Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Sylvia Plath
(-) born on
Oct 27
US "novelist, poet". "She wrote confessional verse which was collected in "Ariel," 1965; wrote autobiographical novel, "The Bell Jar," 1962."

"Too much attention to health is a hindrance to learning, to invention, and to studies of any kind, for we are always feeling suspicious shootings and swimmings in our heads, and we are prone to blame studies for them."

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my eyes and all is born again.
"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."
"There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them."
Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "The Book of Success," ed. Richard Shea, 1993."
R: ""Mad Girl's Love Song.""
A: "The narrator in "The Bell Jar," ch. 8, 1963."
N: ""The Bell Jar," 1963."
K: "In "The Fourth 637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said," ed. Robert Byrne, 1990."

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