Erica Jong Quotes

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.

Erica Jong

Sometimes it was worth all the disadvantages of marriage just to have that: one friend in an indifferent world

Erica Jong

Betrayal does that -- betrays the betrayer.

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Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness.

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

Pregnancy seemed like a tremendous abdication of control. Something growing inside you which would eventually usurp your life.

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Back in the days when men were hunters and chest beaters and women spent their whole lives worrying about pregnancy or dying in childbirth, they often had to be taken against their will. Men complained that women were cold, unresponsive, frigid. They wanted their women wanton. They wanted their women wild. Now women were finally learning to be wanton and wild -- and what happened? The men wilted

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

Erica Jong

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

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

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

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

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

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

Erica Jong

Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything its cracked up to be. Thats 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 dont risk anything, you risk even more.

Erica Jong

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