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62 Inspirational Erica Jong Quotes (COURAGE)

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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.”

Erica Jong
Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.
Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.
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…
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…
I have lived my life according to this principle If I'm afraid of it, then I must do it.
I have lived my life according to this principle: If I’m afraid of it, then I must do it.
I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me.
I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me.

Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love and loyalty. 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.”

Erica Jong
Humor is one of the most serious tools we have for dealing with impossible situations.
Humor is one of the most serious tools we have for dealing with impossible situations.
It was easy enough to kill yourself in a fit of despair. It was easy enough to play the martyr. It was harder to do nothing. To endure your life. To wait.
It was easy enough to kill yourself in a fit of despair. It was easy enough to play the martyr. It was harder to do nothing. To endure your life. To wait.
Take your life in your own hands, and what happens A terrible thing no one to blame.
Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
The trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
The trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.

5 Funny Erica Jong Quotes

You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.
You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.
Beware of the man who denounces woman writers; his penis is tiny and he cannot spell.
Beware of the man who denounces woman writers; his penis is tiny and he cannot spell.
Men have always detested women's gossip because they suspect the truth their measurements are being taken and compared.
Men have always detested women’s gossip because they suspect the truth: their measurements are being taken and compared.
They keep saying the right person will come along. I think mine got hit by a truck.
They keep saying the right person will come along. I think mine got hit by a truck.
Someday every woman will have orgasms - like every family has color TV - and we can all get on with the business of life.
Someday every woman will have orgasms – like every family has color TV – and we can all get on with the business of life.

6 Erica Jong Quotes About Women

“I know so many women in their fifties, sixties and seventies who delight in being on their own. It’s amazing. They don’t see any stigma attached to it. We don’t need a man to prove our identity anymore.”

Erica Jong

“I think feminism means what it has always meant – women want to use all their gifts, all their talents and be judged impartially for them. I don’t think feminism has ever meant anything else.”

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

“The only difference between men and women is that women are able to create new little human beings in their bodies while simultaneously writing books, driving tractors, working in offices, planting crops – in general, doing everything men do.”

Erica Jong
Women are their own worst enemies. And guilt is the main weapon of self-torture...
Women are their own worst enemies. And guilt is the main weapon of self-torture…

“I hope we don’t have to keep going back over the same territory and winning the same rights over and over again. The battle for birth control. The battle for abortion. The parity of women’s health. It’s very depressing to think that you win these rights, but then you have to win them again, and again, and again, and fight the same battles over and over.”

Erica Jong

8 Erica Jong Quotes About Love

“What I would like to give my daughter is freedom. And this is something that must be given by example, not exhortation. Freedom is a loose leash, license to be different from your mother and still be loved… Freedom is… not insisting that your daughter share your limitations. Freedom also means letting your daughter reject you when she needs to and come back when she needs to. Freedom is unconditional love.”

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

“Ken, my husband, just smelled like he belonged to me. I’m not talking about hygiene. I’m talking about when you hug him, he either feels like a member of your tribe or not. It’s their scent.”

Erica Jong
Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.
Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.
I don’t think that sex necessarily produces intimacy.
I don’t think that sex necessarily produces intimacy.

“I don’t think you will ever fully understand how you’ve touched my life and made me who I am. I don’t think you could ever know just how truly special you are that even on the darkest nights you are my brightest star.”

Erica Jong
What was the point of spending your life with someone you were always looking for ways to deceive?
What was the point of spending your life with someone you were always looking for ways to deceive?
The truth is simple, you do not die from love. You only wish you did.
The truth is simple, you do not die from love. You only wish you did.

11 Thought-provokingErica Jong Quotes That Will Make You Think

“My reaction to porno films is as follows: After the first ten minutes, I want to go home and screw. After the first twenty minutes, I never want to screw again as long as I live.”

Erica Jong
He who can take advice is sometimes superior to him who can give it.
He who can take advice is sometimes superior to him who can give it.
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.
Show me a woman who doesn't feel guilty and I'll show you a man.
Show me a woman who doesn’t feel guilty and I’ll show you a man.
Fame means millions of people have the wrong idea of who you are.
Fame means millions of people have the wrong idea of who you are.
How wonderful to have someone to blame! How wonderful to live with one’s nemesis! You may be miserable, but you feel forever in the right.
How wonderful to have someone to blame! How wonderful to live with one’s nemesis! You may be miserable, but you feel forever in the right.

“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
Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy the Church. America Hollywood.
Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy the Church. America Hollywood.
Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.
Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.
Conflict is the soul of literature.
Conflict is the soul of literature.
I am old enough to know that laughter, not anger, is the true revelation.
I am old enough to know that laughter, not anger, is the true revelation.

10 Inspirational Erica Jong Quotes About Life

“I believe that women should live for love, for motherhood and for intellect, and I believe we shouldn’t have to choose. And I believe that’s always been difficult for women, to express themselves intellectually, maternally, and passionately.”

Erica Jong
Always do the things you fear the most. Courage is an acquired taste, like caviar.
Always do the things you fear the most. Courage is an acquired taste, like caviar.
As long as I'm facing the right direction, it doesn't matter the size of my steps.
As long as I’m facing the right direction, it doesn’t matter the size of my steps.
Creativity demands nothing less than all you have. Talent alone is never enough.
Creativity demands nothing less than all you have. Talent alone is never enough.
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.
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.
I remember everything but forgive anyway.
I remember everything but forgive anyway.
Courage is the only Magic worth having.
Courage is the only Magic worth having.
The sexuality doesn’t end. It really doesn’t. You’re sexual your whole life if you’re a sexual person.
The sexuality doesn’t end. It really doesn’t. You’re sexual your whole life if you’re a sexual person.
Life has no plot. It is by far more interesting than anything you can say about it.
Life has no plot. It is by far more interesting than anything you can say about it.
It takes courage to lead a life. Any life.
It takes courage to lead a life. Any life.

11 Erica Jong Quotes on Writing and Reading

“Beware of books. They are more than innocent assemblages of paper and ink and string and glue. If they are any good, they have the spirit of the author within. Authors are rogues and ruffians and easy lays. They are gluttons for sweets and savories. They devour life and always want more. They have sap, spirit, sex. Books are panderers. The Jews are not wrong to worship books. A real book has pheromones and sprouts grass through its cover.”

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.
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.
If you imagine the world listening, you’ll never write a line. That’s why privacy is so important. You should write first drafts as if they will never be shown to anyone.
If you imagine the world listening, you’ll never write a line. That’s why privacy is so important. You should write first drafts as if they will never be shown to anyone.
The soul is awakened through service.
The soul is awakened through service.

“When I was a ten-year old bookworm and used to kiss the dust jacket pictures of authors as if they were icons, it used to amaze me that these remote people could provoke me to love.”

Erica Jong
Keeping a journal implies hope.
Keeping a journal implies hope.
Poetry is what we turn to in the most emotional moments of our life - when a beloved friend dies, when a baby is born or when we fall in love.
Poetry is what we turn to in the most emotional moments of our life – when a beloved friend dies, when a baby is born or when we fall in love.
I never became a writer for the money. I am a poet first. Even getting published is a miracle for poets.
I never became a writer for the money. I am a poet first. Even getting published is a miracle for poets.

“I guess the thing that I’m most proud of is that I kept on writing poetry. I understand that poetry is sort of the source of everything I do. It’s the source of my creativity.”

Erica Jong
We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.
We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.
I think professionalism is important, and professionalism means you get paid.
I think professionalism is important, and professionalism means you get paid.

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