Sylvia Plath Quotes

Who was Sylvia Plath?

Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer.

Plath is best known for 'The Bell Jar' and for killing herself at the age of 30.

Born October 27, 1932
Died February 11, 1963
Aged 30 years old

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Best 12 Quotes by Sylvia Plath

“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.”

“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want.”

“I desire the things that will destroy me in the end.”

“Is there no way out of the mind?”

“Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.”

“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.”

“There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.”

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The Bell Jar Quotes

“I couldn’t see the point of getting up. I had nothing to look forward to.”

The Bell Jar

“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my eyes and all is born again.”

The Bell Jar

“If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as hell. I'll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days.”

The Bell Jar

“If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed.”

The Bell Jar

“There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.”

The Bell Jar

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