer House than Prose More numerous of Windows Superior-for Doors Of Chambers as the Cedars Impregnable of Eye And for an Everlasting Roof The Gambrels of the Sky Of Visitors-the fairest For Occupation-This The spreading wide my narrow Hands To gather Paradise Emily Dickinson
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'Arcturus' is his other name- I'd rather call him 'Star.' It's very mean of Science To go and interfere! Emily Dickinson
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If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry. Emily Dickinson
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Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned. Emily Dickinson
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Where thou art, that is home. Emily Dickinson
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A wounded deer leaps the highest. Emily Dickinson
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Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it. Emily Dickinson
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Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought. Emily Dickinson
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They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse. Emily Dickinson
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Forever - is composed of Nows- 'Tis not a different time... Let Months dissolve in further Months- And Years - exhale in Years... Emily Dickinson
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The soul selects her own society, Then shuts the door; On her divine majority Obtrude no more. Emily Dickinson
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PHOSPHORESCENCE. Now there's a word to lift your hat to... to find that phosphorescence, that light within, that's the genius behind poetry. Emily Dickinson
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Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them. Emily Dickinson
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in this short life that only lasts ah hour how much-how little-is within our power. Emily Dickinson
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The possible's slow fuse is lit by the Imagination. Emily Dickinson
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I had been hungry all the years- My noon had come, to dine- I, trembling, drew the table near And touched the curious wine. 'Twas this on tables I had seen When turning, hungry, lone, I looked in windows, for the wealth I could not hope to own. I did not know the ample bread, 'Twas so unlike the crumb The birds and I had often shared In Nature's diningroom. The plenty hurt me, 'twas so new,- Myself felt ill and odd, As berry of a mountain bush Transplanted to the road. Nor was I hungry; so I found That hunger was a way Of persons outside windows, The entering takes away. Emily Dickinson
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Sweet Skepticism of the Heart That knows and does not know And tosses like a Fleet of Balm Affronted by the snow. Emily Dickinson
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Forever is comprised of nows. Emily Dickinson
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It is essential to the sanity of mankind that each one should think the other crazy - a condition with which the cynicism of human nature so cordially complies, one could wish it were a concurrence upon a subject more noble. Emily Dickinson
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Nothing is the force that renovates the World. Emily Dickinson
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I cannot live with You - It would be Life - And Life is over there - Behind the Shelf. Emily Dickinson
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To fight aloud is very brave, But gallanter, I know, Who charge within the bosom The Cavalry of Woe. Emily Dickinson
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Remorse -is Memory -awake - Her Parties all astir - A Presence of Departed Acts - At window -and at Door - Emily Dickinson
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A Letter always seemed to me like Immortality, for is it not the Mind alone, without corporeal friend? Emily Dickinson
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Enough is so vast a sweetness I suppose it never occurs. Emily Dickinson
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Speech is one symptom of affection; and silence one; the perfect communication is heard of none. Emily Dickinson
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THE PEDIGREE of honey Does not concern the bee; A clover, any time, to him Is aristocracy. Emily Dickinson
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BLESS God, he went as soldiers, His musket on his breast; Grant, God, he charge the bravest Of all the martial blest. Please God, might I behold him In epauletted white, I should not fear the foe then, I should not fear the fight. Emily Dickinson
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IMMORTAL is an ample word When what we need is by, But when it leaves us for a time, 'T is a necessity. Of heaven above the firmest proof We fundamental know, Except for its marauding hand, It had been heaven below. Emily Dickinson
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THE SWEETS of Pillage can be known To no one but the Thief, Compassion for Integrity Is his divinest Grief. Emily Dickinson
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Hope is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all - And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard - And sore must be the storm - That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm - Emily Dickinson
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To Whom the Mornings stand for Nights, What must the Midnights - be! Emily Dickinson
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I took one Draught of Life - I'll tell you what I paid - Precisely an existence - The market price, they said. Emily Dickinson
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You ask of my companions. Hills, sir, and the sundown, and a dog as large as myself that my father bought me. They are better than human beings, because they know but do not tell. Emily Dickinson
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Death is the supple Suitor That wins at last - It is a stealthy Wooing Conducted first By pallid innuendoes And dim approach But brave at last with Bugles. Emily Dickinson
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Safe Despair it is that raves - Agony is frugal. Puts itself severe away For its own perusal. Emily Dickinson
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Fame is a bee. It has a song-/ It has a sting-/ Ah, too, it has a wing. Emily Dickinson
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To venerate the simple days Which lead the seasons by, Needs but to remember That from you or I They may take the trifle Termed mortality! Emily Dickinson
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Knew I how to pray, to intercede for your [broken] Foot were intuitive - but I am but a Pagan. Emily Dickinson
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The world allured me & in an unguarded moment I listened to her siren voice. From that moment I seemed to lose interest in heavenly things. Friends reasoned with me & told me of the danger I was in. I felt my danger & was alarmed, but I had rambled too far to return & ever since my heart has been growing harder. Emily Dickinson
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I stepped from Plank to Plank A slow and cautious way Emily Dickinson
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PRESENTIMENT is that long shadow on the lawn Indicative that suns go down; The notice to the startled grass That darkness is about to pass. Emily Dickinson
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The heart asks pleasure first, And then, excuse from pain; And then, those little anodynes That deaden suffering; And then, to go to sleep; And then, if it should be The will of its Inquisitor, The liberty to die. Emily Dickinson
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A precious, mouldering pleasure 't is, to meet an antique book, In just the dress his century wore; A privilege I think. Emily Dickinson
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Love can do all but raise the Dead I doubt if even that From such a giant were withheld Were flesh equivalent But love is tired and must sleep, And hungry and must graze And so abets the shining Fleet Till it is out of gaze. Emily Dickinson
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A letter always seemed to me like immortality because it is the mind alone without corporeal friend. Emily Dickinson
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A charm invests a face Imperfectly beheld,- The lady dare not lift her veil For fear it be dispelled. But peers beyond her mesh, And wishes, and denies,- Lest interview annul a want That image satisfies. Emily Dickinson
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This so much joy! This so much joy! If I should fail, what poverty! And yet, as poor as I Have ventured all upon a throw; Have gained! Yes! Hesitated so this side the victory! Emily Dickinson
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I measure every grief I meet with narrow, probing eyes - I wonder if it weighs like mine - or has an easier size. Emily Dickinson
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I cling to nowhere until I fall - the crash of Nothing... Emily Dickinson
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There is no frigate like a book Emily Dickinson
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To fight aloud is very brave, but gallanter, I know, who charge within the bosom, the Cavalry of Woe. Emily Dickinson
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So instead of getting to Heaven, at last - I'm going, all along. Emily Dickinson
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Not to discover weakness is The Artifice of strength. Emily Dickinson
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No Life can pompless pass away - The lowliest career To the same Pageant wends its way As that exalted here - Emily Dickinson
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Dreams are the subtle Dower That make us rich an Hour Then fling us poor Out of the purple door. Emily Dickinson
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The Soul should always stand ajar. Emily Dickinson
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You can stay young as long as you learn. Emily Dickinson
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September's Baccalaureate A combination is Of Crickets - Crows - and Retrospects And a dissembling Breeze That hints without assuming - An Innuendo sear That makes the Heart put up its Fun And turn Philosopher. Emily Dickinson
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A Bayonet's contrition is nothing to the dead. Emily Dickinson
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This World is not Conclusion. A Sequel stands beyond- Invisible, as Music- But positive, as Sound. Emily Dickinson
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He deposes Doom Who hath suffered him. Emily Dickinson
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To venerate the simple days Which lead the seasons by, Needs but to remember That from you or I They may take the trifle Termed mortality! Emily Dickinson
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The vastest earthly Day Is shrunken small By one Defaulting Face Behind a Pall. Emily Dickinson
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The words the happy say Are paltry melody But those the silent feel Are beautiful-. Emily Dickinson
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LOOK back on time with kindly eyes, He doubtless did his best; How softly sinks his trembling sun In human nature's west! Emily Dickinson
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The mountain at a given distance In amber lies; Approached, the amber flits a little,- And that's the skies! Emily Dickinson
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I'm nobody, who are you? Emily Dickinson
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Finite to fail, but infinite to venture. Emily Dickinson
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My Faith is larger than the Hills- So when the Hills decay- My Faith must take the Purple Wheel To show the Sun the way- 'Tis first He steps upon the Vane- And then - upon the Hill- And then abroad the World He go To do His Golden Will- And if His Yellow feet should miss- The Bird would not arise- The Flowers would slumber on their Stems- No Bells have Paradise- How dare I, therefore, stint a faith On which so vast depends- Lest Firmament should fail for me- The Rivet in the Bands Emily Dickinson
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