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Erica Jong Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Erica Jong Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

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

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

The trouble is,
if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more.
- 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

 

Love gives without taking
- Erica Jong

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Love is serene and calm
- Erica Jong


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

Hate generalizes; love is particular.
- Erica Jong

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.
- Erica Jong

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

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

Because I loved myself, I was loved.
- Erica Jong

Betrayal betrays the betrayer.
- Erica Jong

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

The best slave does not need to be beaten. She beats herself.
- Erica Jong

Driving me away is easier than saying goodbye.
- Erica Jong

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

The trick is not how much pain you feel -
but how much joy you feel
- Erica Jong

I write lustily and humorously.
It isn't calculated; it's the way I think.
I've invented a writing style that expresses who I am.
- Erica Jong

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

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

Where is Hollywood located? Chiefly between the ears.
In that part of the American brain lately vacated by God.
- Erica Jong

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

Men have always detested women's gossip because they suspect the truth:
their measurements are being taken and compared.
- Erica Jong

Singularity shows something wrong in the mind.
- Erica Jong

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

Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.
- Erica Jong

Ambivalence is a wonderful tune to dance to.
It has a rhythm all its own.
- Erica Jong

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

Fame means millions of people have the wrong idea of who you are.
- Erica Jong

Every country gets the circus it deserves.
Spain gets bullfights.
Italy gets the Catholic Church.
America gets Hollywood.
- Erica Jong

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

Solitude is un-American.
- Erica Jong

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

You take your life in your own hands,
and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- 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 sex and creativity are often
seen by dictators as subversive activities,
it's because they lead to the knowledge
that you own your own body
(and with it your own voice), and that's
the most revolutionary insight of all.
- Erica Jong

There is still the feeling that women's writing is
a lesser class of writing,
that what goes on in the nursery or the bedroom is
not as important as what goes on in the battlefield,
that what women know about is a less category of knowledge.
- Erica Jong

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Every tomorrow has two handles.
We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety
or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step - large and small -
with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I Act with Bold Courage:
Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step -
large and small - with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Having set a direction, begin - begin today.
Take action - take action every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't let anyone else take the measure
of your worth and capabilities.
Always stand proud in who you are.
- Margaret Spellings

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy;
if you lose, you will be wise.
- Anonymous

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

We can let circumstances rule us,
or we can take charge and
rule our lives from within.
- Earl Nightingale

With courage, you will dare to take risks,
have the strength to be compassionate,
and the wisdom to be humble.
Courage is the foundation of integrity.
- Keshavan Nair

If you take the responsibility for your life,
you can start changing it.
- Osho

Control thy passions lest they take vengeance upon thee.
- Epictetus

Don't take anything personally.
- don Miguel Ruiz

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Our compassion and acts of selflessness
take us to the deeper truths.
- Amma

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Albert Einstein

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

He who is not courageous enough to take risks
will accomplish nothing in life.
- Muhammad Ali

The biggest adventure you can take is
to live the life of your dreams.
- Oprah Winfrey

Trust in what you love, continue to do it,
and it will take you where you need to go.
- Natalie Goldberg

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated;
you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George


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