Erica Jong Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Erica Jong quotes, Erica Jong sayings, and Erica Jong proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Betrayal does that betrays the betrayer. Erica Jong
I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: Turn back. Erica Jong
Surviving means being born over and over again. Erica Jong
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
Love is everything it's cracked up to be It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. 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
Betrayal does that -- betrays the betrayer. Erica Jong
Pregnancy seemed like a tremendous abdication of control. Something growing inside you which would eventually usurp your life. Erica Jong
Pregnancy seemed like a tremendous abdication of control. Something growing inside you which would eventually usurp your life. Erica Jong
Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. Erica Jong
Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, 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. Erica Jong
We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate. Erica Jong
This is the sad bed of chosen chastity because you are miles and mountains away. Erica Jong
Turning fifty ... is like flying: hours of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror. Erica Jong
Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads. Erica Jong
Pregnancy seemed like a tremendous abdication of control. Something growing inside you which would eventually usurp your life. Erica Jong
If you don't risk anything, you risk even more. Erica Jong
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it l Erica Jong
And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more. Erica Jong
it is not unusual to hate great writers before we learn to love them. Because they have created something that did not yet exist, they must also create their audience. Sometimes the audience is not yet ready. Sometimes it has yet to be born. Erica Jong
We are finally driven to monogamy not by morality but by exhaustion. Erica Jong
Keeping a journal implies hope. Erica Jong
All natural disasters are comforting because they reaffirm our impotence, in which, otherwise, we might stop believing. At times it is strangely sedative to know the extent of your own powerlessness. Erica Jong
Exceptional people are often called crazy by the ordinary world. Erica Jong
Perhaps all artists were, in a sense, housewives: tenders of the earth household. Erica Jong
Pleasure is terrifying because it breaks down the boundaries between people. Embracing passion means living with fear. Erica Jong
It is the nature of those books we call classics to wait patiently on the shelf for us to grow into them. Erica Jong
Silence is the bluntest of blunt instruments.  Erica Jong
The words carry their own momentum. A confession in motion tends to stay in motion. Newton's first law of jealousy. Erica Jong