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The Bell Jar

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by Sylvia Plath

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SYLVIA PLATH

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

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I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; 

I lift my eyes and all is born again

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There is something demoralizing about watching two people get more and more crazy about each other, especially when you are the only extra person in the room. It's like watching Paris from an express caboose heading in the opposite direction--every second the city gets smaller and smaller, only you feel it's really you getting smaller and smaller and lonelier and lonelier, rushing away from all those lights and excitement at about a million miles an hour.

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The floor seemed wonderfully solid. It was comforting to know I had fallen and could fall no farther.

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I wanted to be where nobody I knew could ever com

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I thought it sounded just like the sort of drug a man would invent. Here was a woman in terrible pain, obviously feeling every bit of it or she wouldn't groan like that, and she would go straight home and start another baby, because the drug would make her forget how bad the pain had been, when all the time, in some secret part of her, that long, blind, doorless and windowless corridor of pain was waiting to open up and shut her in again.

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Sylvia Plaths The Bell Jar quotes for when you’re in that slump and for whatever reason you’d like to sink deeper into that bottomless hole which you’ve become so familiar with

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