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Quotes By Emily Dickinson

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DOB
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10-12-1830
DOD
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15-05-1886

Undoubtedly one of America's favorite poets, Emily Dickinson was quite a recluse and maybe that is the reason behind a lot of speculations surrounding her life. For instance, several scholars have assumed that this lone wolf could have harbored homosexual sentiments for her sister-in-law named Susan. Though it is nothing but a presumption, certain letters written to Susan Huntington Dickinson are so intimate, that they were dubbed ‘amorous’. In one such letter, Dickinson had written, "Susan knows / she is a Siren -- / and that at a / word from her, / Emily would / forfeit Righteousness -- " It was this lady (who was also a writer) that the talented poet wrote the most number of letters to, and Susan considered Emily her true critic. According to professor Martha Nell Smith of the ‘University of Maryland’, "Although their relationship has strong elements of romantic friendship and also might be called prototypically lesbian, as well as mutually mentoring, their dynamic devotion does not fit comfortably into any standard category -- lover or sister or mentor or best friend or neighbor or companion -- though it has elements of each". Considering that Emily Dickenson lived during the 19th century, a time when homosexuality was not accepted, it comes as no surprise that the remarkable writer had no direct contact with anyone else apart from her dog, Carlo.

Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need to know of hell.

- Emily Dickinson

My friends are my estate.

- Emily Dickinson

That it shall never come again is what makes life so sweet.

- Emily Dickinson

A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.

- Emily Dickinson

A wounded deer leaps the highest.

- Emily Dickinson

After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.

- Emily Dickinson

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

- Emily Dickinson

Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes.

- Emily Dickinson

Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.

- Emily Dickinson

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.

- Emily Dickinson

Dying is a wild night and a new road.

- Emily Dickinson

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.

- Emily Dickinson

For love is immortality.

- Emily Dickinson

Fortune befriends the bold.

- Emily Dickinson

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.

- Emily Dickinson

How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude.

- Emily Dickinson

I argue thee that love is life. And life hath immortality.

- Emily Dickinson

I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.

- Emily Dickinson

One need not be a chamber to be haunted; One need not be a house; The brain has corridors surpassing Material place.

- Selected Poems , Emily Dickinson

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