Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Emily Dickinson




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

They might not need me; but they might. I'll let my head be just in sight; a smile as small as mine might be precisely their necessity.

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

Where thou art, that is home.

There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.

Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.

I'm nobody, who are you?

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

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

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

It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.

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

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

People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.

Saying nothing... sometimes says the most.

The brain is wider than the sky.

A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.

A wounded deer leaps the highest.

After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.

Beauty is not caused. It is.

Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes.

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

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

I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.

1 comment:

  1. The Life Of Brian..

    August 25, 1960 ~ December 21, 2004

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