Erica Jong Quotes

The trick is not how much pain you feel–but how much joy you feel. Any idiot can feel pain. Life is full of excuses to feel pain, excuses not to live, excuses, excuses, excuses. -Erica Jong

Will you ever? I don’t think you will ever fully understand how you’ve touched my life and made me who I am.I don’t think you could ever know just how truly special you are that even on the darkest nights you are my brightest star. -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

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. -Erica Jong

I write lustily and humorously. It isn’t calculated; it’s the way I think. I’ve invented a writing style that expresses who I am. -Erica Jong

Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy gets the Catholic Church. America gets Hollywood. -Erica Jong

A book burrows into your life in a very profound way because the experience of reading is not passive. -Erica Jong

Love is everything it’s cracked up to be…It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. -Erica Jong

I have lived my life according to this principle: If I’m afraid of it, then I must do it. -Erica Jong