Quotation Explorer - '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
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t. - Erica Jong
Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. - Erica Jong
Jealousy is all the fun you think they had. - Erica Jong
Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything its cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it...it really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everthing for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more. - Erica Jong
Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. - Erica Jong
the body is wiser than its inhabitants. the body is the soul. the body is god’s messenger. - Erica Jong
Show me a woman who doesn't feel guilty and I'll show you a man. - Erica Jong
Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads. - Erica Jong
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow talent to the dark place where it leads. - Erica Jong
Men and women, women and men. It will never work. - Erica Jong
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark place where it leads. - Erica Jong
A book burrows into your life in a very profound way because the experience of reading is not passive. - Erica Jong
The trick is not how much pain you feel - but how much joy you feel. Any idiot can feel pain. Life is full of excuses to feel pain, excuses not to live, excuses, excuses, excuses. - Erica Jong
And the trouble is, 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 places where it leads. - Erica Jong
Critics write out of intellectual exercise, not poets. Poets write straight from the heart. - Erica Jong
Many people today believe that cynicism requires courage. Actually, cynicism is the height of cowardice. It is innocence and open-heartedness that requires the true courage-however often we are hurt as a result of it. - Erica Jong
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. - Erica Jong
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. - Erica Jong
If you don't risk anything you risk even more. - Erica Jong
Sometimes it was worth all the disadvantages of marriage just to have that: one friend in an indifferent world. - Erica Jong
Nothing quite has reality for me till I write it all down--revising and embellishing as I go. I'm always waiting for things to be over so I can get home and commit them to paper. - Erica Jong
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