Emily Dickinson Quotes & Wallpapers

Emily Dickinson
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It sounded as if the streets were running, And then the streets stood still. Emily Dickinson

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

To shut your eyes is to travel. Emily Dickinson

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

They say that "Time assuages" - Time never did assuage - An actual suffering strengthens As Sinews do, with age - Time is a Test of Trouble - But not a Remedy - If such it prove, it prove too There was no Malady Emily Dickinson

It is finished, is never said of us Emily Dickinson

Portrait The world spreads out on either side no farther than the heart is wide. Emily Dickinson

Noon - is the Hinge of Day - ... Emily Dickinson

God's unique capacity is too surprising to surprise. Emily Dickinson

a sick room is at times too sacred a place for a friend's knock, timid as that is. Emily Dickinson

How lucious lies the pea within the pod. Emily Dickinson

One step at a time is all it takes to get you there. Emily Dickinson

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. I've heard it in the chillest land And on the strangest sea, Yet never, in extremity, It asked a crumb of me. Emily Dickinson

The Brain - is wider than the Sky - For - put them side by side - The one the other will contain With ease - and You - beside.... The Brain is just the weight of God - For - Heft them - Pound for Pound - And they will differ - if they do - As Syllable from Sound. Emily Dickinson

Hope is a strange invention - A Patent of the Heart - In unremitting action Yet never wearing out 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

The Morning after Woe - Tis frequently the Way - Surpasses all that rose before - For utter Jubilee Emily Dickinson

MUCH madness is divinest sense To a discerning eye; Much sense the starkest madness. 'T is the majority In this, as all, prevails. Assent, and you are sane; Demur,-you 're straightway dangerous, And handled with a chain. Emily Dickinson

I NEVER hear the word escape Without a quicker blood, A sudden expectation, A flying attitude. I never hear of prisons broad By soldiers battered down, But I tug childish at my bars,- Only to fail again! Emily Dickinson

UPON the gallows hung a wretch, Too sullied for the hell To which the law entitled him. As nature's curtain fell The one who bore him tottered in, For this was woman's son. 'T was all I had, she stricken gasped; Oh, what a livid boon! Emily Dickinson

HEART, we will forget him! You and I, to-night! You may forget the warmth he gave, I will forget the light. When you have done, pray tell me, That I my thoughts may dim; Haste! lest while you're lagging, I may remember him! Emily Dickinson

Could Hope inspect her Basis Her Craft were done - Has a fictitious Charter Or it has none - Balked in the vastest instance But to renew - Felled but by one assassin - Prosperity - Emily Dickinson

I... am small, like the wren, and my hair is bold like the chestnut burr; and my eyes like the sherry in the glass that the guest leaves. 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! Emily Dickinson

Success is counted sweetest By those who ne'er succeed. To comprehend a nectar Requires sorest need. Emily Dickinson

The dandelion's pallid tube Astonishes the grass, And winter instantly becomes An infinite alas. Emily Dickinson

How happy is the little stone That rambles in the road alone, And doesn't care about careers, And exigencies never fears; Whose coat of elemental brown A passing universe put on; And independent as the sun, Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute decree In casual simplicity. Emily Dickinson

Mirth is the Mail of Anguish - Emily Dickinson

Love is its own rescue; for we, at our supremest, are but its trembling emblems. Emily Dickinson

IMMORTAL is an ample word When what we need is by, But when it leaves us for a time, 'Tis a necessity. Emily Dickinson

Faith is a fine invention When gentlemen can see, But microscopes are prudent In an emergency. Emily Dickinson

Existence has overpowered Books. Today I slew a Mushroom. Emily Dickinson

Beauty is not caused. It is. Emily Dickinson

The brain is wider than the sky. 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 - 'Tis starving makes it fat Emily Dickinson

Until you have loved, you cannot become yourself. Emily Dickinson

We must be careful what we say. No bird resumes its egg. Emily Dickinson

Hope is a strange invention - A Patent of the Heart - In unremitting action Yet never wearing out 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

Open your life wide, and take me in forever. I will never be tired-I will never be noisy when you want to be still...nobody else will see me, but you-but that is enough-I shall not want any more. Emily Dickinson

Afraid? Of whom am I afraid? Not death. For who is he? Emily Dickinson

The truth dazzles gradually, or else the world would be blind. Emily Dickinson

Spring is the Period Express from God. Emily Dickinson

Narcotics cannot still the tooth. That Nibbles at the soul Emily Dickinson

God, keep me from what they call 'households,' Emily Dickinson

The Soul unto itself Is an imperial friend, - Or the most agonizing Spy - An Enemy - could send - Emily Dickinson

My only sketch, profile, of Heaven is a large blue sky, and larger than the biggest I have seen in June - and in it are my friends - every one of them. Emily Dickinson

If I shouldn't be alive When the Robins come, Give the one in Red Cravat, A Memorial crumb. Emily Dickinson

There is no Silence in the Earth - so silent As that endured Which uttered, would discourage Nature And haunt the World. Emily Dickinson

November always seemed to me the Norway of the year. Emily Dickinson

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, - Emily Dickinson

The career of flowers differs from ours only inaudibleness. Emily Dickinson

Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate. Emily Dickinson

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

That short, potential stir That each can make but once, That bustle so illustrious Tis almost consequence, Is the eclat of death. Emily Dickinson

The distance that the dead have gone Does not at first appear- Their coming back seems possible For many an ardent year. Emily Dickinson

The Morning after Woe- Tis frequently the Way- Surpasses all that rose before- For utter Jubilee-. Emily Dickinson

Not one of all the purple host Who took the flag to-day Can tell the definition So clear of victory, As he, defeated, dying, On whose forbidden ear The distant strains of triumph Break agonized and clear. Emily Dickinson

That no Flake of [snow] fall on you or them - is a wish that would be a Prayer, were Emily not a Pagan. Emily Dickinson

I cannot help esteem The 'Bird within the Hand' Superior to the one The 'Bush' may yield me Or may not Too late to choose again Emily Dickinson

Victory comes late- And is held low to freezing lips- Too rapt with frost To take it Emily Dickinson

Which Anguish was the utterest-then- To perish, or to live? Emily Dickinson

To travel far, there is no better ship than a book. Emily Dickinson

The Soul selects her own Society. Emily Dickinson

Had we less to say to those we love, perhaps we should say it oftener. Emily Dickinson

Just a turn of the doorknob, and there lies freedom. Emily Dickinson

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. Emily Dickinson

If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. Emily Dickinson

And so upon this wise I prayed, - Great Spirit, give to me A heaven not so large as yours But large enough for me. Emily Dickinson

AMPLE make this bed. Make this bed with awe; In it wait till judgment break Excellent and fair. Be its mattress straight, Be its pillow round; Let no sunrise" yellow noise Interrupt this ground. Emily Dickinson

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