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Sylvia Plath

1932-1963 ,  American poet & writer
Sylvia PlathAmerican poet and novelist whose works are preoccupied with alienation, death, and self-destruction.
Plath is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for her two published collections, “The Colossus” and “Other Poems and Ariel”.
Plath was clinically depressed for most of her adult life, which was treated multiple times with electroconvulsive therapy. She committed suicide in 1963.

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Quotations

Why can’t I try on different lives, like dresses, to see which one fits me and is most becoming?


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


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.


How we need another soul to cling to.


I don’t care about anyone, and the feeling is quite obviously mutual.


The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.


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


Is anyone anywhere happy?


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


I love my rejection slips. They show me I try.


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


Quotes in Verse

Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.


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


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


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


I talk to God but the sky is empty.


I must get my soul back from you; I am killing my flesh without it.


I write only because
There is a voice within me
That will not be still.


I lean to you, numb as a fossil. Tell me I'm here.












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