Erica Jong

Erica Jong

American author

Lived from: 1942-

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Erica Jong

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    Friends love misery, in fact. Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky or too successful or too pretty, our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
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    Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
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    And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
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    Beware of the man who denounces woman writers; his penis is tiny and he cannot spell.
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    Bigamy is having one husband too many. Monogamy is the same.
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    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.
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    Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy gets the Catholic Church. America gets Hollywood.
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    Everyone has a talent, what is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
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    Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
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    Fame means millions of people have the wrong idea of who you are.
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    German toilets are really the key to the horrors of the Third Reich. People who can build toilets like this are capable of anything.
    Source: Fear of Flying
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    Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.
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    Growing up female in America. What a liability! You grew up with your ears full of cosmetic ads, love songs, advice columns, whoreoscopes, Hollywood gossip, and moral dilemmas on the level of TV soap operas. What litanies the advertisers of the good life chanted at you! What curious catechisms!
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    He who can take advice is sometimes superior to him who can give it.
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    I can live without it all - love with its blood pump, sex with its messy hungers, men with their peacock strutting, their silly sexual baggage, their wet tongues in my ear.
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