I've been reading this week Brenda Wineapple's book White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson. I'm a huge fan of Dickinson's poetry.
Reading the book I've come across three quotes from the Belle of Amherst that I'd like to share with you:
"'We thank thee Oh Father,' for these strange Minds, that enamor us against thee."
"On subjects of which we know nothing, we both believe and disbelieve a hundred times an Hour, which keeps Believing nimble."
"When Jesus tells us about his Father, we distrust him. When he shows us his House, we turn away, but when he confides to us that he is 'acquainted with Grief,' we listen, for that also is an Acquaintance of our own."