Erica Jong Quotes

Erica Jong Quotes: It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone.
Author: Erica Jong
Allow me to put the record straight. I am forty-six and have been for some years past.
Author: Erica Jong
beware the Lure of a handsome Face, the all too ready Assumption that the lovely Facade must needs have lovely Chambers within; for as 'tis with Great Houses, so, too, with Great Men.
Author: Erica Jong
the body is wiser than its inhabitants. the body is the soul. the body is god's messenger.
Author: Erica Jong
As women, we can't look old. We can't be fat. We're supposed to look like the 14-year-old models in Vogue, who are younger and younger and skinnier and skinnier, and they are air-brushed and contoured and Photoshopped.
Author: Erica Jong
I was surprised by my daughter's generation and how they were rebelling against the '70s idea that sex was perfect and it should be sought.
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Friends love misery... our misery is what endears us to our friends.
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We don't have a clear path forward, and that's been the case for feminism since the 18th century, when the idea of the rights of women actually began.
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I had been a feminist all my life, but the big problem was how to make your feminism jibe with you unappeasable hunger for male bodies.
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Genius is a strong aphrodisiac.
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I am never so calm as after I have written. And the next morning I will feel the familiar anxiety and I will have to begin the process all over again.
Author: Erica Jong
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.
Author: Erica Jong
When I'm sitting at the desk not being able to write line one, it's silence and despair! It's not so easy to put the pen to the legal pad or type the first sentence on the computer screen.
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At fifty the madwoman in the attic breaks loose, stomps down the stairs, and sets fire to the house. She won't be imprisoned anymore.
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I thought to spend my declining years writing poetry and teaching - but that won't pay the Bergdorf's bill. I think I'll move to somewhere life is cheaper.
Author: Erica Jong
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.
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The only rule I have when writing is to try to tell the truth. That doesn't mean you can't exaggerate, edit, rewrite things to make them more dramatic. But emotional truth is what I look for in writing.
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A poem (surely someone has said this before) is a one-night stand, a short story a love affair, and a novel a marriage.
Author: Erica Jong
I've kept journals at many times in my life starting from when I was about 13 or 14. But it's boring and contrived to keep a journal every day. Better to write as the mood strikes.
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Not everybody has to be a parent. In fact, in an overpopulated world where our resources are shrinking, it would be wonderful if people who didn't want children felt free to say so. In the 1970s, there was more tolerance for the idea that not everybody needs to be a biological parent.
Author: Erica Jong