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Sylvia Plath Quotes and Sayings

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How frail the human heart must be - a mirrored pool of thought.
- Sylvia Plath

Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.
- Sylvia Plath

Dying is an art, like everything else.
I do it exceptionally well.
I do it so it feels like hell.
I do it so it feels real.
I guess you could say I've a call.
- Sylvia Plath

But life is long.
And it is the long run that balances the short flare of interest and passion.
- Sylvia Plath

 

Kiss me and you will see how important I am.
- Sylvia Plath

I talk to God but the sky is empty.
- Sylvia Plath

The blood jet is poetry and there is no stopping it.
- Sylvia Plath

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Apparently, the most difficult feat for a Cambridge
male is to accept a woman not merely as feeling,
not merely as thinking, but as managing a complex,
vital interweaving of both.
- Sylvia Plath

Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything,
it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.
- Sylvia Plath

And by the way, everything in life is writable about
if you have the outgoing guts to do it,
and the imagination to improvise.
The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
- Sylvia Plath

Widow.
The word consumes itself.
- Sylvia Plath

Is there no way out of the mind?
- Sylvia Plath

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my eyes and all is born again.
- Sylvia Plath

I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart.
I am.
I am.
I am.
- Sylvia Plath

There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure,
but I don't know many of them.
- Sylvia Plath

I am too pure for you or anyone.
- Sylvia Plath

If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things
at one and the same time,
then I'm neurotic as hell.
I'll be flying back and forth between one mutually
exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days.
- Sylvia Plath

My religion consists of a humble admiration
of the illimitable superior spirit
who reveals himself in the slight details we are able
to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
- Albert Einstein

The boarding-school experience in Paris was very hard,
I didn't put up with it very well.
I was sick all the time, or in any case frail,
on the edge of a nervous breakdown.
- Jacques Derrida

People who sleep around to get roles are frail and
scared and most likely without talent.
It's their own little horror show that only they can deal with.
- Bruce Campbell

The memories of men are too frail a thread to hang history from.
- John Still

My sister used to say I had a frail chest and she 'd beat me up all the time.
- Michael Clarke Duncan

Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her,
still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.
- Victor Hugo

I'd like to play Ian Paisley, actually.
I'd need building up, though he's very frail now.
- Liam Neeson

Gertrude Stein really thought of Hemingway as frail.
He almost married Stein.
- Leslie Fiedler

The human heart is as a frail craft on which we wish to reach the stars.
- Giotto di Bondone

The media's power is frail.
Without the people's support, it can be shut off with
the ease of turning a light switch.
- Corazon Aquino

Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail:
a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave
toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail,
striving and faith the only strength it knows.
- Frances Rodman

The crime of book purging is that it involves a rejection of the word.
For the word is never absolute truth,
but only man's frail and human effort to approach the truth.
To reject the word is to reject the human search.
- Max Lerner

An increasing number of Canadians must juggle the demands
of work with the need to care for children,
or for family members who are ill or too frail to care for themselves.
Our programs have simply not kept pace with these societal changes.
- Kim Campbell

I am provocative, and I admit this.
It isn't as if I'm only on the receiving end,
a poor, frail little creature.
I can be thoroughly nasty when I get going,
and I don't pull my punches.
- Helen Suzman

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi PHOTO

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34) PHOTO

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

When an inner situation is not made conscious,
it appears outside as fate.
- Carl Jung

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

The mystery of the beginning
of all things is insoluble by us;
and I for one, must be content to remain an agnostic.
- Charles Darwin

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

If you have a particular faith or religion,
that is good. But you can survive without it.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
- Joseph Addison

Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
- Matthew 7:7

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- The Bible

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
- Mother Teresa

You hold onto religion, you know,
rules, regulations, traditions.
I think what God is interested in
is people's hearts, and that's hard enough.
- Bono

To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1

Forgive Your Brother from Your Heart.
- Matthew 18:21-22

Love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

I love you when you bow in your mosque,
kneel in your temple, pray in your church.
For you and I are sons of one religion,
and it is the Spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The Spirit is described in the Holy Scriptures
as much more anarchic than any established religion credits.
- Bono

I like the silent church before the service begins,
better than any preaching.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A willingness to laugh at itself is what distinguishes
a compassionate religion from a cult.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu


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