Sylvia Plath Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old sylvia plath quotes, sylvia plath sayings, and sylvia plath proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Doing all the little tricky things it takes to grow up, step by step, into an anxious and unsettling world.     

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Perhaps some day I'll crawl back home, beaten, defeated. But not as long as I can make stories out of my heartbreak, beauty out of sorrow.     

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The silence depressed me.? It wasn't the silence of silence.? It was my own silence.?     

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

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If the body is a temple, then tattoos are its stained glass windows.     

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

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Perfection is terrible, it cannot have children.     

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There is so much hurt in this game of searching for a mate, of testing, trying. And you realize suddenly that you forgot it was a game, and turn away in tears.     

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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.     

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Is there no way out of the mind.     

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If they substituted the word 'Lust' for 'Love' in the popular songs it would come nearer the truth.     

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One should be able to control and manipulate experiences with an informed and intelligent mind.     

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August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.     

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The blood of love welled up in my heart with a slow pain.     

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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.     

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When you give someone your whole heart and he doesn't want it, you cannot take it back. It's gone forever.     

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Empty, I echo to the least football.     

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The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.     

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The frost makes a flower, the dew makes a star.     

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Can nothingness be so prodigal?     

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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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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.     

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Winter dawn is the color of metal, The trees stiffen into place like burnt nerves.     

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August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.     

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The blood jet is poetry There is no stopping it.”      

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The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.     

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If the moon smiled, she would resemble you. You leave the same impression Of something beautiful, but annihilating.     

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A time of darkness, despair, disillusion-so black only the inferno of the human mind can be-symbolic death, and numb shock-then the painful agony of slow rebirth and psychic regeneration.     

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I woke to the sound of rain.     

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What did my arms do before they held you?     

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