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Top 350 Erica Jong Quotes (2023 Update)
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Erica Jong Quote: “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 Quote: “I knew I was in England by the smell.”
Erica Jong Quote: “It’s important to know what you’re going to spend your life on, and the only way you’re going to find that is by connecting with the force inside yourself.”
Erica Jong Quote: “It’s only when you’re forbidden to talk about the future that you suddenly realize how much the future normally occupies the present, how much of daily life is usually spent making plans and attempting to control the future. Never mind that you have no control over it. The idea of the future is our greatest entertainment, amusement, and time-killer.”
Erica Jong Quote: “I mostly hate organized religion, which I think is a force for the oppression of women and creates warfare.”
Erica Jong Quote: “Solitude is un-American.”
Erica Jong Quote: “You go through life looking for a teacher and then when you find him, you become so dependent on him that you grow to hate him. Or else you wait for him to show his weakness and then you despise him for being human.”
Erica Jong Quote: “You’re afraid he’ll leave you and you’ll fall apart. You don’t know that you can get along without him and you’re afraid to find out because then your whole potty theory will come tumbling down. You’ll have to stop thinking of yourself as weak and dependent and you hate that.”
Erica Jong Quote: “That’s what a writer is – a conqueror of fears.”
Erica Jong Quote: “Why should a bad marriage have been so much more compelling than no marriage? Why had I clung to my misery so? Why did I believe it was all I had?”
Erica Jong Quote: “Mothers and daughters – it’s a comedy, but also a tragedy. We fill our daughters with all the chutzpah we wish for ourselves. We want them to be free as we were not. And then we resent them for being so free. We resent them for being what we have made! With granddaughters, it’s so much easier. And great-granddaughters.”
Erica Jong Quote: “It’s hard to do fiction and nonfiction simultaneously.”
Erica Jong Quote: “I think the Jews are an amazing group of people and their survival is amazing.”
Erica Jong Quote: “What we remember lacks the hard edge of fact. To help us along we create little fictions, highly subtle and individual scenarios which clarify and shape our experience. The remembered event becomes a fiction, a structure made to accommodate certain feelings. This is obvious to me. If it weren’t for these structures, art would be too personal for the artist to create, much less for the audience to grasp. Even film, the most literal of all the arts, is edited. – Jerzy Kosinski.”
Erica Jong Quote: “Most sex doesn’t really bring people together. You have to reach a certain level of connection, I think, and that’s pretty rare.”
Erica Jong Quote: “I’m interested in what happens to people when they get into that publicity machine. We tend to think things have changed, but there’s still a deep sexism underlying the way women are treated publicly.”
Erica Jong Quote: “Compose with utter freedom and edit with utter discipline.”
Erica Jong Quote: “Sex just as a drive, as a hormonal drive, is not very interesting.”
Erica Jong Quote: “We came to realize how little married couples see of each other once they crawl in the bourgeois box.”
Erica Jong Quote: “It is heresy in America to embrace any way of life except as half of a couple. Solitude is un-American.”
Erica Jong Quote: “I’m not classically pretty; I’ve always been too heavy; I’ve had thyroid disease and it’s very hard for me to lose weight – but I’ve always had men pursue me. I’ve always had that ‘it’ thing. God knows why. Maybe it’s pheromones, I don’t know.”
Erica Jong Quote: “It is the artists who make the true value of the world, though at times they may have to starve to do it. They are like earthworms, turning up the soil so things can grow, eating dirt so that the rest of us may eat green shoots.”
Erica Jong Quote: “Feminism is teaching. I’ve gotten a lot of pleasure pushing younger writers that I’ve met and worked with.”
Erica Jong Quote: “A person’s not free if their freedom has to be “given”.”
Erica Jong Quote: “Human beings are naturally hierarchical beasts. Democracy is not their native religion.”
Erica Jong Quote: “Every time I catch myself saying, “Oh no, you shouldn’t try that,” I think, “Yes, I should.””
Erica Jong Quote: “Isn’t it our job to be appalled by our parents? Isn’t it every generation’s duty to be dismayed by the previous generation? And to assert that we are different – only to discover later that we are distressingly the same?”
Erica Jong Quote: “My generation of young female writers discovered that we could dictate the form and content of our own fiction.”
Erica Jong Quote: “You’re afraid of criticism,′ she says. ‘But criticism is a sign of life! You know who doesn’t get criticized? Nonentities! Only the dead escape criticism.”
Erica Jong Quote: “How did I get to be a grown-up? At times, I find myself still sitting on the hillside, plotting revenge against the adult world.”
Erica Jong Quote: “We have let Eros mean slavery, but Eros also has the power to set us free. We must demand the right to depict women’s lives as we know them, not as we might like them to be. We must stop applying political prescriptions to creativity.”
Erica Jong Quote: “Because When you write about people, you inevitably offend – but if you write about animals, the evil do not recognize themselves but the good understand immediately.”
Erica Jong Quote: “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.”
Erica Jong Quote: “I had forgotten how awful it was to be a woman alone – the leering glances, the catcalls, the offers of help which you dared not accept for fear of incurring a sexual debt. The awful sense of vulnerability. No wonder I had gone from man to man and always wound up married. How could I have left Bennett? How could I have forgotten?”
Erica Jong Quote: “If I wrote that women could be unkind, I was considered a traitor – as if it were not worse treachery to pretend that all women were kind.”
Erica Jong Quote: “That was probably the mistake of my generation, that we thought that having sex with anyone would be intimate and it wasn’t.”
Erica Jong Quote: “You have to enjoy being a woman. Why should being a woman be such a negative thing where you always have to improve yourself? I have never in my entire life met a man who didn’t want to go to bed with me because I was too fat.”
Erica Jong Quote: “Glitch or not, we seem to need a power greater than ourselves. We seem to need enormous shadows of divinity stalking us. We know we are weak. Alcoholics are, above all, lonely, fearful pepole who make a fetish of loneliness, who think they – we – are too good to be part of the human race. And we have to be humbled to remember who we are – stumbling human beings, more ape than angel.”
Erica Jong Quote: “Unhappiness is our element. We come to believe we can’t function without it.”
Erica Jong Quote: “Plot is just a fancy way of saying ’and then.”
Erica Jong Quote: “Nothing human was worth denying. Even if it was unspeakably ugly, we could learn from it, couldn’t we? Or could we? I never questioned that at all.”
Erica Jong Quote: “Writers are always at the edge of the inferno, and the fire is licking at our toes. Luckily, this turns us on!”
Erica Jong Quote: “When you start having lunch and actually eating, it’s already over.”
Erica Jong Quote: “Each one an antidote to the one that went before. Each one a reaction, an about-face, a rebound.”
Erica Jong Quote: “We’re programmed for suffering, not joy. The masochism is built in at a very early age. You’re supposed to work and suffer – and the trouble is: you believe it.”
Erica Jong Quote: “Each artist or writer who works in Venice comes to believe that the city yields its most special secret to him or her alone.”
Erica Jong Quote: “Love gives without taking.”
Erica Jong Quote: “In loving life you love what can’t survive...”
Erica Jong Quote: “Novices in the arts think you have to start with inspiration to write or paint or compose. In fact, you only have to start. Inspiration comes if you continue. Make the commitment to sit still in solitude several hours a day and inevitably your muse will visit.”
Erica Jong Quote: “As long as women are denied the priesthood, we will try to make our own rituals at our own kitchen altars and we will sew our own magical capes at our own sewing machines.”
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