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Top 55 Sylvia Plath Quotes About Life (LOVE)

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If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed.
If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed.
Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.
Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.
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 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.
You have to be able to make a real creative life for yourself, before you can expect anyone else to provide one ready-made for you.
You have to be able to make a real creative life for yourself, before you can expect anyone else to provide one ready-made for you.
The hardest thing is to live richly in the present without letting it be tainted out of fear for the future or regret for the past.
The hardest thing is to live richly in the present without letting it be tainted out of fear for the future or regret for the past.
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.
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.
But life is long. And it is the long run that balances the short flare of interest and passion.
But life is long. And it is the long run that balances the short flare of interest and passion.
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 and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.
Kiss me and you will see how important I am.
Kiss me and you will see how important I am.
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.
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.

8 Sylvia Plath Quotes About Life and Death

“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.”

Sylvia Plath
Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I've a call.
Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I’ve a call.
I must get my soul back from you; I am killing my flesh without it.
I must get my soul back from you; I am killing my flesh without it.
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.
Wear your heart on your skin in this life.
Wear your heart on your skin in this life.
The silence depressed me. It wasn't the silence of silence. It was my own silence.
The silence depressed me. It wasn’t the silence of silence. It was my own silence.
Why can’t I try on different lives, like dresses, to see which one fits me and is most becoming
Why can’t I try on different lives, like dresses, to see which one fits me and is most becoming?
I must bridge the gap between adolescent glitter and mature glow.
I must bridge the gap between adolescent glitter and mature glow.

11 Sylvia Plath Quotes on Happiness

“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
What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age.
What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age.
I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between.
I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between.
I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery — air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 'This is what it is to be happy.'
I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery — air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’
And there’s the fallacy of existence the idea that one could be happy forever and age with a given situation or series of accomplishments.
And there’s the fallacy of existence: the idea that one could behappy forever and age with a given situation or series of accomplishments.
There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.
There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.
Freedom is not of use to those who do not know how to employ it.
Freedom is not of use to those who do not know how to employ it.
One should be able to control and manipulate experiences with an informed and intelligent mind.
One should be able to control and manipulate experiences with an informed and intelligent mind.
A little thing, like children putting flowers in my hair, can fill up the widening cracks in my self-assurance like soothing lanolin.
A little thing, like children putting flowers in my hair, can fill up the widening cracks in my self-assurance like soothing lanolin.
There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.
There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.
I may never be happy, but tonight I am content.
I may never behappy, but tonight I am content.

9 Sylvia Plath Quotes on Love

“Can you understand? Someone, somewhere, can you understand me a little, love me a little? For all my despair, for all my ideals, for all that – I love life. But it is hard, and I have so much – so very much to learn.”

Sylvia Plath
Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences.
Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences.
When you give someone your whole heart and he doesn’t want it, you cannot take it back. It’s gone forever.
When you give someone your whole heart and he doesn’t want it, you cannot take it back. It’s gone forever.
I like people too much or not at all. I’ve got to go down deep, to fall into people, to really know them.
I like people too much or not at all. I’ve got to go down deep, to fall into people, to really know them.
Ever since I was small I loved feeling somebody comb my hair. It made me go all sleepy and peaceful.
Ever since I was small I loved feeling somebody comb my hair. It made me go all sleepy and peaceful.
We should meet in another life, we should meet in air, me and you.
We should meet in another life, we should meet in air, me and you.
What a man is is an arrow into the future, and what a woman is is the place the arrow shoots off from.
What a man is is an arrow into the future, and what a woman is is the place the arrow shoots off from.
How frail the human heart must be – a mirrored pool of thought.
How frail the human heart must be – a mirrored pool of thought.
I love people. Everybody. I love them, I think, as a stamp collector loves his collection. Every story, every incident, every bit of conversation is raw material for me.
I love people. Everybody. I love them, I think, as a stamp collector loves his collection. Every story, every incident, every bit of conversation is raw material for me.

12 Sylvia Plath Quotes that will Make You Think

“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
I desire the things that will destroy me in the end.
I desire the things that will destroy me in the end.
Is there no way out of the mind?
Is there no way out of the mind?
My mother said the cure for thinking too much about yourself was helping somebody who was worse off than you.
My mother said the cure for thinking too much about yourself was helping somebody who was worse off than you.
I know pretty much what I like and dislike; but please, don’t ask me who I am.
I know pretty much what I like and dislike; but please, don’t ask me who I am.
If the moon smiled, she would resemble you. You leave the same impression of something beautiful, but annihilating.
If the moon smiled, she would resemble you. You leave the same impression of something beautiful, but annihilating.
The floor seemed wonderfully solid. It was comforting to know I had fallen and could fall no farther.
The floor seemed wonderfully solid. It was comforting to know I had fallen and could fall no farther.
I too want to be important. By being different. And these girls are all the same.
I too want to be important. By being different. And these girls are all the same.
The trouble was, I had been inadequate all along, I simply hadn't thought about it.
The trouble was, I had been inadequate all along, I simply hadn’t thought about it.
I don't believe that the meek will inherit the earth; The meek get ignored and trampled.
I don’t believe that the meek will inherit the earth; The meek get ignored and trampled.
Mountains terrify me – they just sit about; they are so proud.
Mountains terrify me – they just sit about; they are so proud.
Perfection is terrible; it cannot have children.
Perfection is terrible; it cannot have children.

5 Sylvia Plath Quotes on Poetry and Writing

“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
Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.
Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.
Poetry at its best can do you a lot of harm.
Poetry at its best can do you a lot of harm.
I am a writer… I am a genius of a writer; I have it in me. I am writing the best poems of my life; they will make my name.
I am a writer… I am a genius of a writer; I have it in me. I am writing the best poems of my life; they will make my name.
I think my poems immediately come out of the sensuous and emotional experiences I have.
I think my poems immediately come out of the sensuous and emotional experiences I have.

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