Emily Dickinson Quotes (296 quotes)
From a letter she wrote in 1872. As reported in: "Letters of Emily Dickson" (Roberts Brothers, 1894), Volume 1, edited by Mabel Loomis Todd
“After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.”
Emily Dickinson (2011 edition), Faber & Faber - ISBN: 9780571263059
The Poems of Emily Dickinson (1999 edition), Harvard University Press - ISBN: 9780674676244
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsEmily Dickinson
Born: December 10, 1830
Died: May 15, 1886 (aged 55)
Bio: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. After she studied at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she spent a short time at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family's house in Amherst.