Quotable Nerdy Chick:Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet from Amherst, Massachusetts. She is famous not only for the multitude of poems she wrote, but also for being introverted to the point of being reclusive. In her later years, she wore almost all white. Only a handful of her poems were published during her lifetime, though she wrote almost eighteen hundred. Emily’s poetry is simple, yet extremely insightful. To read more about Emily Dickenson, click HERE.

Here are some of those insightful things, Emily Dickinson said:

Emily Dickinson Quotes:

  • Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
  • Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.
  • Forever is composed of nows.
  • Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.
  • Luck is not chance, it’s toil; fortune’s expensive smile is earned.

Forever is composed of nows. I love that. And look at that first one. Emily Dickinson could not have known how crazed the cult of celebrity would become, but those words she wrote in the 1800s, seem to ring true today.

4 comments on “Quotable Nerdy Chick:Emily Dickinson

  1. Paige says:

    Love the quotes!

  2. kamikinard says:

    Thanks Paige!

  3. Nancy says:

    LOVE Emily Dickinson. LOVE LOVE LOVE her. I’ve even toured her home in Amherst, which was probably the highlight of that vacation. They had one of her white dresses on display; it was tiny!

    • kamikinard says:

      Thanks Nancy, I’ve never been to her home. For some reason, it surprised me to hear that her dress was tiny. She’s such an imposing figure in literature!

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