Sylvia Plath Quotes

Why should I know Sylvia Plath?

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

Plath is best known for 'The Bell Jar'.

Born October 27, 1932
Died February 11, 1963

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.”

Sylvia Plath

“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.”

Sylvia Plath

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

Sylvia Plath

“Is there no way out of the mind?”

Sylvia Plath

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

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.”

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“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.”

Sylvia Plath
The Bell Jar

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

Sylvia Plath
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.”

Sylvia Plath
The Bell Jar

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

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The Bell Jar

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

Sylvia Plath
The Bell Jar