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I wonder why I don't go to bed and go to sleep. But then it would be tomorrow, so I decide that no matter how tired, no matter how incoherent I am, I can skip on hour more of sleep and live.


Sylvia Plath

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Later Buddy told me the woman was on a drug that would make her forget she'd had any pain and that w...
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I wanted to tell her that if only something were wrong with my body it would be fine, I would rather...
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Well, I know now. I know a little more how much a simple thing like a snowfall can mean to a person
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I think my poems immediately come out of the sensuous and emotional experiences I have.
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Freedom is not of use to those who do not know how to employ it.
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The next five months are grim ones. I always feel sorry to have the summertime change, with the dark...
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There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.
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I looked on my stomach and saw Frieda Rebecca, white as flour with the cream that covers new babies,...
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Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I ...
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I may never be happy, but tonight I am content. Nothing more than an empty house, the warm hazy wear...
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That is how it stiffens, my vision of that seaside childhood. My father died; we moved inland. Where...
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Ever since I was small I loved feeling somebody comb my hair. It made me go all sleepy and peaceful.
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My mother had taught shorthand and typing to support us since my father died, and secretly she hated...
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That afternoon my mother had brought me the roses.
"Save them for my funeral," I'd said.
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One should be able to control and manipulate experiences with an informed and intelligent mind.
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Everybody had to go to some college or other. A business college, a junior college, a state college,...
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I stepped from the air-conditioned compartment onto the station platform, and the motherly breath of...
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I talk to God but the sky is empty.
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There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.
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Every woman adores a Fascist.
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Poetry, I feel, is a tyrannical discipline. You've got to go so far so fast in such a small spac...
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I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.
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If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed.
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Believe in some beneficent force beyond your own limited self. God, god, god: where are you? I want ...
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I don't believe that the meek will inherit the earth; The meek get ignored and trampled.
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What I want back is what I was.
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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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For me, poetry is an evasion of the real job of writing prose.
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I lean to you, numb as a fossil. Tell me I'm here.
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A little thing, like children putting flowers in my hair, can fill up the widening cracks in my self...
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How we need another soul to cling to, another body to keep us warm. To rest and trust; to give your ...
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I want to taste and glory in each day, and never be afraid to experience pain; and never shut myself...
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I am still so naïve; I know pretty much what I like and dislike; but please, don’t ask me who I a...
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I must get my soul back from you; I am killing my flesh without it.
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let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences
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dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I ...
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There are times when a feeling of expectancy comes to me, as if something is there, beneath the surf...
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What does one woman see in another than a man cannot see? Tenderness
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I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can ...
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So much working, reading, thinking, living to do! A lifetime is not long enough.
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I want to write because I have the urge to excel in one medium of translation and expression of life...
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Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s he...
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I felt wise and cynical as all hell.
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I think I may well be a Jew.
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So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes, yet they would open up, unfolding qui...
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So I began to think maybe it was true that when you were married and had children it was like being ...
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When they asked me what I wanted to be I said I didn't know.
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What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fadin...
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I didn't want my picture taken because I was going to cry. I didn't know why I was going to cry, but...
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I guess I should have reacted the way most of the other girls were, but I couldn't get myself to rea...
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I must be lean & write & make worlds beside this to live in.
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Out of the ash I rise with my red hair And eat men like air
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Kendimi bu güneşte, bir melek kadar ince ve uçucu bir hale gelene dek bir bıçak gibi bilemek is...
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I have stitched life into me like a rare organ
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