Quotable: I can never read all the books I want

20 Jun


“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.”

~from Sylvia Plath’s The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath


4 Responses to “Quotable: I can never read all the books I want”

  1. aeoliankid June 20, 2016 at 9:05 am #

    blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Damn, girl! You can say that again!  I’ll need three lifetimes just to read all of the books in my own little library that I have already acquired! Not enough hours in the day for folks like us!  George 👍💙

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

    • Stephanie Nikolopoulos July 7, 2016 at 9:05 am #

      So many books, so little time! I’ve started listening to audio books on my commute just get more “reading” in!

  2. myfigs September 29, 2016 at 11:17 am #

    she has the best quotes! 🙂

  3. BiblioRichie October 18, 2016 at 10:03 am #

    So true, its definitely a good thing to have that intellectual desire which is why I don’t get non-readers.

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