Erica Jong Quotes

Erica Jong Quotes: Pain is not love. Love flowers; love gives without taking; love is serene and calm.
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Erica Jong Quote: My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.
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Quotes about Erica Jong: Each artist or writer who works in Venice comes to believe that the city yields its most special secret to him or her alone.
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Quote about Erica Jong: Language matters because whoever controls the words controls the conversation, because whoever controls the conversation controls its outcome, because whoever frames the debate has already won it, because telling the truth has become harder and harder to achieve in an America drowning in Orwellian Newspeak.
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Erica Jong Sayings: Writers are doubters, compulsives, self-flagellants. The torture only stops for brief moments.
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Erica Jong Saying: Is there a phrase in the English language more fraught with menace than a tax audit?
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Sayings about Erica Jong: 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.
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Saying about Erica Jong: we need poetry most at those moments when life astounds us with losses, gains, or celebrations. We need it most when we are most hurt, most happy, most downcast, most jubilant. Poetry is the language we speak in times of greatest need. And the fact that it is an endangered species in our culture tells us that we are in deep trouble.
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Erica Jong Quotes: We write poems / as leaves give oxygen - / so we can breathe.
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Erica Jong Quote: What I would like to give my daughter is freedom. And this is something that must be given by example, not exhortation. Freedom is a loose leash, license to be different from your mother and still be loved...Freedom is...not insisting that your daughter share your limitations. Freedom also means letting your daughter reject you when she needs to and come back when she needs to. Freedom is unconditional love.
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Quotes about Erica Jong: Famous people complain about fame, but they never want to give it back, myself included.
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Quote about Erica Jong: O what is it about having one's own Babe upon one's Hip that makes a Woman wish to go home to her Mother? A Desire to say: 'Look, the Circle is compleat'? A Desire to say: 'Look, I have cross'd the Divide and now am more like you'? A Desire to say: 'Look, this Babe I offer you is my most precious Gift'?
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Erica Jong Sayings: Perhaps all artists were, in a sense, housewives: tenders of the earth household.
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Erica Jong Saying: But come back in November or December, in February or March, when the fog, la nebbia, settles upon the city like a marvelous monster, and you will have little trouble believing that things can appear and disappear in this labyrinthine city, or that time here could easily slip in its sprockets and take you, willingly or unwillingly, back.
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Sayings about Erica Jong: What are the sources of poetry? Love and death and the paradox of love and death. All poetry from the beginning is about Eros and Thanatos. Those are the only subjects. And how Eros and Thanatos interweave.
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Saying about Erica Jong: What I would like to give my daughter is freedom. And this is something that must be given by example, not by exhortation.
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Erica Jong Quotes: I had been a feminist all my life, but the big problem was how to make your feminism jibe with you unappeasable hunger for male bodies.
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Erica Jong Quote: There is still the feeling that women's writing is a lesser class of writing, that what goes on in the nursery or the bedroom is not as important as what goes on in the battlefield, that what women know about is a less category of knowledge.
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