Sylvia Plath

A Quote by Sylvia Plath on breath, breathing, heart, and life

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

Sylvia Plath

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Sylvia Plath on womenswisdom, writing, imagination, creativity, self-doubt, improvise, and life

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.

Sylvia Plath

Contributed by: Amanda

A Quote by Sylvia Plath on love and longing

I fancied you'd return the way you said,
But I grow old and I forget your name.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

Sylvia Plath

Contributed by: hannahbee

A Quote by Sylvia Plath on life and choice

  ...I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story.
     From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked.  One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Ee Gee, the amazing editor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attila and a pack of other lovers with queer names and offbeat professions, and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn't quite make out.
     I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn't make up my mind which of the figs I would choose.  I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.  

Sylvia Plath

Source: The Bell Jar: A Novel (Perennial Classics), Pages: The Bell Jar, Chapter 7

Contributed by: Erin

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