Top 10 Emily Dickinson Quotes

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson(December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was one of the greatest American poets in history.  She has written 1800 poems, but nearly all of her work was discovered and published posthumously.

Here are Emily Dickinson’s top ten greatest quotes:

I.

Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.

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II.

Saying nothing sometimes says the most.

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III.

Luck is not chance, it’s toil; fortune’s expensive smile is earned.

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IV.

Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.

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V.

To travel far, there is no better ship than a book.

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VI.

Life is a spell so exquisite that everything conspires to break it.

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VII.

Fortune befriends the bold.

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VIII.

We turn not older with years, but newer every day.

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IX.

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.

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X.

That it will never come again is what makes life sweet.

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Thank you Emily Dickinson!

Interesting Facts:

  • She was a recluse and lived many years in isolation.
  • Only 10 of her poems were published during her lifetime.
  • Her father was a US Senator.
  • Her grandfather founded Amherst College.

What are some of your favorite Emily Dickinson quotes or facts?

 

 

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