60+ Memorable Sylvia Plath Quotes That Express Our Deepest Emotions

Memorable Sylvia Plath Quotes

18. “I like people too much or not at all. I’ve got to go down deep, to fall into people, to really know them.”

19. “We should meet in another life, we should meet in air, me and you.”

20. “Why can’t I try on different lives, like dresses, to see which one fits best?”

21. “The trouble was, I had been inadequate all along, I simply hadn’t thought about it.”

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

23. “I felt very still and empty, the way the eye of a tornado must feel, moving dully along in the middle of the surrounding hullabaloo.”

24. “How we need another soul to cling to.”

25. “The floor seemed wonderfully solid. It was comforting to know I had fallen and could fall no further.”

26. “I am still so naïve; I know pretty much what I like and dislike; but please, don’t ask me who I am. A passionate, fragmentary girl, maybe?”

27. “I have never found anybody who could stand to accept the daily demonstrative love I feel in me, and give back as good as I give.”

28. “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.”

29. “I was supposed to be having the time of my life.”

30. “I like people too much,or not at all.”

i like people too much

31. “I wonder why I don’t go to bed and go to sleep. But then it would be tomorrow, so I decide that no matter how tired, no matter how incoherent I am, I can skip on hour more of sleep and live.”

32. “But when it came right down to it, the skin of my wrist looked so white and defensless that I couldn’t do it. It was as if what I wanted to kill wasn’t in that skin or the thin blue pulse that jumped under my thumb, but somewhere else, deeper, more secret, and a whole lot harder to get.”

33. “I didn’t know why I was going to cry, but I knew that if anybody spoke to me or looked at me too closely the tears would fly out of my eyes and the sobs would fly out of the throat and I’d cry for a week.”

34. “Life has been some combination of fairy-tale coincidence and joie de vivre and shocks of beauty together with some hurtful self-questioning.”

35. “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

36. “I write only because there is a voice within me that will not be still”

37. “And the danger is that in this move toward new horizons and far directions, that I may lose what I have now, and not find anything except loneliness.”

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

39. “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.”

40. “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. And why do I want? 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.”

i can never read all the books i want

41. “I told him I believed in hell, and that certain people, like me, had to live in hell before they died, to make up for missing out on it after death, since they didn’t believe in life after death, and what each person believed happened to him when he died.”

42. “I lean to you, numb as a fossil. Tell me I’m here.”

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