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Erica Jong Quotes

I hope you find these Erica Jong Quotes inspiring and motivational.

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

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

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

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

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong


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Hate generalizes; love is particular.
- Erica Jong

Betrayal betrays the betrayer.
- Erica Jong

Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.
- Erica Jong

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

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

Love is serene and calm
- Erica Jong

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

Love gives without taking
- 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

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

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.
- 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

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

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

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

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

This isn't a rehearsal or a practice life.
This is your real life - your one and only real life.
There are no retakes - no second chances.
Begin now - live full out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict
between thinking and feeling.
- Carl Jung

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have to do your own growing
no matter how tall your grandfather was.
- Abraham Lincoln

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.
- Ram Dass

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
- Anonymous

There is no certainty; there is only adventure.
- Roberto Assagioli

See life as ugly and painful - if you choose,
or see it as beautiful and joyful.
There is no inherent meaning in life.
We give life its meaning.
It's our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

The past has no power over the present moment.
- Eckhart Tolle

Nearly everything you do is of no importance,
but it is important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

The River of Life flows eternally,
with infinite strength,
but with no convictions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
- Robert A. Heinlein

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do no harm.
- from the Hippocratic Oath

There's no wrong, only discovery...
- Byron Katie

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

A discussion of philosophy is like a cat chasing its tail -
it may be an amusing diversion but
it has no chance for a satisfying conclusion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no "right", there is no "wrong" -
there are only points of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones;
to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

The River of Life has no judgments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a warrior is to succeed at anything,
the success must come gently,
with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
- Carlos Castaneda

Know that time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
You give your own meaning to time, as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no right answers to wrong questions.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Those who know how to think need no teachers.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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