Emily Dickinson Quotes

On whose forbidden ear The distant strains of triumph Burst agonized and clear!
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. Success is counted sweetest (l. 9-12). . . The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (1960) Little, Brown.
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"Hope" is the thing with feathers— That perches in the soul—
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. "Hope" is the thing with feathers (l. 1-2). CP-Di. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (1960) Little, Brown.
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Success is counted sweetest By those who ne'er succeed.
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. "Success is counted sweetest": Poem #67 in her Complete Poems, lines 1-2 (c. 1859).
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"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 (1830-1886), U.S. poet. repr. in The Complete Poems, no. 254, Harvard variorum edition (1955). "Hope" is the Thing with Feathers, st. 1 (written c. 1861, published 1891).
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Surgeons must be very careful When they take the knife! Underneath their fine incisions Stirs the Culprit—Life!
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. repr. in The Complete Poems, no. 108, Harvard variorum edition (1955). Surgeons Must be Very Careful (written c. 1859, published 1891).
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Yet, never, in Extremity, It asked a crumb—of Me.
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. "Hope" is the thing with feathers (l. 11-12). CP-Di. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (1960) Little, Brown.
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Tell all the truth but tell it slant, Success in circuit lies,
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. Tell all the truth but tell it slant (l. 1-2). . . The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (1960) Little, Brown.
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Fearless—the cobweb swings from the ceiling— Indolent Housewife—in Daisies—lain!
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. How many times these low feet staggered (l. 11-12). CP-Di. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (1960) Little, Brown.
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The truth must dazzle gradually Or every man be blind.
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. Tell all the truth but tell it slant (l. 7-8). . . The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (1960) Little, Brown.
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How many times these low feet staggered— Only the soldered mouth can tell—
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. How many times these low feet staggered (l. 1-2). CP-Di. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (1960) Little, Brown.
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