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I had been alone more than I could have been had I gone by myself.


Sylvia Plath

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I could have had class. I could have been a contender.
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It could have been where I had to do nothing and that would have been great.
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I would have been able to finish higher up had things gone our way.
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I think Ernie could have been more aggressive earlier in the match, but he's had a great career.
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But what could I lose by continuing that had not already been lost?
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I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man I've met. . -Dwight Moody.
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He could have been a much more wealthy person had he not been in public service.
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I was never less alone than when by myself.
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ANNA C. SALTER
I had no idea he had been in jail in more than one country, including in this country.
CHERIE BLAIR
I had no idea he had been in jail in more than one country, including in this country.
CHERIE BLAIR
Perhaps some day I'll crawl back home, beaten, defeated. But not as long as I can make stories out o...
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I lay on my back, feeling as if more than the womb had been taken out.
GAYL JONES
I had been the dutiful son and husband for so long, I had forgotten about living for myself.
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Xav!
Got you. Not letting you go.
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I suddenly saw that all the time it was not I who had been seeking God, but God who had been seeking...
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I am heartbroken. It has been a while since I've been there. I should have gone more.
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I am heartbroken. It has been a while since I've been there. I should have gone more.
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Yeah. Just think, if I had been there the speeches would have gone on even longer. Maybe two hours!
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Since God had commanded it, it was necessary that I do it. Since God commanded it, even if I had a h...
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What I did cannot be forgiven, any more than it could have been avoided.
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I'm not disappointed at all. This experience has been more than I could have asked for.
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I could forget that part, but it had to have been true.
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I could not feel, smell, see, hear, or taste the world around me. If I had allowed myself to experie...
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I wonder whether if I had an education I should have been more or less a fool that I am.
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I wonder whether if I had an education I should have been more or less a fool that I am
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I don't think two people could have been happier than we have been.
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I think it would have been harder if we had kids...for me it was just taking care of myself.
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I got the call, and I immediately prepared myself for what I had been seeing on TV.
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If I had been more self-conscious about being a woman, it would have stifled me.
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I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me.
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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...
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Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.
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The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
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Yes, my consuming desire is to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, barroom regulars—to b...
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I love people. Everybody. I love them, I think, as a stamp collector loves his collection. Every sto...
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Ennui

Tea leaves thwart those who court catastrophe,
designing futures where nothing...
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My body is a pebble to them, they tend it as water tends to the pebbles it must run over, smoothing ...
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...I still expected to see Doreen's body lying there in the pool of vomit like an ugly, concrete tes...
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Tree and Stone glittered, without shadows.My finger-length grew lucent as glass.I started to bud lik...
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I think writers are the most narcissistic people. Well, I musn't say this, I like many of them, a gr...
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I am too pure for you or anyone.

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But when it came right down to it, the skin of my wrist looked so white and defensless that I couldn...
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The trouble was, I had been inadequate all along, I simply hadn't thought about it.
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The silence depressed me. It wasn't the silence of silence. It was my own silence.
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Perfection is terrible, it cannot have children.
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Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become a...
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I love my rejection slips. They show me I try.
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Is anyone anywhere happy?
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I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never kn...
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For me, poetry is an evasion of the real job of writing prose
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...it wouldn't have made one scrap of difference to me, because wherever I sat - on the deck of a sh...
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I am your opus.
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Wind warns November’s done with. The blown leaves make bat-shapes, Web-winged and furious.
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Although, I admit, I desire,
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...we shall board our imagined ship and wildly sail among sacred islands of the mad till death shatt...
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Mountains terrify me - they just sit about; they are so proud.
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Poetry at its best can do you a lot of harm.
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I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad.
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How frail the human heart must be - a mirrored pool of thought.
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It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents: joyous positive and despairing nega...
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I have never found anybody who could stand to accept the daily demonstrative love I feel in me, and ...
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I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.
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I desire the things that will destroy me in the end.
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The blood jet is poetry
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How frail the human heart must be―a mirrored pool of thought.
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I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
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Ash, ash —-
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A ca...
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I know the bottom, she says. I know it with my great tap root:
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I?
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Eternity bores me,
I never wanted it.

From the poem "Years", 16 November 1962
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We'll act as if all this were a bad dream."

A bad dream.

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I have stitched life into me like a rare organ
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Worse even
than your maddening
song, your silence." -
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SYLVIA PLATH
If they substituted the word 'Lust' for 'Love' in the popular songs it would come nearer the truth.
SYLVIA PLATH
My childhood landscape was not land but the end of the land - the cold, salt, running hills of the A...
SYLVIA PLATH
If I tried to describe my personality, I'd start to gush about living by the ocean half my life ...
SYLVIA PLATH
I pass by people, grazing them on the edges, and it bothers me. I've got to admire someone to re...
SYLVIA PLATH
And the danger is that in this move toward new horizons and far directions, that I may lose what I h...
SYLVIA PLATH
Perhaps some day I'll crawl back home, beaten, defeated. But not as long as I can make stories out o...
SYLVIA PLATH
I woke to the sound of rain.
SYLVIA PLATH
God, but life is loneliness, despite all the opiates, despite the shrill tinsel gaiety of "parties" ...
SYLVIA PLATH
Yes, I was infatuated with you: I am still. No one has ever heightened such a keen capacity of physi...
SYLVIA PLATH
How frail the human heart must be --a mirrored pool of thought...
SYLVIA PLATH
The man creates a pseudonym and hides behind it like a worm
SYLVIA PLATH
I am inhabited by a cry. Nightly it flaps out Looking, with its hooks, for something to love. I am t...
SYLVIA PLATH
Excellent teachers showered on to us like meteors: Biology teachers holding up human brains, English...
SYLVIA PLATH
I want to live and feel all the shades, tones, and variations of mental and physical experience poss...
SYLVIA PLATH
If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic...
SYLVIA PLATH
I do not want a plain box, I want a sarcophagus
With tigery stripes, and a face on it
Round a...
SYLVIA PLATH
Let's face it: I'm scared, scared and frozen. First, I guess I'm afraid for myself... the old primit...
SYLVIA PLATH
I don’t care about anyone, and the feeling is quite obviously mutual.
SYLVIA PLATH
I see in Cambridge, particularly among the women dons, a series of such grotesques! It is almost lik...
SYLVIA PLATH
We fitted, amusingly enough, into none of the form categories of 'The Young American Couple'...
SYLVIA PLATH
When I was learning to creep, my mother set me down on the beach to see what I thought of it. I craw...
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 bri...
SYLVIA PLATH
How can you be so many women to so many strange people, oh you strange girl?
SYLVIA PLATH
I am made, crudely, for success.
SYLVIA PLATH
What is so real as the cry of a child?
A rabbit's cry may be wilder
But it has no soul.
SYLVIA PLATH
The floor seemed wonderfully solid. It was comforting to know I had fallen and could fall no farther...
SYLVIA PLATH
I didn't know why I was going to cry, but I knew that if anybody spoke to me or looked at me too clo...
SYLVIA PLATH
When they asked me what I wanted to be I said I didn’t know.
"Oh, sure you know," the photogr...
SYLVIA PLATH
The velvet dodges of the hypocrit
SYLVIA PLATH
It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents: joyous positive and despairing nega...
SYLVIA PLATH
My world falls apart, crumbles, “The centre cannot hold.” There is no integrating force, only th...
SYLVIA PLATH
Here I am, a bundle of past recollections and future dreams, knotted up in a reasonably attractive b...
SYLVIA PLATH
In this particular tub, two knees jut up
like icebergs, while minute brown hairs rise
on a...
SYLVIA PLATH
Not easy to state the change you made.
If I'm alive now, I was dead,
Though, like a stone,...
SYLVIA PLATH
Elm

BY SYLVIA PLATH

I know the bottom, she says. I know it with my great tap r...
SYLVIA PLATH
I am terrified by this dark thing
That sleeps in me;
All day I feel its soft, feathery tur...
SYLVIA PLATH
What did my fingers do before they held him?
What did my heart do, with its love?

Fr...
SYLVIA PLATH
Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.
SYLVIA PLATH
Later Buddy told me the woman was on a drug that would make her forget she'd had any pain and that w...
SYLVIA PLATH
I wanted to tell her that if only something were wrong with my body it would be fine, I would rather...
SYLVIA PLATH