Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Some Sylvia Plath Quotes I like

I saw this quotation on Shelia (One Persons Journey Through a World of Books) and liked it so I wanted to share it with you. Also I googled the author and found some other quotations I liked. I have never read any of her works before. :)

"I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited."
— Sylvia Plath


"There I went again, building up a glamorous picture of a man would would love me passionately the minute he met me, and all out of a few prosy nothings."
— Sylvia Plath

"I felt dumb and subdued. Every time I tried to concentrate, my mind glided off, like a skater, into a large empty space, and pirouetted there, absently."
— Sylvia Plath (The Bell Jar)

"Yes, I was infatuated with you: I am still. No one has ever heightened such a keen capacity of physical sensation in me. I cut you out because I couldn't stand being a passing fancy. Before I give my body, I must give my thoughts, my mind, my dreams. And you weren't having any of those. "
— Sylvia Plath (The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath)

"So much working, reading, living to do! A lifetime is not long enough."
— Sylvia Plath

"I want to taste and glory in each day, and never be afraid to experience pain; and never shut myself up in a numb core of non-feeling, or stop questioning and criticizing life and take the easy way out. To learn and to think; to think and live, to live and learn: this always, with new insight, new understanding, and new love."
— Sylvia Plath (The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath)

"I am still so na├»ve; I know pretty much what I like and dislike; but please, don’t ask me who I am. A passionate, fragmentary girl, maybe?"
— Sylvia Plath

2 comments:

Trish said...

What fantastic quotes. I've still yet to read The Bell Jar but hope to some day. I've always enjoyed her poetry, though it's been years since I've read it. She's right about the first one--so many books I'll never have time to read. So sad!

chenicelclarke said...

Thank you so much for sharing these quotes. They are utterly beautiful and completely relatable.