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.


Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.     

Emily Dickinson

My friends are my estate.     

Emily Dickinson

Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.     

Emily Dickinson

The past is not a package one can lay away.     

Emily Dickinson

I measure every grief I meet with narrow, probing eyes - I wonder if it weighs like mine - or has an easier size.     

Emily Dickinson

I dwell in possibility.     

Emily Dickinson

Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.     

Emily Dickinson

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.     

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

Morning without you is dwindled dawn.     

Emily Dickinson

People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.     

Emily Dickinson

Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need to know of hell.     

Emily Dickinson

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.     

Emily Dickinson

Luck is not chance. It's Toil. Fortune's expensive smile is earned.     

Emily Dickinson

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

Emily Dickinson

We turn not older with years but newer every day.     

Emily Dickinson

We never know how high we are Till we are called to rise; And then, if we are true to plan, Our statures touch the skies.      

Emily Dickinson

The brain is wider than the sky.     

Emily Dickinson

Dwell in possibility.     

Emily Dickinson

People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.     

Emily Dickinson

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.     

Emily Dickinson

Truth is such a rare thing, it is delighted to tell it.     

Emily Dickinson

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.     

Emily Dickinson

Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.     

Emily Dickinson

Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell.     

Emily Dickinson

Where thou art, thou is home.     

Emily Dickinson

[A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.     

Emily Dickinson

I argue thee that love is life. And life hath immortality.     

Emily Dickinson

Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.     

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