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Sylvia Plath Quote: “Bright beads of red are rising through the ink, Hearts-blood bubbles smearing out into the black stream.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I didn’t know what I was doing in New York.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “There is no life higher than the grasstops.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “It never occurred to me to say no.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “The woman is perfected. Her dead Body wears the smile of accomplishment.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “So I kiss him, and there is the great dark sea ahead...”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “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 Quote: “Dancing is the normal prelude to intercourse.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “When I fell out of the light, I entered The stomach of indifference, the wordless cupboard.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Tonight was awful. It was the combination of everything. Of the play “Goodbye My Fancy,” of wanting, in a juvenile way, to be, like the heroine, a reporter in the trenches, to be loved by a man who admired me, who understood me as much as I understood myself.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Endure, endure, and the syllables harden like stoic white sheets struck with rigor mortis on the clothesline of winter.”
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: “A feeling of tenderness filled my heart. My heroine would be myself, only in disguise.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I couldn’t stand the idea of a woman having to have a single pure life and a man being able to have a double life, one pure and one not.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Sometimes I nursed starfish alive in jam jars of seawater and watched them grow back lost arms. On this day, this awful birthday of otherness, my rival, somebody else, I flung the starfish against a stone. Let it perish.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I hadn’t, at the last moment, felt like washing off the two diagonal lines of dried blood that marked my cheeks. They seemed touching, and rather spectacular, and I thought I would carry them around with me, like the relic of a dead lover, till they wore off of their own accord.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “You are the one. Solid the spaces lean on, envious. You are the baby in the barn.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I felt like a racehorse in a world without racetracks or a champion college footballer suddenly confronted by Wall Street and a business suit, his days of glory shrunk to a little gold cup on his mantel with a date engraved on it like the date on a tombstone.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “You smile. No, it is not fatal.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “So I perversely circle the late stars, drowsier and drowsier, sleepily longing for something.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “And you grit your teeth, despising yourself for your tremulous sensitivity, and wondering how human beings can suffer their individualities to be mercilessly crushed under a machinelike dictatorship, be it of industry, state or organization, all their lives long.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I had been alone more than I could have been had I gone by myself.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “If there’s anything I look down on, it’s a man in a blue outfit.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I am too pure for you or anyone.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I have the one person I could ever love in this world. Now I must work to be a person worthy of that.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “The artist’s life nourishes itself on the particular, the concrete.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “As a poet I would say everything should be able to come into a poem but I can’t put toothbrushes in a poem. I really can’t.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “You’ve only got so long to live.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I said: I must remember this, being small.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “She. Silent, fawn-eyed. Clever.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “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 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: “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: “In the month of red leaves I climb to a bed of fire.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Some girl a hundred years ago once lived as I do. And she is dead. I am the present, but I know I, too, will pass. The high moment, the burning flash, come and are gone, continuous quicksand. And I don’t want to die.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “And what is happy? It is a going always on. There is something better to be done than I have done, and spurred by the fair delusion of progress, I will seek to progress, to whip myself on, to more and more- to learning. Always.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I am sending back the key that let me into bluebeard’s study; because he would make love to me I am sending back the key; in his eye’s darkroom I can see my X-rayed heart, dissected body: I am sending back the key that let me into bluebeard s study.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I love the people,′ I said. ‘I have room in me for love, and for ever so many little lives.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “If I was going to fall, I would hang on to my small comforts, at least, for as long as I possibly could.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I’ve got to have something. I want to stop it all, the whole monumental grotesque joke, before it’s too late. But writing poems and letters doesn’t seem to do much good.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I’m doped and thick from my last sleeping pill.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Pretty soon, the only doubt in my mind was the precise time and method of committing suicide. The only alternative I could see was an eternity of hell for the rest of my life in a mental hospital, and I was going to use my last ounce of free choice and choose a quick clean ending.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “My flesh winced, in cowardice, from such a death.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “A terrible depression yesterday. Visions of my life petering out into a kind of soft-brained stupor from lack of use.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “For the few little successes I may seem to have, there are acres of misgivings and self-doubt.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I wanted to do everything once and for all and be through with it.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “Sure, marriage is self expression, but if only my art, my writing, isn’t just a mere sublimation of my sexual desires which will run dry once I get married. If only I can find him... the man who will be intelligent, yet physically magnetic and personable. If I can offer that combination, why shouldn’t I expect it in a man?”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I am sure there are things that can’t be cured by a good bath but I can’t think of one.”
Sylvia Plath Quote: “I may have made a straight A in physics, but I was panic-struck. Physics made me sick the whole time I learned it.”
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