Poetry, Quotes

Sylvia Plath

“I desire the things which will destroy me in the end…”

The Journals of Sylvia Plath, p. 23


Much Ado About Nothing

If I had my mouth, I would bite;

if I had my liberty, I would do my liking.

In the meantime,

let me be that I am,

and seek not to alter me.

William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing (1.3.28-30)



I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it…

– Jane Austen