Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes

Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes.

Silence is the best response to a fool.

You’re something between a dream and a miracle.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.

I love thee to the level of everyday’s most quiet need, by sun and candle light…I love thee with the breath,smiles,t ears,of all my life.

I love you for the part of me that you bring out.

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

Why, what is to live? Not to eat and drink and breathe,—but to feel the life in you down all the fibres of being, passionately and joyfully.

You were made perfectly to be loved – and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.


Light tomorrow with today!

It was not the apple on the tree but the pair on the ground that caused the trouble in the garden of Eden.

The little cares that fretted me, I lost them yesterday Among the fields above the sea, Among the winds at play.

What frightens me is that men are content with what is not life at all.

Art is much, but love is more.

The devil’s most devilish when respectable.

Gaze up at the stars knowing that I see the same sky and wish the same sweet dreams.

What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.

I heard an angel speak last night/And he said, “Write!”

Two human loves make one divine.

truth outlives pain, as the soul does life.


Earth’s crammed with Heaven.

Love me sweet With all thou art Feeling, thinking, seeing; Love me in the Lightest part, Love me in full Being.

The essence of all beauty, I call love.

Whoever lives true life, will love true love.