Erica Jong Quotes (21 quotations)

1. A book burrows into your life in a very profound way because the experience of reading is not passive. - Erica Jong

2. Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. - Erica Jong

3. Beware of the man who denounces women writers; his penis in tiny and he cannot spell. - Erica Jong

4. 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

5. Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. - Erica Jong

6. He who can take advice is sometimes superior to him who can give it. - Erica Jong

7. 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

8. If you don't risk anything, you risk even more. - Erica Jong

9. It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone. - Erica Jong

10. Jealousy is all the fun you think they had. - Erica Jong

11. Love is everything it's cracked up to beIt really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. - Erica Jong

12. Men and women, women and men. It will never work. - Erica Jong

13. My reaction to porno films is as follows: After the first 10 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

14. Show me a woman who doesn't feel guilty and I'll show you a man. - Erica Jong

15. Singularity shows something wrong in the mind. - Erica Jong

16. Solitude is un-American. - Erica Jong

17. Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. - Erica Jong

18. 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

19. Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness. - Erica Jong

20. You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy. - Erica Jong

21. You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. - Erica Jong

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