Today marks the 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath’s tragic suicide, but the year is also a milestone for Plath’s legacy. The renowned poet, who explored visual art and prose as well, released her classic novel The Bell Jar shortly before her death.
Between The Bell Jar, Plath’s journals, and the large catalog of poetry, old fans and newcomers can enjoy the tiny timeless bits of wisdom articulated in her endearingly identifiable manner.
Take a peek at several timeless quotes taken from Plath’s work and correspondence in the gallery below. Paired with the quotes are photos of the late writer as well as several ink drawings by Plath, revealed for the first time at The Mayor Gallery in London in 2011.