Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Emily Dickinson
(1830-1886) born on
Dec 10
US poet. She was a reclusive stylist who combined spare lyricism with unorthodox diction.

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F
The brain is wider than the sky;
For put them side by side
The one the other will contain with ease -
And you beside.

R
"To make a prairie
It takes clover and one bee
One clover, and a bee, and revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few."
A
"A word is dead when it is said, some say.
I say it just begins to live that day."
N
Nature is what we know -
Yet have not art to say -
So impotent our wisdom is
To her simplicity.
K
"How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson," no. 632, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955."
R: "In "Poems, Third Series," 1896."
A: "In "Letters of Emily Dickinson, ed. Mabel Loomis Todd, 1894."
N: ""Untitled Poem, No. 668.""
K: "1861; "Poems, Second Series," 1891."


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