The best Quotations


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

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

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

Bigamy is having one husband too many. monogamy is the same.
- Erica Jong

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

Every country gets the circus it deserves. spain gets bullfights. italy gets the catholic church. america gets hollywood.
- Erica Jong

Everyone has a talent, what is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
- Erica Jong

Everyone has talent. what is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
- 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

Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.
- Erica Jong

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!
- Erica Jong

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.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is a rhythm to the ending of a marriage just like the rhythm of a courtship - only backward. you try to start again but get into blaming over and over. finally you are both worn out, exhausted, hopeless. then lawyers are called in to pick clean the corpses. the death has occurred much earlier.
- Erica Jong

To name oneself is the first act of both the poet and the revolutionary. when we take away the right to an individual name, we symbolically take away the right to be an individual. immigration officials did this to refugees; husbands routinely do it to wives.
- Erica Jong

Where is hollywood located? chiefly between the ears. in that part of the american brain lately vacated by god.
- Erica Jong

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


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Quotation One is hardly sensible of fatigue while he marches to music. - writer
Quotation Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore. - writer
Quotation All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. - writer
Quotation Art has a double face, of expression and illusion, just like science has a double face: the reality of error and the phantom of truth. - writer
Quotation Animals do not admire each other. A horse does not admire its companion. - writer
Quotation Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. - writer