Emily Elizabeth Dickinson, an American poet was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. Emily, who lived mostly in isolation was considered an eccentric by locals, she developed an affinity for white clothing and became known for her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, to even leave her bedroom. Dickinson never married, and most friendships between her and others depended entirely upon correspondence. Dickinson was a recluse for the later years of her life.
Notably, Dickinson’s writing was known not until after her death in 1886—when Lavinia, Dickinson’s younger sister, discovered her cache of poems—that the breadth of her work became apparent to the public.
Her first collection of poetry was published in 1890 by personal acquaintances Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd, though both heavily edited the content.
Here are some memorable quotes that were written by Emily which has the potential to stir your soul: