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.

You cannot fold a flood and put it in a drawer, because the winds would find it out and tell your cedar floor. Emily Dickinson
Strong Droughts of Their Refreshing Minds / To drink—enables Mine / Through Desert or the Wilderness / As bore it Sealed Wine— Emily Dickinson
I meant to find Her when I came— / Death—had the same design— / But the Success—was His—it seems— / And the Surrender—Mine—/ Emily Dickinson
At least—to pray—is left—is left— / Oh Jesus—in the Air— / I know not which thy chamber is— / I'm knocking—everywhere— / Thou settest Earthquake in the South— / And Maelstrom, in the Sea— / Say, Jesus Christ of Nazareth— / Hast thou no Arm for Me? Emily Dickinson
I taste a liquor never brewed, / From tankards scooped in pearl; / Not all the vats upon the Rhine / Yield such an alcohol! Emily Dickinson
We turn not older with years but newer every day. Emily Dickinson
Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the Exponent of earth. Emily Dickinson
Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it. Emily Dickinson
One need not be a chamber to be haunted. Emily Dickinson
As imperceptibly as Grief / The Summer lapsed away— / Too imperceptible at last / To seem like Perfidy— Emily Dickinson
Find ecstasy in life. The mere sense of living is joy enough. Emily Dickinson
Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate. Emily Dickinson
The feet of people walking home / With gayer sandals go— / The Crocus— til she rises / The Vassal of the snow— / The lips at Hallelujah / Long years of practice bore / Til bye and bye these Bargemen / Walked singing on the shore. 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
Besides the autumn poets sing, a few prosaic days, a little this side of the snow, and that side of the haze. Emily Dickinson
I miss the grasshoppers much, but suppose it is all for the best. I should become too much attached to a trotting world. Emily Dickinson
Those who have not found the heaven below, will fail of it above. Emily Dickinson
There is a June when Corn is cut / And Roses in the Seed — / A Summer briefer than the first / But tenderer indeed Emily Dickinson
My friends are my estate. Emily Dickinson
Yet never met this fellow, / Attended or alone, / Without a tighter breathing, / And zero at the bone. Emily Dickinson
March is the month of expectation the things we do not know the Persons of Prognostication Are coming now. We try to sham becoming firmness, but pompous joy Betrays us, as his first betrothal, betrays a boy. Emily Dickinson
Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson
Safe despair it is that raves / Agony is frugal. / Puts itself severe away / For its own perusal. Emily Dickinson
It is easy to work when the soul is at play. Emily Dickinson
Good to hide, and hear 'em hunt! / Better, to be found, / If one care to, that is, / The Fox fits the Hound— / Good to know, and not tell, / Best, to know and tell, / Can one find the rare Ear / Not too dull— Emily Dickinson
I hide myself within my flower, / That fading from your Vase, / You, unsuspecting, feel for me— / Almost a loneliness. Emily Dickinson
Forever is composed of nows. Emily Dickinson
Find ecstasy in life the mere sense of living is joy enough. Emily Dickinson