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Emily Dickinson Quotes

(1830-1886), American Poet

A wounded deer leaps the highest.

Category: Adversity

Anger as soon as fed is dead; 'Tis starving makes it fat.

Category: Anger

Beauty is not caused. It is.

Category: Beauty

The abdication of belief makes the behavior small -- better an ignis fatuus than no illume at all.

Category: Belief

Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.

Category: Boldness

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.

Category: Books And Reading

There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.

Category: Books And Reading

Of Consciousness, her awful Mate. The Soul cannot be rid -- as easy the secreting her behind the Eyes of God.

Category: Consciousness

Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.

Category: Death And Dying

Let us go in; the fog is rising.

Category: Death And Dying

Dying is a wild night and a new road.

Category: Death And Dying

Death is a Dialogue between, the Spirit and the Dust.

Category: Death And Dying

Assent -- and you are sane -- , demur -- you're straightway dangerous -- , and handled with a Chain -- .

Category: Dissent

Surgeons must be very careful. When they take the knife!, underneath their fine incisions, stirs the Culprit -- Life!

Category: Doctors

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.

Category: Editing And Editors