To learn and think;
To think and live;
To live and learn:
this always, with new insight, new understanding, and new love.
~ The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
Lady Lazarus~Sylvia Plath
“Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now.
Live it, feel it, cling to it.
I want to become acutely aware of all i’ve taken for granted.”
“What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless : well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age”
“Here I am, a bundle of past recollections and future dreams, knotted up in a reasonably attractive bundle of flesh”
“Kiss me and you will see how important I am”
“Character is fate; and damn, I’d better work on my character”
“Go out and do something. It isn’t your room that’s a prison. It is yourself”
“I write only because there is a voice in me that will not be still”
“I deserve that, don’t I? Some sort of blazing love that I can live with”
“I am afraid of getting older…I am afraid of getting married spare me from cooking three meals a day- spare me from the relentless cage of routine and rote.I want to be free…I want, I want to think, to be omniscient…I think I would like to call myself ‘The girl who wanted to be God”
“Something in me wants more, I can’t rest”
~Sylvia Plath, née October 27, 1932.