Best Emily Dickinson Quotes on Life, Love & Hope: Emily Dickinson was born on 10th December 1830 in a prominent wealthy family. She was of an introvert in nature and never married. She was a prolific poet and out of her 1800 poems, only 10 got published. Most of her poems were based on themes of death and immortality.
At an early age, she spent taking classes in English and classical literature, botany, geology, history, botany, mental philosophy, and arithmetic. She was not only familiar with the bible but also with contemporary literature. Emily had a strong and most affectionate relationship with her sister in law, Susan Gilbert. Her relationship with Susan was interpreted as a romantic one which was also portrayed in the movie “Wild Nights with Emily” and in TV Series “Dickinson”.
However, Popular Scholar Judith Farr noted that Dickinson’s early life “was known more widely as a gardener, than as a poet”. She studied botany from the age of nine and also assembled a collection of pressed plants in a sixty-six-page leather-bound herbarium. It was on June 16, 1874, Edward Dickinson in Boston suffered a stroke and died. Emily at that time stayed in her room. Neither she attended the memorial service.
Dickinson’s few poems appeared in Samuel Bowles Spring field Republican between 1858 and 1868. Her first poem “Nobody knows this little rose” was published with her permission. Also in 1864, several poems of her were altered and been published in drumbeat in order to raise funds for medical care during the war period.
Dickinson Poems were based on major themes of Flowers and gardens, the master poems, morbidity, gospel poems, the undiscovered continent. So here we have compiled below some of the best and popular Emily Dickinson quotes extracted from her poems and letters.
Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell. – Emily Dickinson
We never know how high we are till we are called to rise. Then if we are true to form our statures touch the skies. – Emily Dickinson
Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath. – Emily Dickinson
People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles. – Emily Dickinson
A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled. – Emily Dickinson
I know nothing in the world that has much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it until it begins to shine. – Emily Dickinson
That it will never come again is what makes life sweet. Dwell in possibility. Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough. ― Emily Dickenson
Life is a spell so exquisite that everything conspires to break it. – Emily Dickinson
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. – Emily Dickinson
The pedigree of honey does not concern the bee; A clover, any time, to him is aristocracy. ― Emily Dickinson
If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves. You can gain more control over your life by paying closer attention to the little things. – Emily Dickinson
Nature is a haunted house–but Art–is a house that tries to be haunted. ― Emily Dickinson
The sun just touched the morning; The morning, happy thing, supposed that he had come to dwell, and life would be all spring. – Emily Dickinson
I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness. ― Emily Dickinson
I work to drive the awe away, yet awe impels the work. ― Emily Dickinson
These are the days when birds come back, a very few, a Bird or two, to take a backward look. ― Emily Dickinson