Sylvia Plath - Quotes

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Kiss me and you will see how important I am.

Kiss me and you will see how important I am.

If you expect nothing from anybody, you're never disappointed. ---->>>

I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.

I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.

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.

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.

If I have not the power to put myself in the place of other people, but must be continually burrowing inward, I shall never be the magnanimous creative person I wish to be. Yet I am hypnotized by the workings of the individual, alone, and am continually using myself as a specimen. ---->>>

I am a victim of introspection. ---->>>

Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again. ---->>>

When you are insane, you are busy being insane - all the time. ---->>>

Poetry, I feel, is a tyrannical discipline. You've got to go so far so fast in such a small space; you've got to burn away all the peripherals.

Poetry, I feel, is a tyrannical discipline. You've got to go so far so fast in such a small space; you've got to burn away all the peripherals.

Is there no way out of the mind? ---->>>

What I want back is what I was. ---->>>

I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad.

I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad.

How we need another soul to cling to. ---->>>

Apparently, the most difficult feat for a Cambridge male is to accept a woman not merely as feeling, not merely as thinking, but as managing a complex, vital interweaving of both. ---->>>

It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents: joyous positive and despairing negative - whichever is running at the moment dominates my life, floods it.

It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents: joyous positive and despairing negative - whichever is running at the moment dominates my life, floods it.

One should be able to control and manipulate experiences with an informed and intelligent mind. ---->>>

I want Books and Babies and Beef stews. ---->>>

There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.

There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.

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. ---->>>

I talk to God but the sky is empty. ---->>>

But life is long. And it is the long run that balances the short flare of interest and passion. ---->>>

How frail the human heart must be - a mirrored pool of thought. ---->>>

Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing. ---->>>

I am too pure for you or anyone. ---->>>

The blood jet is poetry and there is no stopping it.

The blood jet is poetry and there is no stopping it.

What a man is is an arrow into the future, and what a woman is is the place the arrow shoots off from. ---->>>

Widow. The word consumes itself. ---->>>

Poetry at its best can do you a lot of harm.

Poetry at its best can do you a lot of harm.

I have a visual imagination.

I have a visual imagination.

Wear your heart on your skin in this life. ---->>>

Every woman adores a Fascist. ---->>>

I've begun to think like a Jew, to feel like a Jew. ---->>>

Perfection is terrible; it cannot have children. ---->>>

I think my poems immediately come out of the sensuous and emotional experiences I have. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 10-27, 1932
Birthplace:
Die: 02-11, 1963
Occupation: Poet
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Sylvia Plath (; October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer. Born in Boston, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College at the University of Cambridge before receiving acclaim as a poet and writer. She was married to fellow poet Ted Hughes from 1956 until they separated in September 1962 (wikipedia)