Sylvia Plath Quotes

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There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.
— Sylvia Plath


Is there no way out of the mind?
— Sylvia Plath


Widow.  The word consumes itself.


I love my rejection slips. They show me I try.
— Sylvia Plath


I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.
— Sylvia Plath

the self

Hurl yourself at goals above your head and bear the lacerations that come when you slip and make a fool of yourself.


Remember, remember this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to be acutely aware of all I've taken for granted.
— Sylvia Plath

present moment

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.

companionship loneliness

The constant struggle in mature life, I think, is to accept the necessity of tragedy and conflict, and not to try to escape to some falsely simple solution which does not include these more somber complexities.