portrait of Emily Dickinson
Daguerreotype taken at Mount Holyoke (winter 1846-1847)

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Quotes of the Day for 10 December 2001 – Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was born at Amherst, Massachusetts on this day in 1830. She grew up in her parents' home, went to the Amherst Academy and Holyoke Female Seminary, and upon returning home secluded herself until her death. She wrote over 1700 poems, but less than a half dozen of them were published during her lifetime, none with her permission. Her sensitive poetry is rather surprising from someone who chose the life of a hermit.

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The quotes:

My friends are my estate. Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them!

If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves. You can gain more control over your life by paying closer attention to the little things.

Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk; it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine.

Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned.

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
     - All today's quotes are from Emily Dickinson, 1830 - 1886

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