Authors - Emily Dickinson

Brief Biography

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886) was an American poet. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. After she studied at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she spent a short time at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family's house in Amherst. Thought of as an eccentric by the locals, she became known for her penchant for white clothing and her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, even leave her room. Most of her friendships were therefore carried out by correspondence. - Wikipedia

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Quote 813by Anonymous on 07/01/2011

Remember if you marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance, will neither last nor please thee one year: and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all.
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    Quote 912by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

    Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
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      Quote 1134by Anonymous on 10/01/2011

      How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
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        Quote 1370by Anonymous on 12/01/2011

        They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.
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          Quote 1677by Anonymous on 15/01/2011

          Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.
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            Quote 2056by Anonymous on 21/01/2011

            If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.
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              Quote 2143by Anonymous on 22/01/2011

              Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.
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                Quote 2439by Anonymous on 29/01/2011

                Forever is composed of nows.
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                  Quote 2697by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                  Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.
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                    Quote 3005by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                    A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.
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                      Quote 3436by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                      Anger as soon as fed is dead. 'Tis starving makes it fat.
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                        Quote 3559by Anonymous on 07/02/2011

                        Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need to know of hell.
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                          Quote 3631by Anonymous on 08/02/2011

                          Luck is not chance, it is toil. Fortune is expensive smile is earned.
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                            Quote 3821by Anonymous on 10/02/2011

                            My friends are my estate.
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                              Quote 4019by Anonymous on 12/02/2011

                              To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
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                                Quote 4045by Anonymous on 12/02/2011

                                If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.
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                                  Quote 4319by Anonymous on 19/02/2011

                                  Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon.
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                                    Quote 4538by Anonymous on 23/02/2011

                                    Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
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                                      Quote 4633by Anonymous on 25/02/2011

                                      We turn not older with years, but newer every day.
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                                        Quote 4734by Anonymous on 27/02/2011

                                        Beauty is not caused. It is.
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                                          Quote 5757by Anonymous on 26/08/2011

                                          My life closed twice before its' close- It yet remains to see If Immortality unveil A third event to me. So huge, so hopeless to concieve As these that twice befell. Parting is all we know of heaven, And all we need of hell.
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                                            Quote 6548by Anonymous on 27/09/2011

                                            I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.
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                                              Quote 6631by Anonymous on 02/10/2011

                                              One need not be a chamber to be haunted; One need not be a house; The brain has corridors surpassing Material place.
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                                                Quote 10241by Anonymous on 23/09/2012

                                                Where thou art, that is home.
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                                                  Quote 12125by Anonymous on 07/03/2013

                                                  There's a certain Slant of light, Winter Afternoons-- That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral Tunes--
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                                                    Quote 13085by Anonymous on 18/06/2013

                                                    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.
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