Quotes of Erica Jong

“ Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. ”

- Erica Jong

“ Jealousy is all the fun you think they had. ”

- Erica Jong

“ Love is everything it's cracked up to be…It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. ”

- Erica Jong

“ If you don't risk anything you risk even more. ”

- Erica Jong

“ Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. ”

- Erica Jong

“ The soul is awakened through service. ”

- Erica Jong

“ Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. ”

- Erica Jong

“ If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more. ”

- Erica Jong

“ No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool. ”

- Erica Jong

“ If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more. ”

- Erica Jong

“ Solitude is un-American. ”

- Erica Jong

“ I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. ”

- Erica Jong

“ I have lived my life according to this principle: If I’m afraid of it, then I must do it. ”

- Erica Jong

“ We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate. ”

- Erica Jong

“ Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. ”

- Erica Jong

“ Humor is one of the most serious tools we have for dealing with impossible situations. ”

- Erica Jong

“ I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back. ”

- Erica Jong

“ Jealousy is all the fun you think they had. ”

- Erica Jong

“ The worst thing about jealousy is how low it makes you reach. ”

- Erica Jong

“ I remember everything but forgive anyway. ”

- Erica Jong

“ Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness. ”

- Erica Jong

“ I have accepted fear as a part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back. ”

- Erica Jong

“ The stones themselves are thick with history, and those cats that dash through the alleyways must surely be the ghosts of the famous dead in feline disguise. ”

- Erica Jong

“ Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent into the dark place where it leads. ”

- Erica Jong

“ My reaction to porn films is as follows: After the first ten minutes, I want to go home and screw. After the first 20 minutes, I never want to screw again as long as I live. ”

- Erica Jong

“ Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more. ”

- Erica Jong

“ I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change... I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back.... ”

- Erica Jong

“ The ultimate sexist putdown: the prick which lies down on the job. The ultimate weapon in the war between the sexes: the limp prick. The banner of the enemy's encampment: the prick at halfmast. The symbol of the apocalypse: the atomic warhead prick which selfdestructs. That was the basic inequity which could never be righted: not that the male had a wonderful added attraction called a penis, but that the female had a wonderful allweather cunt. Neither storm nor sleet nor dark of night could faze it. It was always there, always ready. Quite terrifying, when you think about it. No wonder men hated women. No wonder they invented the myth of female inadequacy. ”

- Erica Jong

“ the body is wiser than its inhabitants. the body is the soul. the body is god’s messenger. ”

- Erica Jong

“ the body is wiser than its inhabitants. the body is the soul. the body is god’s messenger. ”

- Erica Jong
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