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Ariel: The Restored Edition

Sylvia Plath

Top 10 Best Quotes

“If the moon smiled, she would resemble you. You leave the same impression Of something beautiful, but annihilating.”

“Out of the ash I rise with my red hair and I eat men like air.”

“Is it the sea you hear in me? Its dissatisfactions? Or the voice of nothing, that was your madness? Love is a shadow. How you lie and cry after it. --from "Elm", written 19 April 1962”

“I have taken a pill to kill The thin Papery feeling. --from "Cut", written 24 October 1962”

“Now I am silent, hate Up to my neck, Thick, thick. I do not speak. --from "Lesbos", written 18 October 1962”

“I used to pray to recover you. --from "Daddy", written 12 October 1962”

“There is a charge For the eyeing of my scars, there is a charge For the hearing of my heart - It really goes. And there is a charge, a very large charge, For a word or a touch Or a bit of blood Or a piece of my hair or my clothes. --from "Lady Lazarus", written 23-29 October 1962”

“You smile. No, it is not fatal. --from "The Other", written 2 July 1962”

“Every woman adores a Fascist, The boot in the face, the brute Brute heart of a brute like you. –-from "Daddy", written 12 October 1962”

“I am still raw. I say I may be back. You know what lies are for. Even in your Zen heaven we shan't meet. --from "Lesbos", written 18 October 1962”

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