Quotation Explorer - 'Sylvia Plath'

The tongues of hell are dull. - Sylvia Plath
What I fear most, I think, is the death of the imagination. - Sylvia Plath
I don't see what women see in other women," I'd told Doctor Nolan in my interview that noon. "What does a woman see in a woman that she can't see in a man?"Doctor Nolan paused. Then she said, "Tenderness. - Sylvia Plath
The thought that I might kill myself formed in my mind coolly as a tree or a flower. - Sylvia Plath
I’ll never speak to God again. - Sylvia Plath
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
The truth comes to me. The truth loves me. - Sylvia Plath
I am solitary as grass. What is it I miss?Shall I ever find it, whatever it is? - Sylvia Plath
I fixed my eyes on the larget cloud, as if, when it passed out of my sight, I might have the good luck to pass with it. - Sylvia Plath
Hurl yourself at goals above your head and bear the lacerations that come when you slip and make a fool of yourself. Try always, as long as you have breath in your body, to take the hard way–and work, work, work to build yourself into a rich, continually evolving entity. - Sylvia Plath
I am helpless as the sea at the end of her string. I am restless. Restless and useless. I, too, create corpses. - Sylvia Plath
In the German tongue, in the Polish townScraped flat by the rollerOf wars, wars, wars ... - Sylvia Plath
There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them. - Sylvia Plath
Fixed stars govern a life - Sylvia Plath
Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing. - Sylvia Plath
I talk to God but the sky is empty. - Sylvia Plath
Usually after a good puke you feel better right away. We hugged each other and then said good-bye and went off to opposite ends of the hall to lie down in our own rooms. There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends. - Sylvia Plath
I have done, this year, what I said I would: overcome my fear of facing a blank page day after day, acknowledging myself, in my deepest emotions, a writer, come what may. - Sylvia Plath
What I hate is the thought of being under a man's thumb," I had told Doctor Nolan. "A man doesn't have a worry in the world, while I've got a baby hanging over my head like a big stick, to keep me in line. - Sylvia Plath
I hated these visits, because I kept feeling the visitors measuring my fat and stringy hair against what I had been and what they wanted me to be, and I knew they went away utterly confounded. - Sylvia Plath
Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it and the imagination to improvise. - Sylvia Plath
I have stitched life into me like a rare organ - Sylvia Plath
All I want is blackness. Blackness and silence. - Sylvia Plath
And I knew that in spite of all the roses and kisses and restaurant dinners a man showered on a woman before he married her, what he secretly wanted was for her to flatten out underneath his feet like Mrs. Willard's kitchen mat. - Sylvia Plath
Life was not to be sitting in hot amorphic leisure in my backyard idly writing or not writing, as the spirit moved me. It was, instead, running madly, in a crowded schedule, in a squirrel cage of busy people. Working, living, dancing, dreaming, talking, kissing- singing, laughing, learning. - Sylvia Plath
We should meet in another life, we should meet in air, me and you. - Sylvia Plath
We are not what we might be; what we are / Outlaws all extrapolation / Beyond the interval of now and here: / White whales are gone with the white ocean. - Sylvia Plath
You must create the right kind of dream, the sober, adult kind of magic: illusion born from disillusion. - Sylvia Plath
I must be lean & write & make worlds beside this to live in. - Sylvia Plath
To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is a bad dream. - Sylvia Plath
...Why the hell are we conditioned into the smooth strawberry-and-cream mother-goose, Alice-and- Wonderland fable, only to be broken on the wheel as we grow older and become aware of ourselves as individuals with a dull responsibility in life? - Sylvia Plath
The worst enemy to creativity is self doubt - Sylvia Plath
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
Stupid girl. You will never win anyone through pity. You must create the right kind of dream, the sober, adult kind of magic: illusion born from disillusion. - Sylvia Plath
I could feel the tears brimming and sloshing in me like water in a glass that is unsteady and too full. - Sylvia Plath
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. - Sylvia Plath
Unless you can be yourself, you won't stay with anyone for long. - Sylvia Plath
I wanted change and excitement and to shoot off in all directions myself, like the colored arrows from a Fourth of July rocket. - Sylvia Plath
Seré una de las pocas poetisas en el mundo completamente feliz de ser mujer, no una de esas amargadas y frustradas, retorcidas imitadoras de hombres, que en su mayoría acaban destrozadas - Sylvia Plath
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
I fancied you'd return the way you said,But I grow old and I forget your name. --From the poem "Mad Girl's Love Song - Sylvia Plath
When I say I must write, I don't mean I must publish. There is a great difference. the important thing is the chaotic form given to my chaotic experience, which is, as it was for James Joyce, my kind of religion, and necessary for me...as the confession and absolution for a Catholic in church. - Sylvia Plath
What did my hands do before they held you? - Sylvia Plath
brave love, dreamnot of staunching such strict flame, but come,lean to my wound; burn on, burn on. - Sylvia Plath
There was a beautiful time... - Sylvia Plath
I think writers are the most narcissistic people. Well, I musn't say this, I like many of them, a great many of my friends are writers. - Sylvia Plath
I am not cruel —only truthful. - Sylvia Plath
I talk to God, but the sky is empty. - Sylvia Plath
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
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