I want to taste and glory in each day, and never be afraid to experience pain; and never shut myself up in a numb core of nonfeeling, or stop questioning and criticizing life and take the easy way out. To learn and think: to think and live; to live and learn: this always, with new insight, new understanding, and new love.
—  Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
Then bed, and again the luxury of dark. Still the blood and flesh of me were electric and singing quietly. But it ebbed and ebbed and dark and sleep and oblivion came and came, surging, surging, surging inward, lapping and drowning with no-name, no-identity, none at all. Just nothing, yet the seeds of awakening and life slumbered there in the dark
—  Sylvia Plath, from ‘The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath’
The signs as Sylvia Plath quotes
  • Aries:“Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously near to wanting nothing.”
  • Taurus:“Would it be too childish of me to say: I want? But I do want: theater, light, color, paintings, wine and wonder.”
  • 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.”
  • Cancer:“How we need another soul to cling to, another body to keep us warm. To rest and trust; to give your soul in confidence: I need this, I need someone to pour myself into.”
  • Leo:“Frustrated? Yes. Why? Because it is impossible for me to be God—”
  • Virgo:“What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle-age.”
  • 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.”
  • Scorpio:“I’m dramatic and sloppily semi-cynical and semi-sentimental.”
  • Sagittarius:“Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night…”
  • Capricorn:“Nothing is real except the present, and already, I feel the weight of centuries smothering me.”
  • Aquarius:“Before I give my body, I must give my thoughts, my mind, my dreams. And you weren’t having any of those.”
  • Pisces:“It seems to me more than ever that I am a victim of introspection.”

We should meet in another life, we should meet in air, me and you.

Sylvia Plath

I exist in two places, here and where you are.

Margaret Atwood

Souls cross ages like clouds cross skies.

David Mitchell

I’m kissing you now—across the gap of a thousand years.

Marina Tsvetaeva

Come back! Even as a shadow, even as a dream.

Euripides (tr. Anne Carson)