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All Quotes by author - Emily Dickinson
" After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs. "
" A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day. "
" A wounded deer leaps the highest. "
" Beauty is not caused. It is. "
" Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality. "
" Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes. "
" Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent. "
" Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell. "
" Dying is a wild night and a new road. "
" Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate. "
" Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough. "
" Finite to fail, but infinite to venture. "
" Forever is composed of nows. "
" Fortune befriends the bold. "
" God is not so wary as we, else He would give us no friends, lest we forget Him! The charms of the heaven in the bush are superseded, I fear, by the heaven in the hand, occasionally. "
" 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. "
" Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all. "
" How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude! "
" I am growing handsome very fast indeed! I expect I shall be the belle of Amherst when I reach my 17th year. I don't doubt that I shall have perfect crowds of admirers at that age. Then how I shall delight to make them await my bidding, and with what delight shall I witness their suspense while I make my final decision. "
" I argue thee that love is life. And life hath immortality. "
" I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name. "
" I dwell in possibility. "
" If fame belonged to me, I could not escape her; if she did not, the longest day would pass me on the chase, and the approbation of my dog would forsake me then. My barefoot rank is better. "
" If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. "
" If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. "
" If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry. "
" I had no portrait, now, but am small, like the wren; and my hair is bold, like the chestnut bur; and my eyes, like the sherry in the glass, that the guest leaves. "
" I have a brother and sister; my mother does not care for thought, and father, too busy with his briefs to notice what we do. He buys me many books, but begs me not to read them, because he fears they joggle the mind. "
" I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven. "
" I'm nobody, who are you? "
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