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Bigamy is having one husband too many. Monogamy is the same.
- Erica Jong | Marriage Quotes
Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark places where it leads.
- Erica Jong | Talent Quotes
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 | Acceptance Quotes
Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.
- Erica Jong | Other Side Quotes
I know some good marriages-marriages where both people are just trying to get through their days by helping each other, being good to each other.
There are no atheists on turbulent airplanes.
- Erica Jong | Prayer Quotes
Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong | Self-Reliance Quotes
If, every day, I dare to remember that I am here on loan, that this house, this hillside, these minutes are all leased to me, not given, I will never despair.
- Erica Jong | One Day Quotes
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. ...
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong | Instincts Quotes
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 | Right Quotes
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....
I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me.
I was afraid to write Fear of Flying; ergo, I had to write it. I have lived my life according to this principle: If I'm afraid of it, then I must do it.
It takes courage to lead a life. Any life.
- Erica Jong | Risks Quotes
And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
- Erica Jong | Risks Quotes
Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark place where it leads.
- Erica Jong | Courage Quotes
It takes courage to lead a life. Any life.
- Erica Jong | Courage Quotes
I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged.... I had poems which were rewritten so many times I suspect it was just a way of avoiding sending them out.
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. ...
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 everything, you risk even more.
- Erica Jong | True Love Quotes
The soul is awakened through service.
- Erica Jong | Spirituality Quotes
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong | Friendship Quotes
There are no atheists on turbulent airplanes.
- Erica Jong | Religion Quotes


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