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Erica Jong Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Erica Jong Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

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

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

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

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


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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 gives without taking
- Erica Jong

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

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.
- Erica Jong

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

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

Love is serene and calm
- Erica Jong

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

Betrayal betrays the betrayer.
- Erica Jong

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

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

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

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

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

Solitude is un-American.
- Erica Jong

Singularity shows something wrong in the mind.
- Erica Jong

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
- Tony Robbins

Whatever happens, take responsibility.
- Tony Robbins

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

You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don't take.
- Wayne Gretzky

Set Goals - Take Action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

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

The way of success:
Visualize the end result,
Plan, Take action, Persevere,
Re-plan, Take action, Persevere.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Make the best use of what is in your power,
and take the rest as it happens.
- Epictetus

Take charge of your life!
You are responsible to yourself - not to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to lead from behind
and to put others in front,
especially when you celebrate victory
when nice things occur.
You take the front line when there is danger.
Then people will appreciate your leadership.
- Nelson Mandela

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

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

Take the initiative - don't wait for life to come to you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

In war as in life, it is often necessary
when some cherished scheme has failed,
to take up the best alternative open,
and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill

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

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

Obstacles are those frightful things
you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
- Henry Ford


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