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Sylvia Plath Quote: “Tomorrow I will curse the dawn, but there will be other, earlier nights, and the dawns will be no longer hell laid out in alarms and raw bells and sirens.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Love, love, I have hung our cave with roses.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I had hoped, at my departure, I would feel sure and knowledgeable about everything that lay ahead – after all, I had been “analyzed.” Instead, all I could see were question marks.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “The door of the novel, like the door of the poem, also shuts. But not so fast, nor with such manic, unanswerable finality.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “The trouble was, I hated the idea of serving men in any way. I wanted to dictate my own thrilling letters.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I am both worse and better than you thought.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “For me, poetry is an evasion of the real job of writing prose.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “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 Quote: “The sky leans on me, me, the one upright among all horizontals.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “As from a star I saw, coldly and soberly, the separateness of everything. I felt the wall of my skin; I am I. That stone is a stone. My beautiful fusion with the things of this world was over.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Although, I admit, I desire, Occasionally, some backtalk From the mute sky, I can’t honestly complain: A certain minor light may still Lean incandescent Out of kitchen table or chair As if a celestial burning took Possession of the most obtuse objects now and then –.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I suppose I’ll always be over-vulnerable, slightly paranoid.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I tried to speak in a cool, calm way, but the zombie rose up in my throat and choked me off.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “There is no life higher than the grasstops.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “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 Quote: “I must learn more about these people – try to understand them, put myself in their place. No, instead I am so busy keeping my head above water that I scarcely know who I am, much less who anyone else is.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “There is something demoralizing about watching two people get more and more crazy about each other, especially when you are the only extra person in the room.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Wind warns November’s done with. The blown leaves make bat-shapes, Web-winged and furious.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I would catch sight of some flawless man off in the distance, but as soon as he moved closer I immediately saw he wouldn’t do at all.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Bright beads of red are rising through the ink, Hearts-blood bubbles smearing out into the black stream.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “The box is only temporary.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I laid my face to the smooth face of the marble and howled my loss into the cold salt rain.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “To learn and think; to think and live; to live and learn: this always, with new insight, new understanding, and new love.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Ever since I was small I loved feeling somebody comb my hair. It made me go all sleepy and peaceful.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Love set you going like a fat gold watch. The midwife slapped your footsoles, and your bald cry Took its place among the elements.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I am accused. I dream of massacres. I am a garden of black and red agonies. I drink them, Hating myself, hating and fearing. And now the world conceives Its end and runs toward it, arms held out in love.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I wanted to tell her that if only something were wrong with my body it would be fine, I would rather have anything wrong with my body than something wrong with my head, but the idea seemed so involved and wearisome that I didn’t say anything. I only burrowed down further in the bed.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I had removed my patent leather shoes after a while, for they foundered badly in the sand. It pleased me to think they would be perched there on the silver log, pointing out to sea, like a sort of soul-compass, after I was dead.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “The eyes and the faces all turned themselves towards me, and guiding myself by them, as by a magical thread, I stepped into the room.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “So I kiss him, and there is the great dark sea ahead...”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I have taken a pill to kill The thin Papery feeling.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I am disabused of all faith, and see too clearly.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I’m doped and thick from my last sleeping pill.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I need more than anything right now what is, of course, most impossible, someone to love me, to be with me at night when I wake up in shuddering horror and fear of the cement tunnels leading down to the shock room, to comfort me with an assurance that no psychiatrist can quite manage to convey.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “But when it came right down to it, the skin of my wrist looked so white and defensless that I couldn’t do it. It was as if what I wanted to kill wasn’t in that skin or the thin blue pulse that jumped under my thumb, but somewhere else, deeper, more secret, and a whole lot harder to get.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I am too pure for you or anyone.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Perhaps you considered yourself an oracle, Mouthpiece of the dead, or of some god or other. Thirty years now I have labored To dredge the silt from your throat. I am none the wiser.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “It never occurred to me to say no.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “God, is this all it is, the ricocheting down the corridor of laughter and tears? Of self-worship and self-loathing? Of glory and disgust?”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I thought it would be easy, lying in the tub and seeing the redness flower from my wrists, flush after flush through the clear water, till I sank to sleep under a surface gaudy as poppies.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I said: I must remember this, being small.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Beached under the spumy blooms, we lie Sea-sick and fever-dry.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “You are the one. Solid the spaces lean on, envious. You are the baby in the barn.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Love is the bone and sinew of my curse.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “The only reason I remembered this play was because it had a mad person in it, and everything I had ever read about mad people stuck in my mind, while everything else flew out.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “The woman is perfected. Her dead Body wears the smile of accomplishment.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “To look at her, you might not guess that inside she is laughing and crying, at her own stupidities and luckiness, and at the strange enigmatic ways of the world which she will spend lifetime trying to learn and understand.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “That is salvation. To give of love inside. To keep love of life, no matter what, and give to others. Generously.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “There I went again, building up a glamorous picture of a man who would love me passionately the minute he met me, and all out of a few prosy nothings.”
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