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.


The slime of all yesterdays rots in the hollow of a skull.     

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That afternoon my mother had brought me the roses. "Save them for my funeral," I'd said.     

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There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.     

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She stared at her reflection in the glossed shop windows as if to make sure, moment by moment, that she continued to exist.     

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If winter comes can spring be... We're nearer to spring than we were in September, i heard a bird sing in the dark of December, January, Febmar, aprimay, apricots, beneath the bough.     

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Dying / Is an art, like everything else.     

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Well, I know now. I know a little more how much a simple thing like a snowfall can mean to a person.     

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Apparently, the most difficult feat for a Cambridge male is to accept a woman not merely as feeling, not merely as thinking, but as managing a complex, vital interweaving of both.     

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I felt very still and empty, the way the eye of a tornado must feel, moving dully along in the middle of the surrounding hullabaloo.     

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The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.     

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The first time I saw a fingerbowl was at the home of my benefactress. [...] The water had a few cherry blossoms in it, and I thought it must be some clear sort of Japanese after-dinner soup and ate every bit of it, including the crisp little blossoms.     

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I felt very still and empty, the way the eye of a tornado must feel, moving dully along in the middle of the surrounding hullabaloo.     

Sylvia Plath

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.     

Sylvia Plath