Sylvia Plath Quotes

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Sylvia Plath quotes: Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing. Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.
Sylvia Plath quotes: She. Silent, fawn-eyed. Clever. She. Silent, fawn-eyed. Clever.
Sylvia Plath quotes: I want so obviously, so desperately to be loved, and to be capable of love. I want so obviously, so desperately to be loved, and to be capable of love.
Sylvia Plath quotes: I knew you'd decide to be all right again. I knew you'd decide to be all right again.
Sylvia Plath quotes: The big men are all deaf; they don't want to hear the little squeaking as they walk across the street on cleated boots. The big men are all deaf; they don't want to hear the little squeaking as they walk across the street on cleated boots.
Sylvia Plath quotes: I must be lean & write & make worlds beside this to live in. I must be lean & write & make worlds beside this to live in.
Sylvia Plath quotes: We stayed at home to write, to consolidate our outstretched selves. We stayed at home to write, to consolidate our outstretched selves.
Sylvia Plath quotes: The man creates a pseudonym and hides behind it like a worm The man creates a pseudonym and hides behind it like a worm
Sylvia Plath quotes: Hour by hour, day by day, life becomes possible. Hour by hour, day by day, life becomes possible.
Sylvia Plath quotes: Winter is for women The woman still at her knitting, At the cradle of Spanish walnut, Her body a bulb in the cold and too dumb to think. Winter is for women The woman still at her knitting, At the cradle of Spanish walnut, Her body a bulb in the cold and too dumb to think.
Sylvia Plath quotes: Ever since I was small I loved feeling somebody comb my hair. It made me go all sleepy and peaceful. Ever since I was small I loved feeling somebody comb my hair. It made me go all sleepy and peaceful.
Sylvia Plath quotes: Kiss me, and you will see how important I am. Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.
Sylvia Plath quotes: You will never win anyone through pity. You must create the right kind of dream, the sober, adult kind of magic: illusion born from disillusion. You will never win anyone through pity. You must create the right kind of dream, the sober, adult kind of magic: illusion born from disillusion.
Sylvia Plath quotes: I am silver and exact. I am silver and exact.
Sylvia Plath quotes: The blood jet is poetryThere is no stopping it. The blood jet is poetry
There is no stopping it.
Sylvia Plath quotes: Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences
Sylvia Plath quotes: How can you be so many women to so many strange people, oh you strange girl? How can you be so many women to so many strange people, oh you strange girl?
Sylvia Plath quotes: Tireless, tied, as a moon-bound sea Moves Tireless, tied, as a moon-bound sea Moves
Sylvia Plath quotes: Then I decided I would spend the summer writing a novel. That would fix a lot of people. Then I decided I would spend the summer writing a novel.
That would fix a lot of people.
Sylvia Plath quotes: If you expect nothing from anybody, you're never disappointed. If you expect nothing from anybody, you're never disappointed.
Sylvia Plath quotes: This is a case without a body.The body does not come into it at all. This is a case without a body.
The body does not come into it at all.
Sylvia Plath quotes: So learn about life. Cut yourself a big slice with the silver server, a big slice of pie. Open your eyes. Let life happen. So learn about life. Cut yourself a big slice with the silver server, a big slice of pie. Open your eyes. Let life happen.
Sylvia Plath quotes: I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again. I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my eyes and all is born again.
Sylvia Plath quotes: I waited, as if the sea could make my decision for me. I waited, as if the sea could make my decision for me.
Sylvia Plath quotes: I am solitary as grass. What is it I miss?Shall I ever find it, whatever it is? I am solitary as grass. What is it I miss?
Shall I ever find it, whatever it is?
Sylvia Plath quotes: England offers new comforts. I could write a novel there. England offers new comforts. I could write a novel there.
Sylvia Plath quotes: I could feel the tears brimming and sloshing in me like water in a glass that is unsteady and too full. This I could feel the tears brimming and sloshing in me like water in a glass that is unsteady and too full. This
Sylvia Plath quotes: I wondered what terrible thing it was that I had done. I wondered what terrible thing it was that I had done.
Sylvia Plath quotes: I used to pray to recover you. I used to pray to recover you.
Sylvia Plath quotes: I do not know who I am tonight. I do not know who I am tonight.
Sylvia Plath quotes: No day is safe from news of you. No day is safe from news of you.
Sylvia Plath quotes: So you will rot in the ground, and so you say, what the hell? Who cares? But you care, and somehow you don't want to live just one life. So you will rot in the ground, and so you say, what the hell? Who cares? But you care, and somehow you don't want to live just one life.
Sylvia Plath quotes: The faces were empty as plates, and nobody seemed to be breathing. The faces were empty as plates, and nobody seemed to be breathing.
Sylvia Plath quotes: I want to kill myself, to escape from responsiblity, to crawl abjectly back into the womb. I want to kill myself, to escape from responsiblity, to crawl abjectly back into the womb.
Sylvia Plath quotes: conversing, in low tones, with the asylum librarian, an alumna conversing, in low tones, with the asylum librarian, an alumna
Sylvia Plath quotes: You've only got so long to live. You've only got so long to live.
Sylvia Plath quotes: Anonymous young men with all-American bone structures. Anonymous young men with all-American bone structures.
Sylvia Plath quotes: God, is this all it is, the ricocheting down the corridor of laughter and tears? Of self-worship and self-loathing? Of glory and disgust? God, is this all it is, the ricocheting down the corridor of laughter and tears? Of self-worship and self-loathing? Of glory and disgust?
Sylvia Plath quotes: The claw / Of the magnolia, / Drunk on its own secrets, / Asks nothing of life. The claw / Of the magnolia, / Drunk on its own secrets, / Asks nothing of life.
Sylvia Plath quotes: After that, I felt safer. I didn't want anything I said or did that night to be associated with me and my real name and coming from Boston. After that, I felt safer. I didn't want anything I said or did that night to be associated with me and my real name and coming from Boston.
Sylvia Plath quotes: your fate involves a dark assailant your fate involves a dark assailant
Sylvia Plath quotes: Talking about my fears to others feeds it. Talking about my fears to others feeds it.
Sylvia Plath quotes: Not being perfect hurts. Not being perfect hurts.
Sylvia Plath quotes: That afternoon my mother had brought me the roses."Save them for my funeral," I'd said. That afternoon my mother had brought me the roses.
"Save them for my funeral," I'd said.
Sylvia Plath quotes: The woman is perfected. Her dead Body wears the smile of accomplishment. The woman is perfected. Her dead Body wears the smile of accomplishment.
Sylvia Plath quotes: The door of the novel, like the door of the poem, also shuts. But not so fast, nor with such manic, unanswerable finality. The door of the novel, like the door of the poem, also shuts. But not so fast, nor with such manic, unanswerable finality.
Sylvia Plath quotes: Let me fly with you. Let me fly with you.
Sylvia Plath quotes: This is my first snow at Smith. It is like any other snow, but from a different window, and there lies the singular charm of it. This is my first snow at Smith. It is like any other snow, but from a different window, and there lies the singular charm of it.
Sylvia Plath quotes: Please, I want so badly for good things to happen.(3 months before her suicide) Please, I want so badly for good things to happen.

(3 months before her suicide)
Sylvia Plath quotes: Eternity bores me,I never wanted it.From the poem "Years", 16 November 1962 Eternity bores me,
I never wanted it.
From the poem "Years", 16 November 1962
Sylvia Plath quotes: Read widely of others' experiences, even if it'd be more comfortable to snuggle back in the comforting cotton-wool of blissful ignorance. Read widely of others' experiences, even if it'd be more comfortable to snuggle back in the comforting cotton-wool of blissful ignorance.
Sylvia Plath quotes: Is that life after death - mind living on paper and flesh living in offspring? Is that life after death - mind living on paper and flesh living in offspring?
Sylvia Plath quotes: Once one has seen God, what is the remedy? Once one has seen God, what is the remedy?
Sylvia Plath quotes: I love him to hell and back and heaven and back, and have and do and will. I love him to hell and back and heaven and back, and have and do and will.
Sylvia Plath quotes: The day I went into physics class it was death. The day I went into physics class it was death.
Sylvia Plath quotes: Wear your heart on your skin in this life. Wear your heart on your skin in this life.
Sylvia Plath quotes: And I, stepping from this skin Of old bandages, boredoms, old faces Step to you from the black car of Lethe, Pure as a baby. And I, stepping from this skin Of old bandages, boredoms, old faces Step to you from the black car of Lethe, Pure as a baby.
Sylvia Plath quotes: I hurl my heart to halt his pace. I hurl my heart to halt his pace.
Sylvia Plath quotes: Fixed stars govern a life Fixed stars govern a life
Sylvia Plath quotes: I, love, I am the pure acetylene virgin attended by roses. I, love, I am the pure acetylene virgin attended by roses.
Sylvia Plath quotes: Your shelled bed I remember.Father, this thick air is murderous.I would breathe water. Your shelled bed I remember.
Father, this thick air is murderous.
I would breathe water.
Sylvia Plath quotes: Love is an illusion, but I would willingly fall for it if I could believe in it. Love is an illusion, but I would willingly fall for it if I could believe in it.
Sylvia Plath quotes: The black instrument on the hall table trilled its hysterical note over and over, like a nervous bird. The black instrument on the hall table trilled its hysterical note over and over, like a nervous bird.
Sylvia Plath quotes: to be aware that you must compete somehow, and yet that wealth and beauty are not in your realm. to be aware that you must compete somehow, and yet that wealth and beauty are not in your realm.
Sylvia Plath quotes: Love set you going like a fat gold watch. Love set you going like a fat gold watch.
Sylvia Plath quotes: Love life day by day, color by color, touch by touch. Love life day by day, color by color, touch by touch.
Sylvia Plath quotes: The truth comes to me. The truth loves me. The truth comes to me. The truth loves me.
Sylvia Plath quotes: The more hopeless you were, the further away they hid you. The more hopeless you were, the further away they hid you.
Sylvia Plath quotes: Stupid pupil, it has to take everything in. Stupid pupil, it has to take everything in.
Sylvia Plath quotes: Secretly, in studies and attics and schoolrooms all over America, people must be writing. Secretly, in studies and attics and schoolrooms all over America, people must be writing.