6 Inspirational Quotes by Sylvia Plath


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Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath (1932 - 1963) was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer.

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You ask me why I spend my life writing? Do I find entertainment? Is it worthwhile? Above all, does it pay? If not, then, is there a reason?... I write only because there is a voice within me. That will not be still.

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The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

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I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between.

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I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.

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I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery – air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, "This is what it is to be happy."

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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 my life. And I am horribly limited.

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