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

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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

Hate generalizes; love is particular.
- 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

 

Love is serene and calm
- Erica Jong

Love gives without taking
- Erica Jong

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

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Betrayal betrays the betrayer.
- Erica Jong

Solitude is considered un-American.
- 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

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

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

The trouble is,
if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

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

If you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.
- Erica Jong

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

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

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

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

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

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.
- 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

Ambivalence is a wonderful tune to dance to.
It has a rhythm all its own.
- Erica Jong

Show me a woman who doesn't feel guilty and I'll show you a man.
- Erica Jong

It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages,
at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone.
- Erica Jong

Solitude is un-American.
- Erica Jong

Where is Hollywood located? Chiefly between the ears.
In that part of the American brain lately vacated by God.
- Erica Jong

Perhaps all artists were, in a sense,
housewives: tenders of the earth household.
- Erica Jong

Men and women, women and men.
It will never work.
- Erica Jong

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

Fame means millions of people have the wrong idea of who you are.
- Erica Jong

Singularity shows something wrong in the mind.
- Erica Jong

The stones themselves are thick with history,
and those cats that dash through the alleyways must
surely be the ghosts of the famous dead in feline disguise.
- Erica Jong

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

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

My reaction to porno films is as follows; After the first ten minutes,
I want to go home and screw; After the first twenty minutes,
I never want to screw again as long as I live
- Erica Jong

Men have always detested women's gossip
because they suspect the truth:
their measurements are being taken and compared.
- Erica Jong

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.
- Erica Jong

You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Good friends are like stars ...
you don't always see them,
but you know they are always there.
- Anonymous

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
- Anonymous

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving
for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I will reflect the finest qualities my friends offer me
and remind them of all the promise I see in them.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Your friends love you anyway.
- Dave Barry

Can miles truly separate us from friends?
If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?
- Richard Bach

When true friends meet in adverse hour,
'Tis like a sunbeam through a shower.
A watery way an instant seen,
The darkly closing clouds between.
- Sir Walter Scott

The best way to keep your friends
is not to give them away.
- Wilson Mizner

The best time to make friends is before you need them.
- Ethel Barrymore

True friends are appreciative and never demanding.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be careful the friends you choose -
for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone

Friends share our pain and touch our wounds
with a gentle and tender hand.
- Henri Nouwen

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is better to be in chains with friends,
than to be in a garden with strangers.
- Persian Proverb

Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with.
Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
- Thomas J. Watson Sr.

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery
in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Brooks Adams

Friendship with one's self is all important,
because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

"We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?" asked Piglet.
"Even longer," Pooh answered.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
- Jacques Delille

Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families.
- Anonymous

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

When friends stop being frank and useful to each other,
the whole world loses some of its radiance.
- Anatole Broyard

The making of friends, who are real friends,
is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
- Edward Everett Hale

Wishing to be friends is quick work,
but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
- Aristotle

Friends are born, not made.
- Henry Adams

I always like to know everything about my new friends,
and nothing about my old ones.
- Oscar Wilde

I get by with a little help from my friends.
- John Lennon


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