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"If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry." -
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Top 5 quotes from Emily Dickinson
"Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon."
"Beauty is not caused. It is."
"Forever is composed of nows."
"To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else."
"How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!"
Top 5 quotes from Poetry
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."
"In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite."
"Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves."
"To be a poet is a condition, not a profession."
"A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom."