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Emily Dickinson Quotations

Date of Birth:  December 10, 1830     Date of Death:  May 15, 1886

Emily Dickinson was born in Massachusetts and was an educated, reclusive introverted person. Most of her contacts with friends were in her written correspondence, as she preferred to be alone writing poetry. Some of her works were published during her lifetime, but it was after her death that thousands of her poems were discovered by her sister and eventually published. The theme of her poems dealt with death and immortality.




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


If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.  ~
Emily Dickinson


Beauty is not caused. It is.  ~ Emily Dickinson


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


I don't profess to be profound; but I do lay claim to common sense.  ~ Emily Dickinson


Truth is so rare, it is delightful to tell it.  ~ Emily Dickinson


Life is a spell so exquisite that everything conspires to break it.  ~ Emily Dickinson


Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.  ~ Emily Dickinson


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


Saying nothing sometimes says the most.  ~ Emily Dickinson


The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.  ~ Emily Dickinson


Forever is composed of nows.  ~ Emily Dickinson


I believe the love of God may be taught not to seem like bears.  ~ Emily Dickinson


Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.  ~ Emily Dickinson


That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.  ~
Emily Dickinson



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