Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath
Sylvia Plath
  • Born: October 27, 1932
  • Died: February 11, 1963
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Poet









Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College at the University of Cambridge before receiving acclaim as a poet and writer. She married fellow poet Ted Hughes in 1956, and they lived together in the United States and then in England. They had two children, Frieda and Nicholas, before separating in 1962.

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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. Life
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.
But life is long. And it is the long run that balances the short flare of interest and passion. Life
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. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Every woman adores a Fascist.
How frail the human heart must be - a mirrored pool of thought.
How we need another soul to cling to.
I am a victim of introspection.
I am too pure for you or anyone.
I have a visual imagination.
I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad.
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. Religion & God
I think my poems immediately come out of the sensuous and emotional experiences I have.
I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am. War & Peace
I want Books and Babies and Beef stews.
If I have not the power to put myself in the place of other people, but must be continually burrowing inward, I shall never be the magnanimous creative person I wish to be. Yet I am hypnotized by the workings of the individual, alone, and am continually using myself as a specimen. Power
If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as hell. I'll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days. Time
If you expect nothing from anybody, you're never disappointed.
Is there no way out of the mind?
It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents: joyous positive and despairing negative - whichever is running at the moment dominates my life, floods it. Life
I've begun to think like a Jew, to feel like a Jew.
Kiss me and you will see how important I am. Romantic
Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.
One should be able to control and manipulate experiences with an informed and intelligent mind.
Perfection is terrible; it cannot have children.
Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.
Poetry at its best can do you a lot of harm. Literature, Writers & Writing
Poetry, I feel, is a tyrannical discipline. You've got to go so far so fast in such a small space; you've got to burn away all the peripherals. Literature, Writers & Writing
The blood jet is poetry and there is no stopping it. Literature, Writers & Writing
There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.
Wear your heart on your skin in this life. Life
What a man is is an arrow into the future, and what a woman is is the place the arrow shoots off from. Future
What I want back is what I was.
When you are insane, you are busy being insane - all the time. Time
Widow. The word consumes itself.

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