Best Sylvia Plath Quotes 2022

Best Sylvia Plath Quotes

Among the very talented and proficient poets of the 20th century – Sylvia Plath‘s contribution to the literary world was significant. Her works explore topics like self, departure, and character and are closely tied to her private experience. Her quotations broadly touch diverse genres of lifestyle and provide readers some critical ideas to consider about. Listed below are a few of the most well-known Sylvia Plath Quotes. Get motivated by them.

Best Sylvia Plath Quotes

“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? 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.” – The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Is there no way out of the mind

“Is there no way out of the mind?” ― Sylvia Plath

“If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed.” – The Bell Jar

“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

“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.” – The Bell Jar

“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.” – The Bell Jar

“I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me.” ― Sylvia Plath , The Collected Poems

“Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.” – The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.” – The Bell Jar

“let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences” – The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

The silence depressed me. It wasn't the silence of silence. It was my own silence.

“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.” – The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

“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.” – The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

“I desire the things that will destroy me in the end.” – The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

“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.” – The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

“To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is a bad dream.” – The Bell Jar

“I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between.” – The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

“Can you understand? Someone, somewhere, can you understand me a little, love me a little? For all my despair, for all my ideals, for all that – I love life. But it is hard, and I have so much – so very much to learn.” – The Journals of Sylvia Plath

“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.” – The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.” – The Bell Jar

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

“I like people too much or not at all. I’ve got to go down deep, to fall into people, to really know them.” – The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

“When they asked me what I wanted to be I said I didn’t know.

“Oh, sure you know,” the photographer said.

“She wants,” said Jay Cee wittily, “to be everything.” – The Bell Jar

“There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.” – The Bell Jar

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

“If the moon smiled, she would resemble you. You leave the same impression of something beautiful, but annihilating.” – Ariel: The Restored Edition

“The trouble was, I had been inadequate all along, I simply hadn’t thought about it.” – The Bell Jar

“My mother said the cure for thinking too much about yourself was helping somebody who was worse off than you.” – The Bell Jar

“I talk to God but the sky is empty.” ― Sylvia Plath

“I must get my soul back from you; I am killing my flesh without it.” – The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

“I wanted to be where nobody I knew could ever come.” – The Bell Jar

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

“That afternoon my mother had brought me the roses. “Save them for my funeral,” I’d said.” – The Bell Jar

“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.”

“How we need that security. How we need another soul to cling to, another body to keep us warm. To rest and trust; to give your soul in confidence: I need this, I need someone to pour myself into.” – The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

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