Erica Jong Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old erica jong quotes, erica jong sayings, and erica jong proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Betrayal does that betrays the betrayer.     

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I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: Turn back.      

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Surviving means being born over and over again.     

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

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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.     

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

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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.     

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Betrayal does that -- betrays the betrayer.     

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Pregnancy seemed like a tremendous abdication of control. Something growing inside you which would eventually usurp your life.     

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Pregnancy seemed like a tremendous abdication of control. Something growing inside you which would eventually usurp your life.     

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

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Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs your heart is very big.     

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

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This is the sad bed of chosen chastity because you are miles and mountains away.     

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Turning fifty ... is like flying: hours of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror.     

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Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.     

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Pregnancy seemed like a tremendous abdication of control. Something growing inside you which would eventually usurp your life.     

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If you don't risk anything, you risk even more.     

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Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it l     

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And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.     

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it is not unusual to hate great writers before we learn to love them. Because they have created something that did not yet exist, they must also create their audience. Sometimes the audience is not yet ready. Sometimes it has yet to be born.     

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We are finally driven to monogamy not by morality but by exhaustion.     

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Keeping a journal implies hope.     

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All natural disasters are comforting because they reaffirm our impotence, in which, otherwise, we might stop believing. At times it is strangely sedative to know the extent of your own powerlessness.     

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Exceptional people are often called crazy by the ordinary world.     

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Perhaps all artists were, in a sense, housewives: tenders of the earth household.     

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Pleasure is terrifying because it breaks down the boundaries between people. Embracing passion means living with fear.     

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It is the nature of those books we call classics to wait patiently on the shelf for us to grow into them.     

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Silence is the bluntest of blunt instruments.      

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The words carry their own momentum. A confession in motion tends to stay in motion. Newton's first law of jealousy.     

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