"I am still so naïve; I know pretty much what I like and dislike; but please, don't ask me who I am."
"Why is it that I find it so difficult to accept the present moment, whole as an apple, without cutting and hacking at it to find a purpose?"
"What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle-age."
"Why can't I try on different lives, like dresses, to see which fits best and is most becoming?"
"I am a wound walking out of hospital. I am a wound that they are letting go."
"I write only because there is a voice within me that will not be still."
"Out of the ash I rise with my red hair. And I eat men like air."
"I must bridge the gap between adolescent glitter & mature glow."
One of my favorite writers of all time, and a woman whose anxious soul I can understand.If you've never read The Bell Jar, please do so now.