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Quotes About Plath

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Sylvia Plath
“Some things are hard to write about. After something happens to you, you go to write it down, and either you over dramatize it, or underplay it, exaggerate the wrong parts or ignore the important ones. At any rate, you never write it quite the way you want to.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath
“So much working, reading, thinking, living to do! A lifetime is not long enough.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Ted Hughes
“He could not stand. It was not
That he could not thrive, he was born
With everything but the will –
That can be deformed, just like a limb.
Death was more interesting to him.
Life could not get his attention.”
Ted Hughes

Sylvia Plath
“It was comforting to know I had fallen and could fall no farther.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath
“What do you have in mind after you graduate?"

What I always thought I had in mind was getting some big scholarship to graduate
school or a grant to study all over Europe, and then I thought I'd be a professor and write
books of poems or write books of poems and be an editor of some sort. Usually I had
these plans on the tip of my tongue.

"I don't really know," I heard myself say. I felt a deep shock, hearing myself say that, because the minute I said it, I knew it was true.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath
“Writing, then, was a substitute for myself: if you don't love me, love my writing & love me for my writing. It is also much more: a way of ordering and reordering the chaos of experience.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath
“With that strange knowing that comes over me, like a clairvoyance, I know that I am sure of myself and my enormous and alarmingly timeless love for you; which will always be.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath
“Feel oddly barren. My sickness is when words draw in their horns and the physical world refuses to be ordered, recreated, arranged and selected. I am a victim of it then, not a master.”
Sylvia Plath

Kelli Russell Agodon
“Maybe if I could slip into Sylvia's mind, sort out the spices in her rack, alphabetize them and dust them off. Maybe then I'd understand how it's the little things that pull you under.”
Kelli Russell Agodon

Sylvia Plath
“Seré una de las pocas poetisas en el mundo completamente feliz de ser mujer, no una de esas amargadas y frustradas, retorcidas imitadoras de hombres, que en su mayoría acaban destrozadas”
Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath
“Değişebilirim,yusyuvarlak bir boşluğa sığabilmek için köşelerimi törpüleyebilirim.Tanrım,umarım kendimi bu şekilde katletmek zorunda kalmam”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Ted Hughes
“In my position, the right witchdoctor

Might have caught you in flight with his bare hands,

Tossed you, cooling, one hand to the other,

Godless, happy, quieted.

I managed

A wisp of your hair, your ring, your watch, your nightgown.”
Ted Hughes, Birthday Letters

Ted Hughes
“But inside your sob-sodden Kleenex

And your Saturday night panics,

Under your hair done this way and that way,

Behind what looked like rebounds

And the cascade of cries diminuendo,

You were undeflected.

You were gold-jacketed, solid silver,

Nickel-tipped. Trajectory perfect

As through ether.”
Ted Hughes, Birthday Letters

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