Best Quotes by Erica Jong (Top 10)

  1. Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The greatest feminists have also been the greatest lovers. I'm thinking not only of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley, but of Anais Nin, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and of course Sappho. You cannot divide creative juices from human juices. And as long as juicy women are equated with bad women, we will err on the side of being bad.
  5. Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
  6. Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
  7. Show me a woman who doesn't feel guilty and I'll show you a man.
  8. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
  9. Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.
  10. Beware of the man who praises women's liberation; he is about to quit his job.

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