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13 Famous Quotes by Sylvia Plath
10/27/1932 - 2/11/1963
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Plath, Sylvia
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I am inhabited by a cry. Nightly it flaps out Looking, with its hooks, for something to love. I am terrified by this dark thing That sleeps in me; All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity.

Melancholy Quotes, by Sylvia Plath

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The man creates a pseudonym and hides behind it like a worm

Deceit Quotes, by Sylvia Plath

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Kiss me and you will see how important I am.

Kissing Quotes, by Sylvia Plath

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What does one woman see in another than a man cannot see? Tenderness

Tenderness Quotes, by Sylvia Plath

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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.

Neurosis Quotes, by Sylvia Plath

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I do not want a plain box, I want a sarcophagus With tigery stripes, and a face on it Round as the moon, to stare up. I want to be looking at them when they come Picking among the dumb minerals, the roots. I see them already-the pale, star-distance faces. Now they are nothing, they are not even babies. I imagine them without fathers or mothers, like the first gods. They will wonder if I was important.

Famous last words Quotes, by Sylvia Plath

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What I want back is what I was Before the bed, before the knife, Before the brooch-pin and the salve Fixed me in this parenthesis; Horses fluent in the wind, A place, a time gone out of mind.

Melancholy Quotes, by Sylvia Plath

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I do not want a plain box, I want a sarcophagus With tigery stripes, and a face on it Round as the moon, to stare up. I want to be looking at them when they come Picking among the dumb minerals, the roots. I see them already-the pale, star-distance faces. Now they are nothing, they are not even babies. I imagine them without fathers or mothers, like the first gods. They will wonder if I was important.

Melancholy Quotes, by Sylvia Plath

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

Melancholy Quotes, by Sylvia Plath

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For me, poetry is an evasion of the real job of writing prose.

Poetry Quotes, by Sylvia Plath

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I am inhabited by a cry. Nightly it flaps out Looking, with its hooks, for something to love. I am terrified by this dark thing That sleeps in me; All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Sylvia Plath

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I do not want a plain box, I want a sarcophagus With tigery stripes, and a face on it Round as the moon, to stare up. I want to be looking at them when they come Picking among the dumb minerals, the roots. I see them already-the pale, star-distance faces. Now they are nothing, they are not even babies. I imagine them without fathers or mothers, like the first gods. They will wonder if I was important.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Sylvia Plath

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What I want back is what I was Before the bed, before the knife, Before the brooch-pin and the salve Fixed me in this parenthesis; Horses fluent in the wind, A place, a time gone out of mind.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Sylvia Plath

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