Today would have been Sylvia Plath's 80th birthday. As she shares it with Dylan Thomas, we spent a little while imagining what kind of joint birthday party antics would go down if Plath and Thomas were still around today - who'd be propping up the bar, or blowing up the balloons?

As we'll never know, we've given her the standard HuffPost birthday treatment - a round up of their best photos and quotes for your pleasure.

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  • Sylvia Plath

    "There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them."

  • Sylvia Plath

    "Kiss me and you will see how important I am."

  • Sylvia Plath

    "Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing."

  • Sylvia Plath

    "I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again."

  • Sylvia Plath

    "The blood jet is poetry and there is no stopping it."

  • Sylvia Plath

    "I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am."

  • Sylvia Plath

    "Widow. The word consumes itself."

  • Sylvia Plath

    "Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing."

  • Sylvia Plath

    "If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as hell. I'll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days."

  • Sylvia Plath

    "Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I've a call."

  • Sylvia Plath

    "Apparently, the most difficult feat for a Cambridge male is to accept a woman not merely as feeling, not merely as thinking, but as managing a complex, vital interweaving of both."