Powerful and Inspiring quotes by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson is one of the greatest poets in the history of literature. She’s considered one of the leading 19th-century American poets. Dickinson was known for her honest and uninhibited writing. Her bold voice made her an early feminist voice. She wrote nearly 1800 poems in her lifetime.

Let’s remember the greatest poetess on her birth anniversary by going through some of her inspiring quotes


Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul

And sings the tune without the words

And never stops at all.

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

 Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.

The brain is wider than the sky.


Forever is composed of nows.

I dwell in possibility.

Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.

A wounded deer leaps the highest.


Emily Dickinson’s quotes are very inspiring and even after almost 2 centuries after her birth her writings are still very powerful and inspiring, she proved the quote by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” There are also some movies based on or inspired by Dickinson’s life. A Quiet Passion, Wild Nights with Emily, The Belle of Amherst are some of the movies based on her life.