24 Heartbreaking and Beautiful Sylvia Plath Quotes

Julia Stiles in 10 Things I Hate About You reading the Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
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"I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am."

Heartbreaking and Beautiful Sylvia Plath Quotes You Should Read Today

Sylvia Plath was a talented writer with works like The Bell Jar, Ariel, and a collection of poems that are necessary reads for generations to come.

She wrote about a gambit of things from love to depression, helping cut down barriers for people struggling with depression and other mental health issues. She was one of the great female authors ever and because of this, we decided to share with you some of the best Sylvia Plath quotes.

We celebrate the author and all her work. So take a look at some poignant Sylvia Plath quotes and use them as you please. Be it, for research or to help with your very own mental health, we can't speak for her but her words might bring you something special today.

Sylvia Plath Quotes

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

  • "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."

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

  • "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 may never be happy, but tonight I am content."

  • "I must bridge the gap between adolescent glitter and mature glow."

Sylvia Plath Love Quotes

  • "If you expect nothing from anybody, you're never disappointed."

  • "Kiss me and you will see how important I am."

  • "How frail the human heart must be -- a mirrored pool of thought."

  • "Wear your heart on your skin in this life."

  • "What a man is is an arrow into the future, and what a woman is is the place the arrow shoots from."

  • "I am too pure for you or anyone."

  • "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 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."

Quotes by Sylvia Plath

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

  • "Poetry as its best can do you a lot of harm."

  • "Indecision and reveries are the anesthetics of constructive action."

  • "I think my poems immediately come out of the sensuous and emotional experiences I have."

  • "I am a victim of introspection."

  • "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 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."

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

  • "And by the way, everything in life is writeable if you have the outgoing guts to do it. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt."

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