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.

Poems, like dreams, are a sort of royal road to the unconcious. They tell you what your secret self cannot express. Erica Jong
A baby's mother also needs a mother. Erica Jong
You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. Erica Jong
Biography is essentially a collaborative art, the latest biographer collaborating with all those who wrote earlier. Erica Jong
Women tend to be preservers of the social structure, of marriage. They don't want to upset their husbands or their significant others. They don't want to hurt people Erica Jong
I have a very sensitive nose. I identify with dogs. I understand the world through my nose. Erica Jong
Each of us only feels the torn lining of his own coat and sees the wholeness of the other person's. Erica Jong
It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone. Erica Jong
Jealousy is all the fun you think they had. Erica Jong
Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads. Erica Jong
I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change... I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back.... Erica Jong
Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed. Erica Jong
Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy gets the Catholic Church. America gets Hollywood. 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
You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy. Erica Jong
Men and women, women and men. It will never work. Erica Jong
When a child needs a mother to talk to, nobody else but a mother will do. Erica Jong
You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame. Erica Jong
Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. Erica Jong
I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back. Erica Jong
There are no atheists on turbulent airplanes. 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
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. Erica Jong
A book burrows into your life in a very profound way because the experience of reading is not passive. Erica Jong