60+ Memorable Sylvia Plath Quotes That Express Our Deepest Emotions

Memorable Sylvia Plath Quotes

43. “Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.”

44. “What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age.”

45. “Yes, there is joy, fulfillment, and companionship, but the loneliness of the soul in its appalling self-consciousness is horrible and overpowering.”

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46. “I think I made you up inside my head.”

47. “I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me.”

48. “How frail the human heart must be―a mirrored pool of thought.”

49. “If they substituted the word ‘Lust’ for ‘Love’ in the popular songs it would come nearer the truth.”

50. “Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand.”

Please Don't Expect me To Always Be Good And kind And Loving

51. “So much working, reading, thinking, living to do! A lifetime is not long enough.”

52. “I began to think vodka was my drink at last. It didn’t taste like anything, but it went straight down into my stomach like a sword swallowers’ sword and made me feel powerful and godlike.”

53. “If I didn’t think, I’d be much happier; if I didn’t have any sex organs, I wouldn’t waver on the brink of nervous emotion and tears all the time. ”

54. “There I went again, building up a glamorous picture of a man who would love me passionately the minute he met me, and all out of a few prosy nothings.”

55. “So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes, yet they would open up, unfolding quite wonderfully, if only you were interested in them.”

So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes

56. “So I began to think maybe it was true that when you were married and had children it was like being brainwashed, and afterward you went about as numb as a slave in a totalitarian state.”

57. “Ever since I was small I loved feeling somebody comb my hair. It made me go all sleepy and peaceful.”

58. “The trouble about jumping was that if you didn’t pick the right number of storeys, you might still be alive when you hit bottom.”

59. “I wanted to be where nobody I knew could ever come.”

60. “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”

I Took A Deep Breath

61. “Is anyone anywhere happy?”

62. “How can you be so many women to so many strange people, oh you strange girl?”

63. “I love my rejection slips. They show me I try.”

64. “It seemed silly to wash one day when I would only have to wash again the next. It made me tired just to think of it.”

65. “Yes, I was infatuated with you: I am still. No one has ever heightened such a keen capacity of physical sensation in me. I cut you out because I couldn’t stand being a passing fancy. Before I give my body, I must give my thoughts, my mind, my dreams. And you weren’t having any of those.”

Yes, I Was Infatuated With You I Am Still

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