Emily Dickinson Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Emily Dickinson quotes, Emily Dickinson sayings, and Emily Dickinson proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Till the first friend dies, we think ecstasy impersonal, but then discover that he was the cup from which we drank it, itself as unknown. Emily Dickinson
The pedigree of honey does not concern the bee, a clover, anytime, to him, is aristocracy. Emily Dickinson
Love is its own rescue; for we, at our supremest, are but its trembling emblems Emily Dickinson
I stepped from plank to plank so slow and cautiously the stars about my head I felt, about my feet the sea. I knew not but the next would be my final inch - this gave me that precarious gait some call experience. Emily Dickinson
Experiment has a stimulus which withers its fear. Emily Dickinson
If your Nerve, deny you - Go above your Nerve Emily Dickinson
To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few. Emily Dickinson
That Love is all there is, Is all we know of Love; It is enough, the freight should be proportioned to the groove. Emily Dickinson
Dying is a wild night and a new road.  Emily Dickinson
For sighing, and gentle whispering, and unity made of twain. All things do go a courting, in earth, or sea, or air. Emily Dickinson
Sisters are brittle things. God was penurious with me, which makes me shrewd with Him. One is a dainty sum! One bird, one cage, one flight; one song in those far woods, as yet suspected by faith only! Emily Dickinson
After great pain, a formal feeling comes / The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs / The stiff Heart questions, was it He, that bore / And Yesterday, or Centuries before? Emily Dickinson
Who has not found the heaven below, will fail of it above. God’s residence is next to mine, his furniture is love. Emily Dickinson
Adrift! A little boat adrift! And night is coming down! Will no one guide a little boat unto the nearest town? Emily Dickinson
Bloom upon the Mountain—stated / Blameless of a Name / Efflorescence of a Sunset / Reproduced—the same. Emily Dickinson
When Roses cease to bloom, Sir, And Violets are done / When Bumblebees in solemn flight / Have passed beyond the Sun / The hand that paused to gather / Upon this Summer's day Will idle lie—in Auburn / Then take my flowers—pray! Emily Dickinson
Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath. Emily Dickinson
Find ecstasy in life; the more sense of living is joy enough. Emily Dickinson
Sunset at Night—is natural / But Sunset on the Dawn / Reverses Nature—Master / So Midnight's—due—at Noon. Emily Dickinson
A door just opened on a street-- / I, lost, was passing by-- / An instant's width of warmth disclosed / And wealth, and company. Emily Dickinson
It might have been the lighthouse spark / Some sailor, rowing in the dark, / Had importuned to see! Emily Dickinson
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. If I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain, or help one fainting robin unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain. Emily Dickinson
November always seems to me the Norway of the year. Emily Dickinson
Nature rarer uses yellow / Than another hue; / Saves she all of that for sunsets,-- / Prodigal of blue. Emily Dickinson
Nature the gentlest mother is, / Impatient of no child, / The feeblest of the waywardest. / Her admonition mild. Emily Dickinson
Nature is our eldest mother; she will do no harm. Emily Dickinson
That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. Emily Dickinson
Dreams are the subtle dower that make us rich an hour. Then fling us poor out of the purple door. Into the precinct raw possessed before. Emily Dickinson
I am out with lanterns, looking for myself. Emily Dickinson
I felt a Funeral, in my Brain, / And Mourners to and fro / Kept treading — treading — till it seemed / That Sense was breaking through — Emily Dickinson