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The Signs As Sylvia Plath Quotes

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Aries

“I have never found anybody who could stand to accept the daily demonstrative love I feel in me, and give back as good as I give.”

“If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed.”

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

Taurus

“Suddenly I wonder, ‘Where is the girl that I was last year? Two years go? What would she think of me now?’

“So much working, reading, thinking, living to do! A lifetime is not long enough.”

“I also hate people to ask cheerfully how you are when they know you’re feeling like hell and expect you to say “fine”

Gemini

“What is my life for and what am I going to do with it? I don’t know and I’m afraid. 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.”

“There I went again, building up a glamorous picture of a man who would love me passionately the minute he met me, and all out of a few prosy nothings.”

“Yet I liked him too much… way too much, and I ripped him out of my heart so it wouldn’t get to hurt me more than it did.”

Cancer

“Something in me wants more. I can’t rest.”

“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.”

“It is a terrible thing to be so open: it is as if my heart put on a face and walked into the world.”

Leo

“I am both worse and better than you thought.”

“My worst habit is my fear & my destructive rationalizing.”

“The same thing happened over and over: I would catch sight of some flawless man in the distance, but as soon as he moved closer I immediately saw he wouldn’t do at all.”

Virgo

“What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle-age.”

“Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand.”

“And so I rehabilitate myself – staying up late this Friday night in spite of vowing to go to bed early, because it is more important to capture moments like this, keen shifts in mood, sudden veering of direction – than to lose it in slumber.”

Libra

“I love people. Everybody. I love them, I think, as a stamp collector loves his collection. Every story, every incident, every bit of conversation is raw material for me.”

“Why is crying so pleasurable? I feel clean, absolutely purged after it. As if I had a grief to get over with, some deep sorrow.”

“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.”

Scorpio

“I’m dramatic and sloppily semi-cynical and semi-sentimental.”

“I want to be important. By being different. And these girls are all the same.”

“I need someone to pour myself into.”

Sagittarius

“And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter – they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long.”

“Why can’t I try on different lives, like dresses, to see which fits best and is more becoming?”

“Sometimes I feel so stupid and dull and uncreative that I am amazed when people tell me differently.”

Capricorn

“It is so much safer not to feel, not to let the world touch me.”

“I like people too much or not at all. I’ve got to go down deep, to fall into people, to really know them.”

“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. ”

Aquarius

“Before I give my body, I must give my thoughts, my mind, my dreams. And you weren’t having any of those.”

“My skin is broken out from subconscious anxiety and tension, self-induced.”

“Aloneness and selfness are too important to betray for company.”

Pisces

“I desire the things that will destroy me in the end.”

“There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.”

“I didn’t know why I was going to cry, but I knew that if anybody spoke to me or looked at me too closely the tears would fly out of my eyes and the sobs would fly out of the throat and I’d cry for a week.”

Lauren Martin

Just another girl in the world…and founder of Words of Women

1 Comment
  • Karen Thomas
    Karen Thomas Posted August 8, 2018 1:57 pm

    Sylvia Plath gave us the most awesome quotes. I can feel every one of these deep into my bones.

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