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Sylvia Plath Quotes: "Sylvia had begun her month in New York with princessy pomp and fanfare….Her departure on June 27 was entirely different. She left New York shaken, depleted, and utterly alone."

Sylvia had begun her month in New York with princessy pomp and fanfare….Her departure on June 27 was entirely different. She left New York shaken, depleted, and utterly alone.




Sylvia Plath Quotes: "All I want is blackness. Blackness and silence."

All I want is blackness. Blackness and silence.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "When they asked me what I wanted to be I said I didn't know."

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



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "Now and then, when I grow nostalgic about my ocean childhood - the wauling of gulls and the smell of salt, somebody solicitous will bundle me into a car and drive me to the nearest briny horizon."

Now and then, when I grow nostalgic about my ocean childhood - the wauling of gulls and the smell of salt, somebody solicitous will bundle me into a car and drive me to the nearest briny horizon.




Sylvia Plath Quotes: "Writing, then, was a substitute for myself: if you don't love me, love my writing & love me for my writing. It is also much more: a way of ordering and reordering the chaos of experience."

Writing, then, was a substitute for myself: if you don't love me, love my writing & love me for my writing. It is also much more: a way of ordering and reordering the chaos of experience.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "The night sky is only a sort of carbon paper, Blueblack, with the much-poked periods of starsLetting in the light, peephole after peephole--- A bonewhite light, like death, behind all things."

The night sky is only a sort of carbon paper, Blueblack, with the much-poked periods of starsLetting in the light, peephole after peephole--- A bonewhite light, like death, behind all things.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "Not easy to state the change you made.If I'm alive now, I was dead, Though, like a stone, unbothered by it."

Not easy to state the change you made.If I'm alive now, I was dead, Though, like a stone, unbothered by it.




Sylvia Plath Quotes: "Very few people do this any more. It's too risky. First of all, it's a hell of a responsibility to be yourself. It's much easier to be somebody else or nobody at all."

Very few people do this any more. It's too risky. First of all, it's a hell of a responsibility to be yourself. It's much easier to be somebody else or nobody at all.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "The thought that I might kill myself formed in my mind coolly as a tree or a flower."

The thought that I might kill myself formed in my mind coolly as a tree or a flower.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "When I was learning to creep, my mother set me down on the beach to see what I thought of it. I crawled straight for the coming wave and was just through the wall of green when she caught my heels."

When I was learning to creep, my mother set me down on the beach to see what I thought of it. I crawled straight for the coming wave and was just through the wall of green when she caught my heels.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow."

I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.




Sylvia Plath Quotes: "...she could not stick by the golden mean...was always anxious to experiment in extremes...to find out what was enough by indulging herself in too much." (Gordon Lameyer)"

...she could not stick by the golden mean...was always anxious to experiment in extremes...to find out what was enough by indulging herself in too much." (Gordon Lameyer)



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "She stared at her reflection in the glossed shop windows as if to make sure, moment by moment, that she continued to exist."

She stared at her reflection in the glossed shop windows as if to make sure, moment by moment, that she continued to exist.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "When you are insane, you are busy being insane - all the time."

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



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "The future is what matters — because one never reaches it, but always stays in the present — like the White Queen who had to run like the wind to remain in the same spot."

The future is what matters — because one never reaches it, but always stays in the present — like the White Queen who had to run like the wind to remain in the same spot.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "A psychiatrist is the God of our age. But they cost money."

A psychiatrist is the God of our age. But they cost money.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "Living with him is like being told a perpetual story: his mind is the biggest, most imaginative I have ever met. I could live in its growing countries forever."

Living with him is like being told a perpetual story: his mind is the biggest, most imaginative I have ever met. I could live in its growing countries forever.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "He just wanted to see what a girl who was crazy enough to kill herself looked like."

He just wanted to see what a girl who was crazy enough to kill herself looked like.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "There was a beautiful time..."

There was a beautiful time...



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "Her attachment to language was earthy, physical, and immediate. Pretty words you could eat."

Her attachment to language was earthy, physical, and immediate. Pretty words you could eat.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "Its snaky acids kiss.It petrifies the will. These are the isolate, slow faults That kill, that kill, that kill."

Its snaky acids kiss.It petrifies the will. These are the isolate, slow faults That kill, that kill, that kill.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "I’ll never speak to God again."

I’ll never speak to God again.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "The silence between us was so profound I thought part of it must be my fault."

The silence between us was so profound I thought part of it must be my fault.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "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.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "My flesh winced, in cowardice, from such a death."

My flesh winced, in cowardice, from such a death.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "She looked terrible, but very wise."

She looked terrible, but very wise.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "I woke to the sound of rain."

I woke to the sound of rain.



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."

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: "I wonder why I don't go to bed and go to sleep. But then it would be tomorrow, so I decide that no matter how tired, no matter how incoherent I am, I can skip on hour more of sleep and live."

I wonder why I don't go to bed and go to sleep. But then it would be tomorrow, so I decide that no matter how tired, no matter how incoherent I am, I can skip on hour more of sleep and live.




Sylvia Plath Quotes: "I thought how strange it had never occurred to me before that I was only purely happy until I was nine years old."

I thought how strange it had never occurred to me before that I was only purely happy until I was nine years old.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "We should meet in another life, we should meet in air, me and you."

We should meet in another life, we should meet in air, me and you.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "I'm not sure why it is, but I love food more than just about anything else."

I'm not sure why it is, but I love food more than just about anything else.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "Sometimes I feel like I’m not solid. I’m hollow. There’s nothing behind my eyes. I’m a negative of a person. All I want is blackness, blackness and silence."

Sometimes I feel like I’m not solid. I’m hollow. There’s nothing behind my eyes. I’m a negative of a person. All I want is blackness, blackness and silence.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "Why do we electrocute men for murdering an individual and then pin a purple heart on them for mass slaughter of someone arbitrarily labeled “enemy?"

Why do we electrocute men for murdering an individual and then pin a purple heart on them for mass slaughter of someone arbitrarily labeled “enemy?



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "I have never found anybody who could stand to accept the daily demonstrative love I feel in me, and give back as good as I give."

I have never found anybody who could stand to accept the daily demonstrative love I feel in me, and give back as good as I give.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "I cut you out because I couldn't stand being a passing fancy."

I cut you out because I couldn't stand being a passing fancy.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "Judgement is so often a thwarted, frustrated expression of envy."

Judgement is so often a thwarted, frustrated expression of envy.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "And the danger is that in this move toward new horizons and far directions, that I may lose what I have now, and not find anything except loneliness."

And the danger is that in this move toward new horizons and far directions, that I may lose what I have now, and not find anything except loneliness.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "I don't know how long I kept at it...I felt reasonably safe, streched out on the floor, and lay quite still.It didn't seem to be summer any more"

I don't know how long I kept at it...I felt reasonably safe, streched out on the floor, and lay quite still.It didn't seem to be summer any more



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "New York is unruly, tangled. The city woos first, then mangles, then pastes back together in a fresh, dazzling mosaic."

New York is unruly, tangled. The city woos first, then mangles, then pastes back together in a fresh, dazzling mosaic.



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."

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

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



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "What a man wants is a mate and what a woman wants is infinite security, ’ and, ‘What a man is is an arrow into the future and a what a woman is is the place the arrow shoots off from."

What a man wants is a mate and what a woman wants is infinite security, ’ and, ‘What a man is is an arrow into the future and a what a woman is is the place the arrow shoots off from.



Sylvia Plath Quotes: "But women have lust, too. Why should they be relegated to the position of custodian of emotions, watcher of the infants, feeder of the soul, body and pride of man?"

But women have lust, too. Why should they be relegated to the position of custodian of emotions, watcher of the infants, feeder of the soul, body and pride of man?