I am afraid of getting married. Spare me from cooking three meals a dayspare me from the relentless cage of routine and rote.
1949 Diary entry,13 Nov. Collected in Aurelia Schober Plath (ed) Letters Home by Sylvia Plath,'Diary Supplement' (1949).
I could never be a complete scholar or a complete housewife or a complete writer: I must combine a little of all, and thereby be imperfect in all.Sylvia Plath
Love set you going like a fat gold watch. The midwife slapped your footsoles, and your bald cry Took its place among the elements.Sylvia Plath
Not God but a swastika So black no sky could squeak through. Every woman adores a Fascist, The boot in the face, the brute Brute heart of a brute like you.Sylvia Plath
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
A sort of walking miracle, my skin Bright as a Nazi lampshade.Sylvia Plath
Dying, Is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well.Sylvia Plath
Out of the ash I rise with my red hair And I eat men like air.Sylvia Plath
There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.Sylvia Plath
I never feel so much myself as when I'm in a hot bath.Sylvia Plath
If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed.Sylvia Plath
What a man is is an arrow into the future and what a woman is is the place the arrow shoots off from.Sylvia Plath
They understood things of the spirit in Japan. They disemboweled themselves when anything went wrong.Sylvia Plath
This is the light of the mind, cold and planetary. The trees of the mind are black. The light is blue.Sylvia Plath
Darling, all night I have been flickering, off, on, off, on. The sheets grow heavy as a lecher's kiss.Sylvia Plath
If I didn't think, I'd be much happier; if I didn't have any sex organs, I wouldn't waver on the brink of nervous emotion and tears all the time.Sylvia Plath
Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously near to wanting nothing.Sylvia Plath
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