Favorite and Popular sylvia plath quotes

Favorite and Popular sylvia plath quotes

sylvia plath quotes

Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College at the University of Cambridge, before receiving acclaim as a poet and writer. Wikipedia

  • “Aloneness and selfness are too important to betray for company.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter— they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “Can a selfish egocentric jealous and unimaginative female write a damn thing worthwhile?” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I've a call.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “For me, poetry is an evasion of the real job of writing prose.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “Girls are not machines that you put kindness coins into until sex falls out.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “I am dead to them, even though I once flowered.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “I am jealous of those who think more deeply, who write better, who draw better, who ski better, who look better, who live better, who love better than I.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “I desire the things that will destroy me in the end.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “I felt very still and empty, the way the eye of a tornado must feel, moving dully along in the middle of the surrounding hullabaloo.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “I love him to hell and back and heaven and back, and have and do and will.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “I sank back in the gray, plush seat and closed my eyes. The air of the bell jar wadded round me and I couldn't stir.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;I lift my lids and all is born again.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “I talk to God but the sky is empty.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “I wanted change and excitement and to shoot off in all directions myself, like the colored arrows from a Fourth of July rocket.” — sylvia plath quotes


“If I didn’t think, I’d be much happier.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “If I rest, if I think inward, I go mad.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as hell. I'll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “Intoxicated with madness, I'm in love with my sadness” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “Is there no way out of the mind?” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “It is a feeling that no matter what the ideas or conduct of others, there is a unique rightness and beauty to life which can be shared in openness, in wind and sunlight, with a fellow human being who believes in the same basic principles.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “Kiss me and you will see how important I am.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “Life has been some combination of fairy-tale coincidence and joie de vivre and shocks of beauty together with some hurtful self-questioning.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “Oh, something is there, waiting for me. Perhaps someday the revelation will burst in upon me and I will see the other side of this monumental grotesque joke.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “And then I'll laugh. And then I'll know what life is.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “Perhaps some day I'll crawl back home, beaten, defeated. But not as long as I can make stories out of my heartbreak, beauty out of sorrow.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything it is because we are dangerously near wanting nothing.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I've taken for granted.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “That’s one of the reasons I never wanted to get married. The last thing I wanted was infinite security and to be the place an arrow shoots off from. I wanted change and excitement and to shoot off in all directions myself, like the colored arrows from a Fourth of July rocket.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “Why can’t I try on different lives, like dresses, to see which fits best and is more becoming?” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “Yes, I was infatuated with you: I am still. No one has ever heightened such a keen capacity of physical sensation in me. I cut you out because I couldn't stand being a passing fancy. Before I give my body, I must give my thoughts, my mind, my dreams. And you weren't having any of those.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “You don't believe in God, or life-after-death, so you can't hope for sugar plums when your non-existent soul rises.” — sylvia plath quotes


  • “You walked in, laughing, tears welling confused, mingling in your throat. How can you be so many women to so many people, oh you strange girl?” — sylvia plath quotes

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