Inspirational Woman: 12 Sylvia Plath Quotes

One thing we’re passionate about at Euphorie Studios is championing women in all creative industries: women supporting women is inspiring & uplifting and we want to add to that any time that we can. Today, we wanted to continue our ‘Inspirational Women’ series (we previously covered the beautiful Maya Angelou) with some quotes from someone that we’ve all been inspired by at our fashion house: Sylvia Plath.

Sylvia Plath was talented poet, short-story writer and novelist, best known for her book ‘The Bell Jar’.

Sylvia Plath had poems published in some prestigious outlets during her life (and many more in death) starting at 8 years old in the Boston Herald. Her first poem, aptly titled ‘Poem’ was featuring in the children’s section of the Boston Herald, it read as follows:

“Hear the crickets chirping, in the dewy grass. Bright little fireflies, Twink as they pass”

Here are some incredible words by a talented woman that has inspired many of us at our fashion house:

“I feel good with my husband: I like his warmth and his bigness and his being-there and his making and his jokes and stories and what he reads and how he likes fishing and walks and pigs and foxes and little animals and is honest and not vain or fame-crazy and how he shows his gladness for what I cook him and joy for when I make him something, a poem or a cake, and how he is troubled when I am unhappy and wants to do anything so I can fight out my soul-battles and grow up with courage and a philosophical ease. I love his good smell and his body that fits with mine as if they were made int he same body-shop to do just that. What is only pieces, doled out here and there to this boy and that boy, that made me like pieces of them, is all jammed together in my husband. So I don’t want to look around anymore: I don’t need to look around for anything.”

“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.”

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

“What did my arms do before they held you?”

“Yes, I was infatuated with you: I am still. No one has ever heightened such a keen capacity of physical sensation in me.”

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

“Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.”

“Living with him is like being told a perpetual story: his mind is the biggest, most imaginative I have ever met. I could live in its growing countries forever”

“Let me live, love, and say it will in good sentences”

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

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”

“What did my fingers do before they held him?

What did my heart do, with its love?”


Do you have a favourite Sylvia Plath poem, writing or series of words? Let us know in the comments below!

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