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Emily Dickinson

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"Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon." Miscellaneous 5.0 avg (1 votes)
"Beauty is not caused. It is." Beauty 4.8 avg (16 votes)
"If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry." Poetry 4.8 avg (4 votes)
"Forever is composed of nows." Time 4.6 avg (16 votes)
"To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else." Life & Death 4.6 avg (13 votes)
"How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!" Nature 4.6 avg (7 votes)
"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all." Hope 4.6 avg (27 votes)
"Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need to know of hell." Miscellaneous 4.6 avg (20 votes)
"A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day." Talking 4.5 avg (14 votes)
"Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought." Age 4.4 avg (7 votes)
"They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse." God 4.4 avg (5 votes)
"Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it." Truth & Lies 4.4 avg (8 votes)
"Remember if you marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance, will neither last nor please thee one year: and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all." Beauty, Marriage 4.3 avg (14 votes)
"Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed." Success 4.2 avg (9 votes)
"Anger as soon as fed is dead. 'Tis starving makes it fat." Anger 4.2 avg (11 votes)
"My friends are my estate." Friendship 4.1 avg (11 votes)
"We turn not older with years, but newer every day." Age 4.1 avg (12 votes)
"Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate." Fame 4.0 avg (5 votes)
"Luck is not chance, it is toil. Fortune is expensive smile is earned." Luck 2.5 avg (2 votes)
"If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry." Poetry 0 avg (0 votes)


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