Emily Dickinson Quotes & Wallpapers

Emily Dickinson
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Much madness is divinest sense To a discerning eye; Much sense the starkest madness. 'Tis the majority In this, as all, prevails Assent, and you are sane; Demur, - you're straightway dangerous, And handled with a chain. Emily Dickinson

To see the Summer Sky Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie - True Poems flee. Emily Dickinson

Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it. Emily Dickinson

We'd never know how high we are, till we are called to rise; and then, if we are true to plan, our statures touch the sky. Emily Dickinson

You'll find it - when you try to die - The Easier to let go - For recollecting such as went - You could not spare - you know. Emily Dickinson

God is indeed a jealous God - He cannot bear to see That we had rather not with Him But with each other play. Emily Dickinson

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

His Cheek is his Biographer - As long as he can blush. Emily Dickinson

Opinion is a flitting thing, But Truth, outlasts the Sun - If then we cannot own them both - Possess the oldest one Emily Dickinson

To lose one's faith - surpass The loss of an Estate - Because Estates can be Replenished - faith cannot Emily Dickinson

IF I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain. Emily Dickinson

I TOOK my power in my hand And went against the world; 'T was not so much as David had, But I was twice as bold. I aimed my pebble, but myself Was all the one that fell. Was it Goliath was too large, Or only I too small? Emily Dickinson

MINE enemy is growing old,- I have at last revenge. The palate of the hate departs; If any would avenge,- Let him be quick, the viand flits, It is a faded meat. Anger as soon as fed is dead; 'T is starving makes it fat. Emily Dickinson

WHO has not found the heaven below Will fail of it above. God's residence is next to mine, His furniture is love. Emily Dickinson

NEW feet within my garden go, New fingers stir the sod; A troubadour upon the elm Betrays the solitude. New children play upon the green, New weary sleep below; And still the pensive spring returns, And still the punctual snow! Emily Dickinson

I NEVER saw a moor, I never saw the sea; Yet know I how the heather looks, And what a wave must be. I never spoke with God, Nor visited in heaven; Yet certain am I of the spot As if the chart were given. Emily Dickinson

Dreams - are well - but Waking's better, If One wake at Morn - If One wake at Midnight - better - Dreaming - of the Dawn - Emily Dickinson

Love - thou art Veiled - A few - behold thee - Smile - and alter - and prattle - and die - Bliss - were an Oddity - without thee - Nicknamed by God - Eternity - Emily Dickinson

A Grave - is a restricted Breadth - Yet ampler than the Sun - And all the Seas He populates And lands he looks upon To Him who on its small Repose Bestows a single Friend - Circumference without Relief - Or Estimate - or End Emily Dickinson

Tell all the Truth but tell it slant - Success in Circuit lies Too bright for our infirm Delight The Truth's superb surprise As Lightning to the Children eased With explanation kind The Truth must dazzle gradually Or every man be blind - 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

Of Consciousness, her awful Mate The Soul cannot be rid - As easy the secreting her Behind the Eyes of God. Emily Dickinson

I'm Nobody! Who are you? Are you - Nobody - too? Then there's a pair of us? Don't tell! they'd advertise - you know! How dreary - to be - Somebody! How public - like a Frog - To tell one's name - the livelong June - To an admiring Bog! Emily Dickinson

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

Bring me the sunset in a cup. Emily Dickinson

How do most people live without any thought? There are many people in the world,-you must have noticed them in the street,-how do they live? How do they get strength to put on their clothes in the morning? Emily Dickinson

The lovely flowers embarrass me. They make me regret I am not a bee... Emily Dickinson

Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality. Emily Dickinson

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

Forever is composed of nows. 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

I lost a world the other day. Has anybody found? You'll know it by the rows of stars around it's forehead bound. A rich man might not notice it; yet to my frugal eye of more esteem than ducats. Oh! Find it, sir, for me! Emily Dickinson

Inebriate of air am I, And debauchee of dew, Reeling, through endless summer days, From inns of molten blue. Emily Dickinson

Heart, we will forget him, You and I, tonight! You must forget the warmth he gave, I will forget the light. Emily Dickinson

When everything that ticked has stopped, and space stares, all around, or grisly frosts, first autumn morns, repeal the beating ground. Emily Dickinson

To ignore or use silence is a cruel tool. Hence this quote: Silence is all we dread; there's ransom in a voice; but silence is infinity. Emily Dickinson

To possess is past the instant; we achieve the joy, immortality contented, were anomaly. Emily Dickinson

Initial of Creation, and The Exponent of Earth Emily Dickinson

Fame is a bee It has a song - It has a sting - Ah, too, it has a wing. Emily Dickinson

As Summer into Autumn slips And yet we sooner say "The Summer" than "the Autumn," lest We turn the sun away, And almost count it an Affront The presence to concede Of one however lovely, not The one that we have loved - So we evade the charge of Years On one attempting shy The Circumvention of the Shaft Of Life's Declivity. Emily Dickinson

How odd that girl's life looks Behind this soft eclipse! I think that earth seems so To those in heaven now. This being comfort, then That other kind was pain; But why compare? I'm wife! stop there! Emily Dickinson

The Supernatural is only the Natural disclosed. Emily Dickinson

What fortitude the Soul contains, That it can so endure The accent of a coming Foot- The opening of a Door. Emily Dickinson

'Tis sweet to know that stocks will stand When we with Daisies lie- That Commerce will continue- And Trades as briskly fly. Emily Dickinson

Prayer is the little implement through which men reach; where presence is denied them. Emily Dickinson

A color stands abroad on solitary hills that silence cannot overtake, but human nature feels. Emily Dickinson

Not if Their Party were waiting, Not if to talk with Me Were to Them now, Homesickness After Eternity. Emily Dickinson

Remorse is memory awake. Emily Dickinson

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

People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles. Emily Dickinson

Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed. Emily Dickinson

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

Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent. Emily Dickinson

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. Emily Dickinson

How much can come And much can go, And yet abide the world! Emily Dickinson

The past is not a package one can lay away. Emily Dickinson

Dare you see a Soul at the White Heat? Emily Dickinson

It is easy to work when the soul is at play. Emily Dickinson

To lose ones faith-surpass The loss of an Estate- Because Estates can be Replenished- faith cannot-. Emily Dickinson

Eternity' is there, We say, as of a station. Meanwhile, he is so near, He joins me in my Ramble? Divides abode with me? No Friend have I that so persists As this Eternity. Emily Dickinson

You are out of the way of temptation and out of the way of the tempter - I didn't mean to make you wicked - but I was - and am - and shall be - and I was with you so much that I couldn't help contaminate. Emily Dickinson

What shall we do my darling, when trial grows more, and more, when the dim, lone light expires, and it's dark, so very dark, and we wander, and know not where, and cannot get out of the forest - whose is the hand to help us, and to lead, and forever guide us? ... Where do you think I've strayed and from what new errand returned. I have come from to and fro, and walking up and down the same place that Satan hailed from when God asked where he'd been. Emily Dickinson

Some Arrows slay but whom they strike - But this slew all but him - Who so appareled his Escape - Too trackless for a Tomb Emily Dickinson

The Spirit lurks within the Flesh Like Tides within the Sea That make the Water live, estranged What would the Either be? Emily Dickinson

Just girt me for the onset with Eternity, When breath blew back, And on the other side I heard recede the disappointed tide! Emily Dickinson

The sun proceeds unmoved To measure off another day For an approving God. Emily Dickinson

The revery alone will do If bees are few. Emily Dickinson

A narrow Fellow in the Grass Occasionally rides Emily Dickinson

Lest I should be old-fashioned, I'll put a trinket on. Emily Dickinson

The Service without Hope Is tenderest, I think- ... There is no Diligence like that That knows not an Until Emily Dickinson



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