Emily Elizabeth Dickinson is one of the most original and influential poets whose life has been full of ups and downs. Born at Amherst, Massachusetts Emily is widely considered to be one of the leading American poets of the 19th century.
Dickinson is popular for her unique style and innovative use of form and syntax for the era in which she wrote and her poems as central themes use death, faith, truth, and immortality.
So, without much ado let’s have a look at her quotes below:
1. Unable are the Loved to die
For Love is Immortality
2. “Hope” is the thing with feathers —
That perches in the soul —
And sings the tune without the words —
And never stops — at all —
3. If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
4. My friends are my estate. Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them!
5. That it will never come again
Is what makes life so sweet.
6. Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it.
7. Success is counted sweetest
By those who ne’er succeed.
To comprehend a nectar
Requires sorest need.
8. Saying nothing, sometimes says the Most.
9. A word is dead
When it is said,
I say it just
Begins to live
10. Parting is all we know of heaven,
And all we need of hell.
11. To live is so startling, it leaves but little room for other occupations.
12. 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. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?
13. In such a porcelain life, one likes to be sure that all is well, lest one stumble upon one’s hopes in a pile of broken crockery.
14. Nature is a haunted house — but Art — a House that tries to be haunted.
15. “Faith” is a fine invention
For Gentlemen who see!
But Microscopes are prudent
In an Emergency.