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Sylvia Plath Quote: “What is so real as the cry of a child?”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Compared with me, a tree is immortal.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Only I wasn’t steering anything, not even myself.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “My heroine would be myself, only in disguise.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Mirrors can kill and talk, they are terrible rooms.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “People were made of nothing so much as dust, and I couldn’t see that doctoring all that dust was a bit better than writing poems people would remember and repeat to themselves when they were unhappy or sick and couldn’t sleep.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “It’s like watching paris from an express caboose heading in the opposite direction – every second the city gets smaller and smaller, only you feel it’s really you getting smaller and smaller and lonelier and lonelier, rushing away from all those lights and that excitement at about a million miles an hour.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I was quite proud of the calm way I stared at all these gruesome things.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “It was sometime in October; she had long ago lost track of all the days and it really didn’t matter because one was like another and there were no nights to separate them because she never slept any more.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Tireless, tied, as a moon-bound sea Moves.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I began to see why woman-haters could make such fools of women. Woman-haters were like gods: invulnerable and chock full of power. They descended, and then they disappeared. You could never catch one.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “All through June the writing course had stretched before me like a bright, safe bridge over the dull gulf of summer. Now I saw it totter and dissolve, and a body in a white blouse and green skirt plummet into the gap.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I cut you out because I couldn’t stand being a passing fancy.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Antoine St. Exupery once mourned the loss of a man and the secret treasures that he held inside him. I loved Exupery; I will read him again, and he will talk to me, not being dead, or gone. Is that life after death – mind living on paper and flesh living in offspring? Maybe. I do not know.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “God, who am I?”

465. “God, who am I?

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Sylvia Plath Quote: “Secretly, in studies and attics and schoolrooms all over America, people must be writing.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “A psychiatrist is the god of our age. But they cost money.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I think I may well be a Jew.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “O heart, such disorganization!”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I fixed my eyes on the largest cloud, as if when it passed out of sight, I might have the good luck to pass with it.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “The human mind is so limited it can only build an arbitrary heaven – and usually the physical comforts they endow it with are naively the kind that can be perceived as we humans perceive – nothing more.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “How many different deaths I can die?”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “What I didn’t say was that each time I picked up a German dictionary or a German book, the very sight of those dense, black, barbed-wire letters made my mind shut like a clam.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Why is it that I find it so difficult to accept the present moment, whole as an apple, without cutting and hacking at it to find a purpose, or setting it up on a shelf with other apples to measure its worth or trying to pickle it in brine to preserve it, and crying to find it turns all brown and is no longer simply the lovely apple I was given in the morning?”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Only the mouth-hole piped out, Importunate cricket In a quarry of silences. The people of the city heard it. They hunted the stones, taciturn and separate, The mouth-hole crying their locations. Drunk as a fetus I suck at the paps of darkness. The food tubes embrace me. Sponges kiss my lichens away. The jewelmaster drives his chisel to pry Open one stone eye. This is the after-hell: I see the light. A wind unstoppers the chamber.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “But writing poems and letters doesn’t seem to do much good.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “She looks like a woman who has found it ridiculous to commit herself to a single emotional stance in anything, but must always ride high heavy irony.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Tomorrow is another day toward death.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “It doesn’t take two to dance, it only takes one.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “They would grow old. They would forget me.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “It is a feeling that no matter what the ideas or conduct of others, there is a unique rightness and beauty to life which can be shared in openness, in wind and sunlight, with a fellow human being who believes in the same basic principles.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “O love, how did you get here? – Nick and the Candlestick.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “How can I tell Bob that my happiness streams from having wrenched a piece out of my life, a piece of hurt and beauty, and transformed it to typewritten words on paper? How can he know I am justifying my life, my keen emotions, my feeling, by turning it into print?”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “The lawn was white with doctors.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “The sun, emerged from its gray shrouds of cloud, shone with a summer brilliance on the untouched slopes. Pausing in my work to overlook that pristine expanse, I felt the same profound thrill it gives me to see the trees and grassland waist-high under flood water – as if the usual order of the world had shifted slightly, and entered a new phase.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Winning or losing an argument, receiving an acceptance or rejection, is no proof of the validity or value of personal identity.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I used to pray to recover you.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Oh what a poet I will flay myself into.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “The reason I haven’t been writing in this book for so long is partly that I haven’t had one decent coherent thought to put down.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Something in me wants more. I can’t rest.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Why am I obsessed with the idea I can justify myself by getting manuscripts published? Is it an escape-an excuse for any social failure-so I can say “No, I don’t go out for many extracurricular activities, but I spend a lot of time writing.””
Sylvia Plath Quote: “The faces were empty as plates, and nobody seemed to be breathing.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “You fool – you are afraid of being alone with you own mind. You just better learn to know yourself, to make sure decisions before it is too late. Your room is not your prison. You are.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I can change, whittle my square edges to fit in a round hole. God, I hope I’m never going to massacre myself that way.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “And this is how it stiffens, my vision of that seaside childhood. My father died, we moved inland. Whereon those nine first years of my life sealed themselves off like a ship in a bottle – beautiful, inaccessible, obsolete, a fine, white flying myth.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Happy! That is indefinable as far as states of being go.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Talking about my fears to others feeds it.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I suppose if I gave myself the chance I could be an alcoholic.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Feel oddly barren. My sickness is when words draw in their horns and the physical world refuses to be ordered, recreated, arranged and selected. I am a victim of it then, not a master.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I felt overstuffed and dull and disappointed, the way I always do the day after Christmas.”
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