- Sylvia Plath, Frances Monson McCullough, Lois Ames
- “If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar.
- “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar.
- “I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked.
- “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, "This is what it is to be happy.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar.
- “To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is a bad dream.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar.
- “Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow.
- “I wanted to be where nobody I knew could ever come.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar.
- “My mother said the cure for thinking too much about yourself was helping somebody who was worse off than you.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar.
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The Bell Jar. 1. Look what can happen in this country, they’d say. A girl lives in some out-of-the-way town for nineteen years, so poor she can’t afford a magazine, and then she gets a scholarship to college and wins a prize here and a prize there and ends up steering New York like her own private car. Only I wasn’t steering anything, not ...
Best Quotes from The Bell Jar 1 Sylvia Plath makes death sound so beautiful. 2 Sometimes, isolation is the best bubble to be inside. It gives you inner peace. 3 Her mother gave a great advice to all of us, didn't she? 4 The mundane of everyday is so deep when a writer writes about it. 5 Disappointing, yet true.