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Sylvia Plath Quotes

Quotes by Sylvia Plath - (15 quotes)

Sylvia Plath - From the Children category:

I remember that as I was writing a poem on 'Snow' when I was eight, I said aloud, 'I wish I could have the ability to write down the feelings I have now when I am little, because when I grow up, I will know how to write, but I will have forgotten what being little feels like.' (Sylvia Plath)

Sylvia Plath - From the Critics category:

It seems this is an age of clever critics who keep bewailing the fact that there are no works worthy of criticism. (Sylvia Plath)

Sylvia Plath - From the Doubt category:

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. (Sylvia Plath)

Sylvia Plath - From the Freedom category:

Freedom is not of use to those who do not know how to employ it. (Sylvia Plath)

Sylvia Plath - From the Friendship category:

I pass by people, grazing them on the edges, and it bothers me. I've got to admire someone to really like them deeply - to value them as friends. (Sylvia Plath)

Sylvia Plath - From the Gender category:

What a man is is an arrow into the future, and what a woman is is the place the arrow shoots off from. (Sylvia Plath)

Sylvia Plath - From the Life category:

Dying / Is an art, like everything else. / I do it exceptionally well. (Sylvia Plath)

Sylvia Plath - From the Limitations category:

I want to live and feel all the shades, tones, and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited. (Sylvia Plath)

Sylvia Plath - From the Nature category:

Mountains terrify me - they just sit about; they are so proud. (Sylvia Plath)

Sylvia Plath - From the Opposites category:

It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents: joyous positive and despairing negative - whichever is running at the moment dominates my life, floods it. (Sylvia Plath)

Sylvia Plath - From the Perfection category:

Perfection is terrible; it cannot have children. (Sylvia Plath)

Sylvia Plath - From the Poetry category:

I saw the gooseflesh on my skin. I did not know what made it. I was not cold. Had a ghost passed over? No, it was the poetry. (Sylvia Plath)

Sylvia Plath - From the Sight category:

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again. (Sylvia Plath)

Sylvia Plath - From the Sleep category:

Mother believed that I should have an enormous amount of sleep, and so I was never really tired when I went to bed. This was the best time of day, when I could lie in the vague twilight, drifting off to sleep, making up dreams inside my head the way they should go. (Sylvia Plath)

Sylvia Plath - From the Tyranny category:

Poetry, I feel, is a tyrannical discipline. You've got to go so far so fast in such a small space; you've got to burn away all the peripherals. (Sylvia Plath)