45 Sylvia Plath Quotes That Will Inspire You

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45 Best Sylvia Plath Quotes

1. “Didn’t you know I’m going to be the greatest, most entertaining author and artist in the world? Well, don’t feel badly, I didn’t either!” – Sylvia Plath

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2. “The thought that I might kill myself formed in my mind coolly as a tree or a flower.” – Sylvia Plath

3. “To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is a bad dream.” – Sylvia Plath

4. “I want Books and Babies and Beef stews.” – Sylvia Plath

5. “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

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6. “I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.” – Sylvia Plath

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7. “We should meet in another life, we should meet in air, me and you.” – Sylvia Plath

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8. “I was supposed to be having the time of my life.” – Sylvia Plath

9. “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

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10. “So much working, reading, thinking, living to do! A lifetime is not long enough.” – Sylvia Plath

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11. “The trouble about jumping was that if you didn’t pick the right number of storeys, you might still be alive when you hit bottom.” – Sylvia Plath

12. “The blood of love welled up in my heart with a slow pain.” – Sylvia Plath

13. “Everything people did seemed so silly, because they only died in the end.” – Sylvia Plath

14. “What I fear most, I think, is the death of the imagination.” – Sylvia Plath

15. “I love him to hell and back and heaven and back, and have and do and will.” – Sylvia Plath

16. “I wish you’d find the exit out of my head.” – Sylvia Plath

17. “If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed.” – Sylvia Plath

18. “Freedom is not of use to those who do not know how to employ it.” – Sylvia Plath

19. “Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.” – Sylvia Plath

20. “But life is long. And it is the long run that balances the short flare of interest and passion.” – Sylvia Plath

21. “I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad.” – Sylvia Plath

22. “Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences” – Sylvia Plath

23. “What a man is is an arrow into the future, and what a woman is is the place the arrow shoots off from.” – Sylvia Plath

24. “Kiss me and you will see how important I am.” – Sylvia Plath

25. “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 Plat

26. “The silence depressed me. It wasn’t the silence of silence. It was my own silence.” Sylvia Plath

27. “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

28. “I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.” – Sylvia Plath

29. “I pass by people, grazing them on the edges, and it bothers me. I’ve got to admire someone to really like them deeply – to value them as friends.” – Sylvia Plath

30. “Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.” – Sylvia Plath

31. “My mother said the cure for thinking too much about yourself was helping somebody who was worse off than you.” – Sylvia Plath

32. “Indecision and reveries are the anesthetics of constructive action.” – Sylvia Plath

33. “I’ve begun to think like a Jew, to feel like a Jew.” Sylvia Plath

34. “There must be quite a few things a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.” Sylvia Plath

35. “I don’t believe that the meek will inherit the earth; The meek get ignored and trampled.” – Sylvia Plath

36. “Perfection is terrible; it cannot have children.” – Sylvia Plath

37. “One should be able to control and manipulate experiences with an informed and intelligent mind.” – Sylvia Plath

38. “I think my poems immediately come out of the sensuous and emotional experiences I have.” – Sylvia Plath

39. “Indecision and reveries are the anesthetics of constructive action.” – Sylvia Plath

40. “I am too pure for you or anyone.” – Sylvia Plath

41. “I want to live and feel all the shades, tones, and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.” – Sylvia Plath

42. “I wanted to be where nobody I knew could ever come.” Sylvia Plath

43.  “A little thing, like children putting flowers in my hair, can fill up the widening cracks in my self-assurance like soothing lanolin.” – Sylvia Plath

44. “I buried my head under the darkness of the pillow and pretended it was night. I couldn’t see the point of getting up. I had nothing to look forward to.” – Sylvia Plath

45. “Wear your heart on your skin in this life.” – Sylvia Plath

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